Action needed to ease bus and coach driver shortage

19 August 2021

The Operations Director of the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT), Keith McNally, has written to Transport Secretary, Grant Shapps, warning him of the issues that will arise if vocational testing slots for coach and bus operators are not provided urgently.

Scotland to invest millions in bus retrofitting

18 August 2021

The Scottish Government is providing up to £5.7 million to help bus, coach and community transport operators to comply with Low Emission Zones (LEZs) through retrofitting technology.

Government commits to tackling PSVAR compliance

28 July 2021

Parliamentary Under Secretary of State at the Department for Transport (DfT), Baroness Vere, has written to a number of trade bodies setting out the Government’s immediate and longer-term approach to the application of the Public Service Vehicles Accessibility Regulations (PSVAR) 2000.

Creating an Enhanced Partnership for local bus services

14 July 2021

The Department for Transport (DfT) has produced guidance setting out the statutory and non-statutory requirements for establishing an Enhanced Partnership (EP), an agreement that enables local authorities with operators to set shared aims with regard to improving bus services.

Passenger transport sector impacted by mask confusion

9 July 2021

The Confederation of Passenger Transport UK (CPT) has given only a cautious welcome to Prime Minister Boris Johnson's announcement that lockdown restrictions will continue to be eased from 19 July.

Free bus travel for those under 22 in Scotland

2 June 2021

Transport Scotland has launched a public consultation into the further implications of the introduction of free bus travel throughout Scotland for those under 22 years old.

TfL hails return to near-normal service

18 May 2021

As Government restrictions ease further, Transport for London (TfL) has said that it is ready to welcome back customers to a near-normal service that is now in place across its network.