Wrights Group Ltd has today announced the retirement of their Chairman and CEO, Mark Nodder OBE, with effect from 31 March 2019. On making the announcement, Sir William Wright CBE stated: “The board of Wrights Group will always be grateful to Mark for his long and dedicated service to Wrights Group. The regard in which […]
Optare is to supply 21 electric-powered Metrodeckers to York. York will soon be home to one of the biggest fleets of double deck electric buses outside of London, thanks to a significant investment by First York and funding secured by City of York Council from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). To be operated […]
ADL is to supply up to 25 hydrogen buses to Liverpool for a trial of these vehicles. The Liverpool City Region is set to be the first place in the north of England to trial hydrogen buses following a successful £6.4m bid to the government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles. The bid was put forward […]
Transport for London (TfL) has today published its draft budget for financial year 2019/20 which continues the organisation’s progress towards breaking even on the cost of day-to-day operations by 2022/23, for the first time in its history, while investing billions in vital transport improvements in London. TfL’s balanced five-year Business Plan, published in December last […]
A new used bus and coach show run by John Hill Coach Sales at Newark showground featured some of the best used vehicles in the country. Our demon snapper, David Cole, visited and got a shot of every vehicle and product. Maybe you’re in the market for one of these….
Binswood Media, the organiser of ITT Hub 2020, has made two new appointments to its team. Nick Fielding joins as Event Director with Mel Holley also appointed to manage Content and Media Relations. Both Nick and Mel will report to CEO, Mark Griffin. A musician by training, Nick Fielding will bring experience in event management […]
Following the fatal bus crash in Coventry involving a Stagecoach Midlands bus, no punishment has been meted out for the operator’s managers. The decision was made by Nicholas Denton, Traffic Commissioner, who also ruled the standard international PSV operator’s licence held by Midland Red (South) Ltd (trading as Stagecoach Midlands) is to be curtailed for […]
Bob McLeod, former Managing Director of Arriva Bus & Coach, has died, aged 68. Born in April 1950, Bob – christened Robert Johnstone McLeod – began his automotive life studying for an HND under a scheme run by motor dealership, Rootes. From there, he worked in car sales until joining the fleet sales unit of […]