A virus-beating Budget

11 March 2020

As was widely expected, Chancellor Rishi Sunak’s first Budget had at its heart the need to respond to the significant, if, as he stressed, temporary impact on people and the economy of the current coronavirus outbreak.

Liverpool City Region set to back bus franchising

10 March 2020

According to the Metro Mayor of Liverpool City Region, Steve Rotheram, bus franchising has emerged as the “leading option” as the Region aims for a London-style transport system.

COVID-19 guidance for staff in the transport sector

4 March 2020

The Department for Transport (DfT) has issued guidance on the coronavirus COVID-19, including general precautions for staff in the transport sector and guidance on the assessment and management of arrivals into the UK.

Parts of the country cut off from basic transport services

3 March 2020

More than half (56%) of small towns in the South West and North East of England are described as already being 'transport deserts' or at risk of becoming one in a new report prepared by Campaign for Better Transport (CBT).

TfL introduces new 20mph speed limits

3 March 2020

Reduced speed limits came into force across 8.9 kilometres of London roads within the Congestion Charging Zone on Monday 2 March, Transport for London (TfL) has announced.

Bus owner disqualified for non-compliance re disability

26 February 2020

The Traffic Commissioner for the West of England, Kevin Rooney, has drawn attention to a recent case in which the requirement to be compliant with the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 was disregarded.

New retention scheme for London’s bus drivers

20 February 2020

Around 20,000 London bus drivers would receive a retention payment of up to £1600 as part of plans to ensure the capital’s transport network continues to be served by a skilled and highly dedicated workforce, Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced.

Tackling fare evasion on New Routemaster buses

18 February 2020

All New Routemasters will be converted to make the middle and rear doors exit only following a successful pilot that reduced fare evasion without affecting the reliability of the route chosen for the trial.

Major boost for bus services

13 February 2020

Bus services across the country are to be transformed with simpler fares, thousands of new buses, improved routes and higher frequencies, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced.