ULEZ to go ahead in 10 months and be expanded in 2021

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who ignored industry calls and is making central London an Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) requiring Euro 6 for coaches and buses in...
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Accreditation – FORS puts First Choice ahead

The voluntary accreditation scheme has been a ‘proven success story’ and gave ‘tangible benefits’ says Director Jason Thornton First Choice Minibus Services was one of...

DfT opens consultation on Bus Services Act implementations

The Department for Transport (DfT) has opened two consultations - about accessibility and open data - ahead of making provisions in the Bus Services...

Call for DVSA to review DCPC as EU law changes come in

The Freight Transport Association (FTA) is calling on the DVSA to review the delivery of Driver CPC (DCPC) as part of EU-mandated changes to...

Smart tachos to be mandatory from June ’19: Are you ready?

The EU-wide compulsory requirement for ‘smart tachographs’ from 15 June 2019 requires all new vehicles registered after then to be fitted with an ‘Annex...
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PSVAR exemption granted for rail replacement

Coaches and buses that do not comply with PSVAR will be eligible for a one-month exemption from the Regulations that starts on 1 January...

DfT ends operations of tenders under permit regs

Community transport left in crisis as Stephen Fidler confirms enforcement of EC Regulation 1071/2009 Operating tenders under S19 or S22 permits will no longer be...

Nottingham decides against a CAZ as targets will be met

Nottingham City Council is no longer considering implementing a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) as existing measures to combat air pollution will reduce emissions to...

Digital proves its worth as O-Licence timescales fall

Good progress is being made with the quicker processing of O-Licence applications and variations, the Traffic Commissioners’ (TCs) annual report reveals. Scotland TC Joan Aitken...

Section 19 drivers ‘banned’ by DVSA

Community Transport Drivers found not holding licences on school transport told to stop after DVSA check Staffordshire County Council is seeking urgent clarification from the...
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Specialist Leisure Group (SLG), which operates Shearings Holidays, National Holidays (trading as Caledonian Travel), UK Breakaways, Coast and Country Hotels, Bay Hotels, Country Living...
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Manchester calls for more CAZ funding as date slips

Greater Manchester has asked the government for additional money to support the upgrading and replacement of vehicles that will not comply with the region’s...
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UrbanThings wins grant to develop social distancing system for public transport

UrbanThings is developing its own social distancing platform to assist operators provide safer public transport during the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, with the help of...