TCs are consulting on planned changes to industry guidance

The Senior Traffic Commissioner (STC) has opened a consultation on proposed changes to the Statutory Documents. These describe how TCs apply the law and take...

Franchising: A bright new dawn or a terrible nightmare?

Leading transport solicitor James Backhouse, of Backhouse Jones, sets out the process to enable franchising, the potential benefits and pitfalls The recent introduction of The Bus...

Vital advice you need to follow on the roads – with easy access

Your handy printable guide by the DVLA details what you need to stay compliant alt="" class="figimg" src="" style="float:right" /> The DVLA is urging PCV drivers...

DfT is two months late: Guidance finally published on bus registrations

Almost two months after it changed the rules about registering Bus Services in England, the Department for Transport has finally issued formal guidance to...

No coach industry interest in retrofit: Eminox

Eminox celebrated its 40th birthday by outlining what is on the horizon for the industry in terms of its emission reduction and retrofit potential...

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...

Penalties for trailer reg non-compliance disclosed

DVSA will enforce the requirement in the UK with £100 fixed penalties The Department for Transport has revealed details of penalties that will be applied...

Clean Air Zone set for Staffordshire?

Stoke and Newcastle-under-Lyme councils may soon set up their own Clean Air Zone in a bid to improve air quality in the region. The councils...

Financial standing to be reviewed for Restricted Licences

The Traffic Commissioners (TCs) have started a consultation on whether to amend the financial levels which restricted O-Licence holders must show. The options include lowering...

Franchising for Scotland

The Scottish Government’s long-awaited Transport Bill, published on 8 June, gives more bus powers to local authorities. Measures include giving local authorities and Regional Transport...
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Spitting at bus drivers being tackled in West Midlands

People caught spitting at a bus drivers or passengers in the West Midlands are increasingly likely to face jail sentences thanks to work by...

Obituary – Douglas Bailey MBE

The UK Bus Driver of the Year Association (BDoY) has announced the death of Douglas Bailey MBE, one of its longest serving council members. Douglas...
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CBSSG Restart funding details revealed by DfT

The Department for Transport (DfT) has outlined the terms and conditions of its £254m COVID-19 Bus Service Support Grant (CBSSG) Restart package. CBSSG Restart will...