Coach operators urged to take survey

Coach operators are being called on to respond to a survey on decarbonising coaches.

The Zero Emission Coach Taskforce (ZECT) will shortly begin drafting a report which identifies potential solutions, collaborations and recommendations that will enable operators to decarbonise.

CPT, in collaboration with the DfT, developed a survey which aims to:

  • Provide a specification for a zero-emission coach
  • Collate robust coach data to help in our discussions with government
  • Provide an insight into the industry for government ministers to better understand the sector and inform their future policies

The survey will ask questions about the coach operator’s business, vehicle fleet, the services they operate and zero emission vehicles. All data provided will be kept confidential and presented in a way that protects the identity of the operator.

“This data will be very important as we consider future Government policy concerning coaches” – DfT

The DfT has commented on the survey: “The UK Government is committed to the decarbonisation of the UK Coach fleet, and to working closely with all aspects of the industry to achieve this. Therefore, we welcome the work of the CPT Zero Emission Coach Taskforce and look forward to receiving the final recommendations. However, to ensure that the recommendations reflect all aspects of the coach sector, we need to ensure that they are underpinned by an accurate and comprehensive understanding of industry data.

“We would therefore urge all interested coach operators, who have not already done so, to complete the CPT survey so all views can be considered. This data will be very important as we consider future Government policy concerning coaches, in relation to decarbonisation and other important areas; such as accessibility and compliance with the Public Service Vehicle and Accessibility Regulations.”

The deadline for responses has been extended to the 6 January 2023.

  • The survey can be accessed here

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