EXCLUSIVE: General optimism but still difficult operating environment – SMMT

In an exclusive Q&A session with B&CB, Will Reeves, Bus and Coach Section Manager at the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), tells us optimism is coming back, but says we are still facing a very challenging operating environment. Registrations have been seen to improve in 2022, albeit still below 2019 levels. How likely […]

UrbanThings predicts contactless to replace cash

Transport payments and ticketing technology specialist, UrbanThings, expects contactless payments for bus and coach fares to ultimately replace cash. Carl Partridge, UrbanThings CEO, said: “Contactless bank cards have fuelled a revolution in bringing a universal and quick payment method to the pockets of everyone. We can expect this to continue and ultimately replace cash and […]

Globe Holidays receives £180k investment

Barnsley-based Globe Holidays has received a £180,000 investment from Finance Yorkshire. The investment, from Finance Yorkshire’s Business Loan Fund, supports the acquisition of new vehicles and onboard ticketing technology. Globe Holidays also operates private hire and school transport services, along with a UK holiday programme and day excursions. The company runs travel shops in Barnsley, […]


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