Operator licence refused for bounce back loan deception

3 March 2022

The Traffic Commissioner for Scotland has refused an application for a standard international public service vehicle operator’s licence in a case which has been referred to Action Fraud for them to investigate whether there has been any impropriety in the application for a bounce back loan.

Scotland’s more cautious approach to ending Covid restrictions

22 February 2022

After UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson made it clear that he was anxious to see an end to Covid restrictions as quickly as possible (see Covid restrictions will end in England on 24 February), Scotland’s First Minister has said that some will remain in place for another month.

Covid restrictions will end in England on 24 February

22 February 2022

People with Covid-19 symptoms will be encouraged to exercise personal responsibility, Prime Minister Boris Johnson has said, after all legal restrictions in England are lifted on Thursday 24 February.

Manchester Clean Air Zone granted short delay

21 February 2022

With plans to introduce a Manchester Clean Air Zone (CAZ) having recently hit problems, Defra has granted permission to Greater Manchester Authorities to delay the implementation of the scheme.

Passengers face 30% cut in bus services

16 February 2022

According to the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT), communities across the UK are facing a 30% cut in bus services as operators prepare for the 31 March deadline on Covid Recovery funding. In response, the charity Bus Users is calling on the Government to take urgent action to protect what it describes as these lifeline services.

Design solution for Pedal Application Error

16 February 2022

TRL, a wholly owned subsidiary of the Transport Research Foundation (TRF), has carried out a study for Transport for London (TfL) to determine and standardise an appropriate method of warning bus drivers when they engage the accelerator pedal.

Promoting bus and coach driver recruitment

12 February 2022

As part of an industry-wide effort to recruit more bus and coach drivers, the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has announced it is working with operators to run a recruitment week.