Issue 238 of Passenger Transport is published on April 2.
Contents include:

 

 
LEAD STORY

Burnham takes back control
Mayor decides to implement bus franchising in major milestone for transport in Greater Manchester

 
NEWS

‘It will take time, it won’t happen overnight’
Andy Burnham says franchising is biggest change to region’s buses since deregulation. Stagecoach says he should have waited until after court case

Government releases further light rail funds
£33m support to keep systems running for 11-week period

Welsh strategy pledges to drive modal shift
The Welsh Government has published its new transport strategy which pledges a commitment to public transport. Rhodri Clark reports

‘TfL will never hit pre-Covid patronage’
Demand will remain around 40% less than pre-pandemic levels

Bus investment fell by 38% before Covid hit
Reports analysed 2018/19 finances of 107 local bus companies

National Express eyes post-pandemic renewal
Operator announces plans for network and customer improvement

 
NEWS EXTRA

Scrutinising the strategy
Leon Daniels and Thomas Ableman got together to analyse the government’s ambitious bus vision

 
ENVIRONMENT

£120m funding scheme for zero emission buses
Government reveals new green bus funding for England

 
INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

‘We share a vision’ – Via acquires Remix
Founded in 2014, Remix works in 22 different countries

 
COMMENT

Norman Baker: Williams – on the right track?
The world which the railway faces today is very different to the one that Keith Williams saw when he began his review

Claire Haigh: Transport requiries radical new thinking
The easy gains have been made. For transport to play its role in achieving net zero, we need a plan that delivers profound changes

Alex Warner: Spare a thought for railway managers
Morale is low among many. Covid has devastated the passenger base and the Williams Review looks set to centralise powers

Nick Richardson: Does the strategy ‘Bus Back Better’?
The long-awaited strategy has some good points for the future of buses in England, but also some naivety and a lack of understanding

Will bus funding match ambitions?
Our Whitehall insider imagines what’s going on inside the minds of the mandarins at Great Minster House, home of the DfT

 
CAREERS

Radley moves on at PlusBus
PlusBus moves to Traveline after Jonathan Radley steps down from Journey Solutions

 
RECRUITMENT

Depot Engineering Manager/Service Delivery Manager – Transdev

 
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