Optare offered £1.5m

Optare has received a conditional offer of £1.5m in funds from the fourth round of the government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF). The RGF is provided through the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) to support projects and programmes to create economic growth and sustain private sector employment. The bus manufacturer is one of 102 […]

New bus body for Scotland

A new independent body is being established in Scotland to help drive up standards in bus travel and promote the needs of passengers to transport policy makers. Bus Users Scotland will be working with partners across the country including the Scottish Government, local transport authorities and bus operators to support passengers and improve services. The […]

BMC up for sale

Turkish bus builder, BMC, is to be put up for sale according to press reports from Turkey. The company was seized by the Savings Deposit Insurance Fund (TMSF), Turkey’s body managing fund management and insurance, earlier this year. A sale of BMC to a new owner is expected to bring back interest from the Turkish […]


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