In support of the Tourist Coach Action Plan (TCAP), trials of mixed use bays and a pilot marshalling scheme have been implemented to support coach drivers operating in London. These two key actions, supported by London boroughs and other partners, are aimed at making better use of existing roadside facilities for tourist coaches in central […]
City of York Council has teamed up with First York to launch a new Peak Time Travel bus pass for customers with learning difficulties. The scheme is available to City of York Council Adult Social Care customers with learning difficulties. It will support customers who currently depend on the council to arrange transport for them, […]
First Aberdeen drivers Andrew Ballantyne and Shane Mitchell have been gifted their own commemorative Commonwealth Games batons in a surprise ceremony by the company’s MD. The drivers were official Batonbearers for the Commonwealth Games, carrying the baton through Aberdeen as part of the nationwide relay last year and had no memento of their day. Managing […]
Ulrich Bastert, Head of Marketing, Sales and Services Mercedes-Benz Trucks, is to swap roles with Till Oberwörder, Head of Marketing, Sales and After Sales Daimler Buses. The change is effective from 1 July 2015. Ulrich joined the Group in 1985 and has held various management positions in sales and marketing for commercial vehicles. He has […]
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Globally, bus rapid transit (BRT) has grown by 383% in the last ten years, according to new data released by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy. While costs vary across nations, BRT capital costs are generally less than 10% of the cost of metro and 30-60% of the cost of light rail. The Institute […]
A white paper setting out Birmingham’s 20 year vision for improving transport across the city has been unveiled. Birmingham Connected, previously known as the Birmingham Mobility Action Plan (BMAP), aims to make the city safer and easier to travel around by reducing congestion and promoting more sustainable forms of transport. Its initiatives include the completion […]
FirstGroup subsidiary, Aircoach of Dublin, has invested €3m in ten Euro5 Volvo B11R Plaxton Panther 3 coaches that have now entered service. They have plug sockets and USB charging points, as well as CCTV. The coaches will operate daily on the successful Cork–Dublin City–Dublin Airport non-stop express route. The service runs 36 departures per day, […]