Mayor confirms bus fare rises in the capital

1 February 2021

Having previously announced that fares will rise by 2.6% across all services as a condition of the emergency funding deal made with the Government, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has now confirmed a further package of increases.

Running international bus or coach services and tours

28 January 2021

New guidance has been published explaining what UK bus and coach operators need to do to provide services, tours, holidays and trips into Europe and other countries now that the UK has left the EU.

Updated advice from Senior Traffic Commissioner

25 January 2021

To recognise that passenger-carrying industries may face significant challenges in the coming months, the Senior Traffic Commissioner has issued temporary guidance to the Traffic Commissioners on the way they carry out their regulatory duties during this period.

UK on the cusp of a self-driving revolution

20 January 2021

The full economic value of self-driving vehicles in the UK has been revealed, as the Department for Transport (DfT) has released a report showing that the connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) market could be worth £41.7 billion by 2035.

UK’s first all-electric bus cities

18 January 2021

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has confirmed that Coventry and Oxford are developing proposals to become the first parts of the UK to run all-electric bus services.

Union calls for investigation into bus and coach fires

13 January 2021

A rising trend of bus and coach fires must be “thoroughly investigated”, transport union RMT has demanded after figures obtained by The Scotsman showed they increased for three consecutive years.

Warning about Driver CPC periodic training

8 January 2021

Driver Certificate of Professional Competence (Driver CPC) periodic training is to be monitored by the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) to ensure drivers are not unnecessarily repeating training as part of the 35-hour requirement.

Employment rights after Brexit

7 January 2021

When the 11-month transition period ended on 31 December 2020, the UK finally completed its slow withdrawal from the European Union with, at the last possible moment, a trade deal setting out at least part of their future relationship.

EU-UK passenger transport after Brexit

6 January 2021

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) recently published details of changes ahead for international bus and coach services operating in the EU (see Post-Brexit details for bus and coach operators).