Government pledges millions to support vital bus services

22 July 2021

Bus operators across the country will benefit from £226.5 million in government funding to help ensure they continue to run vital services as Covid-19 restrictions are lifted, Roads Minister Baroness Vere has announced.

Bus drivers reminded of their safety rights

21 July 2021

The Government has confirmed that passengers in England no longer have to wear face coverings when travelling on public transport, with effect from 19 July, after the Prime Minister said that such restrictions should become voluntary (see Emphasis on “personal responsibility” as restrictions ease).

Face coverings remain compulsory on London transport

19 July 2021

While the Government has made several Covid restrictions a matter of personal responsibility with effect from 19 July, Transport for London (TfL) has said it will maintain some of the requirements.

Sale of new diesel and petrol HGVs banned from 2040

15 July 2021

The Government has confirmed plans to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel heavy good vehicles from 2040, as part of a broader plan to achieve net zero emissions from all forms of transport ten years later.

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.