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...

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...

Senior TC’s statutory guidance documents revised

All except one of the Senior Traffic Commissioner’s (STC) Statutory Guidance documents have been updated following a consultation of stakeholders. The only document to...

Your chance to speak out over Clean Air Zones as dates near

Birmingham, Leeds, Southampton and York are all consulting over plans to introduce Clean Air Zones (CAZs) in line with government requirements. All have differing...

Green ‘plates for green vehicles?

The government is to consult on whether green-backed numberplates should be introduced for zero-emission (ZE) vehicles. They are already used in Norway, Canada and...

FACT boss Jo Philpott ousted after six-hour council grilling

Jo Philpott - the manager of three community transport operators (CTOs) - has resigned after a six-hour grilling by Cambridgeshire County Council’s audit committee on...

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...

SX3 joins CPT to benefit industry

SX3, the specialist claims consultancy, has joined the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT). Simon Posner, CPT CEO, says: "We very much look forward to Adrian...
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