Newcastle latest city to consider a Clean Air Zone

2 August 2021

A report being considered by cabinet members at Newcastle and Gateshead councils sets out updated proposals and a revised timeline for introducing a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) to cut harmful traffic emissions.

Reviewing personal safety measures on streets in England

2 August 2021

The Department for Transport (DfT) has launched a consultation seeking evidence on how street design, maintenance and operation in England could be improved to ensure people feel safer from harassment, intimidation or unwanted sexual behaviour in public spaces.

London welcomes hydrogen double decker buses

30 July 2021

England’s first hydrogen powered double decker buses have been launched by the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, as a major step forward in the plan to make the capital’s bus fleet zero-emission.

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.

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).