Positive response to West Midlands bus campaign

20 December 2019

In September 2019 we reported that people in the West Midlands were being encouraged to try travelling by bus as part of a campaign to increase the use of public transport (see People urged to Give Bus a Go).

Greater Manchester wants better buses but not at any price

17 December 2019

While Greater Manchester residents would support more bus priorities, such as bus lanes, to tackle congestion and improve air quality, most of them (76%) do not support increased public spending through an increase in Council Tax.

Ruling on section 19 and section 22 permits

12 December 2019

Earlier this year, the Department for Transport (DfT) published the Government response to a consultation on the use of section 19 and section 22 permits for road passenger transport in Great Britain.

European police tackle coach and bus offenders

10 December 2019

TISPOL, a body established by the traffic police forces of Europe in order to improve road safety and law enforcement on the roads of the continent, welcomed the involvement of 29 countries in its latest exercise.

Ensuring the future sustainability of bus services

10 December 2019

The organisation representing bus passengers has launched its 2020 Manifesto highlighting that buses are increasingly being recognised as the solution to many of the country’s most pressing social, economic and environmental problems.

European clampdown on drink and drug driving

3 December 2019

Police officers across Europe will begin a week-long campaign on Monday 9 December to raise awareness of the dangers of driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

West London ready for on-demand bus trial

28 November 2019

Following a public consultation earlier in the year, passengers in Ealing can now begin to use a new on-demand bus service provided by Transport for London (TfL), bus company RATP and German technology firm MOIA.

Free coach journeys to London

26 November 2019

Anyone wanting to travel from Cardiff to London has the chance to do so for free, but they will have to book quickly as the offer only applies for two days at the end of November.

Council explains that some school buses do not need seatbelts

22 November 2019

After concerns were expressed that a new school transport service in its area was operating vehicles without seatbelts, Buckinghamshire County Council has issued a detailed statement explaining why not all school buses need seatbelts.