Special Reports

How competent are you?

With very limited exceptions, anyone who holds a standard PSV operator’s licence is required to satisfy the requirement of professional competence. At its most basic, this means that the operator himself has, or must employ someone who has, the relevant Certificate of Professional Competence (CPC). That person then acts as the Transport Manager (TM) nominated […]

‘Buses in crisis’

Public Transport Campaigner, Campaign for Better Transport, Martin Abrams, said, ‘Cuts to bus services are now reaching critical levels. We have seen services lost year on year and with further deep cuts planned next year, some authorities may stop supporting buses altogether. This is a watershed moment. If Government doesn’t take action to help support […]


Traditionally, it has mainly been in the small bus and community transport sectors that the provision of devices to help those passengers with mobility impairment to board has been focussed. To a very considerable degree that remains the case because of the more specialist needs of many of the passengers carried, particularly on specialist contracts, […]


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