Nottingham City Transport is facing a driver shortage, despite operating its own training centre, which has led to frequency cuts on some corridors. The company recently received another batch of Alexander Dennis-bodied Scania gas buses. Could its environmental credentials persuade potential new recruits that a bus industry career is virtuous?

This month, once again there are reports of service reductions blamed on the national shortage of bus drivers. This is a problem which is clearly not going away in a hurry, and in many areas is giving the bus industry a bad look.

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