Boris backs buses to boost economy

30 July 2019

In one of his first major speeches since becoming Prime Minister, Boris Johnson told an audience in Manchester that he saw improved bus services as one of the keys to unlocking the potential of the local economy.

New vehicle testing app

24 July 2019

The Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has published its annual review (2018 to 2019) covering its work and listing its achievements with regard to its targets and commitments in areas including vehicle testing, driving tests and preventing pollution.

Tackling pollution caused by tyres and brakes

22 July 2019

Environment Minister Thérèse Coffey and Transport Minister Michael Ellis have launched a campaign to tackle the impact of particulate and plastic pollution from brakes, tyres and road wear.

Europe plans truck and bus enforcement operation

17 July 2019

Anyone planning to drive trucks or coaches in mainland Europe next month should be aware that the police are planning a major safety initiative, checking particularly on driving and resting hours as well as the technical condition of vehicles.

Drivers get DNA kits to deter spitters

10 July 2019

A ticketless passenger who spat at a National Express West Midlands driver when she insisted he must pay for his fare has been sentenced to 14 weeks in prison after being tracked down by his DNA.

Cutting emissions through better driving

10 July 2019

By using advanced driving techniques across its European bus fleet, Arriva expects to reduce carbon dioxide equivalent emissions (CO2e) by up to 72,000 tonnes a year.

Bristol announces plans to launch Clean Air Zone

5 July 2019

Having been one of 23 local authorities ordered by the Government to bring forward plans to reduce illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) emissions, Bristol City Council has launched a public consultation on two options to reduce air pollution in the city.

Reversing the decline in rural bus services

4 July 2019

A paper published by Bus Users UK argues that changing lifestyles, flexible working, funding cuts and the regulatory environment are forcing rural bus services into decline.

Prepare to pay more on the M6toll

2 July 2019

The M6toll was built to move long-distance traffic off the heavily congested M6 through Birmingham and currently welcomes around 50,000 customers every day or 18.2 million users a year.