Transport Secretary Grant Shapps said that he was setting the gold-standard in environmentally-friendly public transport when he announced that local authorities can now apply to become the UK’s first all-electric bus town.
We reported recently that the plans proposed by Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) to franchise bus services had not been well received by bus companies (see Operators unhappy with franchising plans for Greater Manchester).
In an open letter to some the country’s biggest coach companies, Westminster City Council warned last year that drastic action would need to be taken if drivers continued to idle their engines whilst parked.
A leading law firm has reminded transport operators that they may be caught by tax changes due to come into effect in April 2020 if they engage drivers through their own personal service companies directly or through an agency.
Three new forms have been published to record public service vehicles (PSVs) with the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA). The correct form will depend on how the operator registered the vehicle with the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA).
We recently reported that Transport for London (TfL) has decided to test the use of a sound to make people aware that electric and hybrid vehicles are in the vicinity (see TfL to trial innovative new bus sound).