A new study into higher than average death rates from COVID-19 among London’s bus drivers is being used to inform TfL’s recommendations on its bus network. The Office for National Statistics (ONS) reported bus and coach drivers have elevated mortality rates from COVID-19. Death rates from the virus among bus drivers in London exceeded death […]
Continental group-travel specialists Travelstar European has switched to TruTac’s compliance control software. Travelstar European’s Operations Manager, Craig Jackson, said the company needed a system that could provide real-time monitoring and checking of each driver and the vehicle in their charge. He said: “With the ’12 day rule’ whereby coach drivers on an international trip can […]
Transport2, the provider of transport management services behind the Kura platform (incorporating CoachHire.com), has announced the appointment of Godfrey Ryan as CEO. Godfrey brings two decades of experience across senior commercial roles, having worked in high growth, technology-based businesses and multinational organisations in the air transport, telecoms and legal sectors. Transport2 has spent the past […]
Reading Buses’ Chief Engineer, Bill Gough, is confident the industry will pull through the difficulties the coronavirus presents. With a 26-year bus-industry career behind him, Bill is fully confident the sector will be stronger and more resilient as the country comes out of the lockdown. Although there are currently fewer people travelling on the network, […]
First Group is to phase out its use of diesel buses, according to a report in The Times. It was reported that the operator aims to have a fully zero-emission fleet by 2035. The expectation is for its vehicles to run on hydrogen or battery power. Read the full story here.
Derbyshire County Council is urging parents to find alternatives to school buses for getting their children to school, reports the Derby Telegraph. It was reported that due to social distancing, school transport could double in cost, with an additional £17m required to put on the extra vehicles to make it possible. Read the full report […]
Stagecoach is further extending its focus beyond traditional bus services. It is aiming to help businesses, the education sector and event organisers to recover from COVID-19 with a range of tailored solutions. It is adopting what it describes as a ‘one stop shop’ approach to achieve this. In response to the changes in work hours […]
NAT Group is to run a new bus route in Cardiff in September. The service will connect Capital Retail Park and Cardiff City Stadium with Pengam Green (Tesco). The leading Welsh transport provider is also renaming and extending its current X8 route as part of its strategic network plans. NAT Group will begin operation of […]