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.

Transport operators praised for vaccination work

18 February 2021

Transport Secretary Grant Shapps has hailed the efforts of transport operators and employees across the country saying that they have gone above and beyond to help the nation’s coronavirus vaccination roll-out.

Call for coach travel to be more accessible to disabled people

15 February 2021

An independent expert committee, established by the Transport Act 1985, has warned the “for-hire" coach sector that it is out of step with the rest of the transport industry in its reluctance to meet the needs of disabled passengers.

Operators urged to get annual MOT test in February or March

10 February 2021

In 2020, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) issued exemptions to help transport operators keep their vehicles on the road and to help Authorised Testing Facilities (ATFs) manage the number of vehicles and trailers coming in for test.

Tougher measures and enforcement rules for quarantined passengers

10 February 2021

Under changes announced by Health and Social Care Secretary Matt Hancock, all arrivals at English ports from 15 February will be required to undertake two mandatory Covid-19 tests — on the second and eighth day of their 10-day quarantine.