First bus operator to invest in new bridge alert technology

3 March 2021

In November 2020, Croner-i reported that Network Rail had relaunched its bridge strike campaign and revealed that Watling Street bridge on the A5 in Hinckley, Leicestershire, had been struck 25 times in the previous year (see “Operators warned about bridge strikes”).

More employers sign up to rapid testing

3 March 2021

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has welcomed the fact that dozens of public and private sector employers are now offering rapid testing to those without Covid symptoms.

Budget 2021: jabs, jobs and jump-starting growth

3 March 2021

Introducing his second Budget, emphasising that he will still do “whatever it takes”, Chancellor Rishi Sunak said that his focus was on preventing the growth of unemployment as the country emerges from the latest lockdown.

Green charity places UK down the list for emission-free buses

1 March 2021

Denmark leads the way when it comes to putting zero-emission urban buses on the streets in Europe, with 78% of its new vehicles being electric, according to the latest data from non-governmental organisation (NGO), Transport & Environment (T&E).

All lockdown restrictions could be lifted by 21 June

22 February 2021

Arguing that it is impossible to totally eliminate the threat of Covid, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has set out his plan for lifting the current lockdown, balancing continued caution with the need to restore freedoms and boost the economy.

Call to take Leeds buses back into public control

22 February 2021

With a leadership election for the council taking place, the Trades Union Congress (TUC), which convenes the Better Buses for Yorkshire Campaign coalition, put out a call to bus users in Leeds to email their concerns to the new leader.