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Latest news written with authority

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These are letters pages and the views expressed therein are purely...

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Strathclyde to develop franchising scheme

SCOTTISH COLUMN Strathclyde Partnership for Transport...

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FRANCHISING BONANZA, BUT NOT FOR SMES

COMMENT with JAMES DAY A Bee Network-branded BYD /...

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BUS SHELTER CCTV TO FIGHT CRIME

Transport for London (TfL) is working with the Metropolitan Police...

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Further setback for Fastway hydrogen fleet

The Health & Safety Executive (HSE) finally provided a formal...

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ELECTRIC NORWICH NIGHT

First Eastern Counties has transitioned its Roundtree Way depot...

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KING ALFRED PD2 SET FOR WINCHESTER LAUNCH

CHRIS DREW The former Isle of Man all-Leyland Titan PD2/1 that...

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CHEAP FARES AND INDUSTRIAL DISCORD

There is a sense that the so-called People’s Republic of South...

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Buses Magazine May 2024

May 2024 issue of Buses Magazine in page-turning format reveals the readers' choice of most iconic buses

The CAVForth Autonomous Bus Trial

Steven Russell, Innovation Manager at Stagecoach UK Bus, provides an update on the progress of the CAVForth autonomous bus trial.

First Bus Scotland - Attracting the Youth Market

Carolyn Harper, Senior Marketing Manager at First Bus Scotland, details the company's award-winning campaign to attract young people to use Scotland's new under-22s bus pass.

Public Transport - The Rural Dimension

Neil Wallace of the Scottish Association for Public Transport discusses the challenges facing passengers in rural Scotland.

Public Transport Scotland: Campaign for Better Transport

Michael Solomon Williams, Campaigns Manager at Campaign for Better Transport, looks at the support, or lack of, that the bus industry receives in Scotland.

How and Where can Franchising Work?

Go-Ahead's Peter Robinson, who has experience with different operating models across Europe, shares his experience of where franchising is a good fit.

People Over Process: Customers, not Control

Alex Hornby, Managing Director of McGill's Buses Group, discusses the merits of different operating models, and states that the right people are more important.

Lothian - Getting it right for our people and our customers

Sarah Boyd, Managing Director of Lothian Buses, the primary operator in Public Transport Scotland 2024's host city, speaks about the operator's progress and its experience with Covid-19.

Systra - Partnering for Success

Neill Birch, Head of Projects at Systra, discusses partnerships between bus operators, local authorities and government.

Strategic Priorities for Scotland's Bus Network

Bettina Sizeland, Head of Bus at Transport Scotland, discusses the organisation's aims for Scotland's bus network.

Public Transport Scotland 2024, Buses: Opening Address

Fiona Hyslop, Scottish Transport Secretary, opens Public Transport Scotland 2024 as one of her first appearances since her promotion to the cabinet.

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TfL SEEKS YOUTH INPUT AND PUSHES ACCESSIBILITY

Transport for London (TfL) is encouraging young Londoners to...

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BUS CHALLENGES IN SCOTLAND

JAMES DAY provides some highlights from the second Public Transport...

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EASTBOURNE OVERLOOK

Eastbourne Sightseeing Alexander ALX400-bodied Volvo B7TL (S9...

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Lothian expands in the east with Eve Coaches acquisition

SCOTTISH COLUMN In a surprise development, local authorityowned...

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MUSEUM GUIDE 2024/2025

COVER: Western National 1411 (LTA 750), a 1950 Bedford OB with...

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IMPORTS VS HOME MADE

Bus legislation received unusual broadsheet press attention at...

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TRANSPORT COMMITTEE CALLS FOR JOINED UP APPROACH AS COMMISSIONER HINTS AT SUPERLOOP PHASE 2

The London Assembly Transport Committee has written to the Sadiq...

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THE VOICE OF INDEPENDENTS

ALBUM represents independent and municipal bus operators throughout...

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THE ROAD TO SNOWDONIA

BOB HIND samples north Wales services through the Snowdonia region...

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APPEALING PORTRAITS OF THE CAPITAL’S WORKING FLEET

Stick with me. I promise there is a connection with what I am...

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GO COACH PROVIDES CROSS-BORDER CONNECTION FOR TfL

Go Coach 1501 (GN15BVV) is seen at Tatsfield Ship on February...