Research by the Campaign for Better Transport (CBT) has revealed that 27% of bus services in England (as measured by vehicle miles) have been lost in the last 10 years, with the pandemic having had a devastating impact.
With effect from 18 April 2022, the Health Protection (Coronavirus) (Requirements) (Scotland) Revocation (No. 2) Regulations 2022 removed the requirement on persons in Scotland to wear a face covering in certain indoor public places and on public transport.
The Society of Operations Engineers (SoE) will be running its annual IRTE (Institute of Road Transport Engineers) Skills Challenge in June this year. Working with its partner, S&B Automotive, it will be looking to find engineering stars working in the bus and coach sectors.
It is rare for an official consultation to produce no response at all from the relevant sector but that is what happened when the Traffic Commissioners for Great Britain invited views in March on proposed 2022 revisions to their Statutory Documents.
Almost 1000 green buses are to be provided with the backing of nearly £200 million in government funding as 12 areas in England, from Greater Manchester to Portsmouth, will receive grants from a multimillion-pound package to deliver electric or hydrogen powered buses.
The rules for every driver to have 28 days of comprehensive records came into force in August 2020 but the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) has not yet provided guidance on the issue and the Road Haulage Association (RHA) is therefore warning hauliers and other drivers to be aware.
Aiming for faster journeys, an improved customer experience and the decarbonising of the network, Transport for London (TfL) has set out a long-term plan for buses which will see the modern bus network attract more customers and help the capital become net zero by 2030.