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.

Mental health and travel report urges action

2 July 2019

Clearer information, improved staff training and better behaviour from their fellow passengers would encourage more people with mental health issues to use public transport, according to a new report from UCL’s Centre for Transport Studies.

DVLA says no to Doctors on Wheels

26 June 2019

In its notes on Form D4 (Medical examination report for a Group 2 (lorry or bus) licence), the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) has said that it will no longer accept medical applications completed by Doctors on Wheels Ltd.

EU seeks experts on the smart tachograph

4 June 2019

We recently reported that, as from 15 June 2019, any vehicles requiring a tachograph will have to have a smart tachograph fitted (see Smart tachograph deadline approaching).

Have your say on driver conduct

3 June 2019

Abusive behaviour, disqualification and penalties for using mobile phones are among the issues addressed in proposed changes to the Statutory Document relating to Vocational Driver Conduct.

Smart tachograph deadline approaching

30 May 2019

Any vehicles first registered on or after 15 June 2019, which require a tachograph to be fitted, will need to have a type 1C unit tachograph. These are also called smart tachographs.