Editor’s Blog

Knitting budgets together

Knitting budgets together

By Mark Williams -

It was inevitable that, at the start of the autumn term, horror stories about home-to-school services would surface. One popped...

Coach operators deserve better

Coach operators deserve better

By Mark Williams -

This is a message for the London Mayor and every city and town currently planning rules for coaches in low-emission zones –...

A message from ‘John’

A message from ‘John’

By busandcoachbuyer -

The last 14 years have flown by and it has been great to be part of the ‘work family’ that has made Bus & Coach...

Panorama has me weak-kneed

Panorama has me weak-kneed

By Mark Williams -

I must be getting soft in my old age, but Plaxton’s new double-deck coach has made me get all nostalgic and fuzzy. There’s...

Diesel’s card is marked

Diesel’s card is marked

By Mark Williams -

I won’t make myself popular by saying this, but I’m pretty sure I will witness, in my lifetime, the death of diesel...

An open letter to Lilian Greenwood MP

An open letter to Lilian Greenwood MP

By Mark Williams -

This week, the editor has given his blog over to an open letter sent to Lilian Greenwood MP, who chaired the Tranpsort Select...

CTOs: the care sector, not transport sector

CTOs: the care sector, not transport sector

By Mark Williams -

The palpable panic in the community transport sector, now realising that there is no wriggle room in the DfT’s guidance on...

What’s wrong with alcohol?

What’s wrong with alcohol?

By Mark Williams -

According to Optare, one of the biggest challenges to electric bus manufacturers is heating; a massive drain on battery life...

Coventry says farewell to the bendy bus

Coventry says farewell to the bendy bus

By Chris Peat -

As dusk fell on 20 March, many staff and enthusiasts watched on as the sole remaining Mercedes-Benz Citaro articulated bus in the...

The Times: making the facts suit itself?

The Times: making the facts suit itself?

By Mark Williams -

I see The Times appears to have fallen into the trap of inventing its own reasons for statistics, in this case the rise in NOx...

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