COVID-19 Bus Services Support Grant

3 April 2020

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has promised that England’s buses “will continue to serve those who rely on them” thanks to a funding boost totalling £397 million for vital bus operators.

Tackling fare evasion on New Routemaster buses

18 February 2020

All New Routemasters will be converted to make the middle and rear doors exit only following a successful pilot that reduced fare evasion without affecting the reliability of the route chosen for the trial.

Recording details of a public service vehicle

23 January 2020

Three new forms have been published to record public service vehicles (PSVs) with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). The correct form will depend on how the operator registered the vehicle with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).

Rising car ownership and congestion hits bus use

14 January 2020

Commenting on the annual bus statistics for 2018/19 released in December 2019 by the Department for Transport (DfT), the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) said that they showed the vital need for both central and local government to put the bus first in all towns and cities across the country.

Bus and coach sales down

6 January 2020

With 1340 models registered, the new bus and coach market fell by 26.4% in the third quarter of 2019 (Q3), according to the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT).

Transport Secretary proposes right to get to work

27 December 2019

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has said that the Government will limit the right of transport workers to take strike action under a Bill which will enshrine in law minimum service levels on key transport services, such as buses and trains.

Positive response to West Midlands bus campaign

20 December 2019

In September 2019 we reported that people in the West Midlands were being encouraged to try travelling by bus as part of a campaign to increase the use of public transport (see People urged to Give Bus a Go).

Greater Manchester wants better buses but not at any price

17 December 2019

While Greater Manchester residents would support more bus priorities, such as bus lanes, to tackle congestion and improve air quality, most of them (76%) do not support increased public spending through an increase in Council Tax.

Ruling on section 19 and section 22 permits

12 December 2019

Earlier this year, the Department for Transport (DfT) published the Government response to a consultation on the use of section 19 and section 22 permits for road passenger transport in Great Britain.