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Listen to Episode 5 of our 'After Press' podcast!

Listen to Episode 5 of our ‘After Press’ podcast!

Listen to Episode 5 of ‘After Press’, the Passenger Transport podcast!     Having just completed Issue 234 of Passenger Transport Robert Jack and Andrew Garnett get together for a post-press debrief. The pair chat about some of the content in the latest issue, including Stagecoach UK boss Carla Stockton-Jones being “incredibly optimistic” about the...
Paris has witnessed a cycling revolution

Paris has witnessed a cycling revolution

  A remarkable thing has happened in Paris. What could its bold, strategic micro-mobility vision do for cities in the UK?   Dedicated cycle routes now seem to be a default option on any route in Paris   As the world grapples with lockdowns, economic disruption and public health challenges, there is a longing to...
Out now: Issue 234 of Passenger Transport

Out now: Issue 234 of Passenger Transport

Issue 234 of Passenger Transport is published on November 27. Contents include:     LEAD STORY ‘I am incredibly optimistic’ In her first interview since becoming Stagecoach’s UK managing director Carla Stockton-Jones explains why she remains positive about the future   NEWS ‘I’m spending money like water’ – minister Baroness Vere remarks on ‘incredible’ scale...
Stockton-Jones - ‘I am incredibly optimistic’

Stockton-Jones – ‘I am incredibly optimistic’

In her first interview since becoming Stagecoach’s UK managing director Carla Stockton-Jones explains why she remains positive about the future   Carla Stockton-Jones   Passenger numbers are about half what they were pre-Covid and the industry is dependent on life support government funding, but the boss of Britain’s biggest bus, coach and tram operator remains...
How green is your government?

How green is your government?

  The prime minister has unveiled his new 10-point plan for a green industrial revolution, but do his actions really match the rhetoric?   The recently upgraded A14: You cannot build your way out of congestion   How green is your government? It is a timely question with the UK due to host the next...
‘I’m spending money like water’ - minister

‘I’m spending money like water’ – minister

Baroness Vere remarks on ‘incredible’ scale of emergency funding and says national bus strategy will target non-users as well as existing ones   Baroness Vere (centre), pictured during a visit to York in September   Transport minister Baroness Vere offered an insight into her current thinking at an online event organised by Transport Focus this...
Richard Sherratt is Scheduler of the Year

Richard Sherratt is Scheduler of the Year

At a special virtual awards ceremony last week, Trentbarton scheduler Richard Sherratt was named as the first Joe Wood Scheduler of the Year   Richard Sherratt   Despite disruption as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, last week saw Trentbarton’s Richard Sherratt named as the first ever Joe Wood Scheduler of the Year. The awards...
Go North East celebrates planners and schedulers

Go North East celebrates planners and schedulers

‘It’s only right that we praise the hard work of our scheduling team on Transport Planning Day’   Left to right: Graham Hill and Christopher Strong   Today is Transport Planning Day and bus operator Go North East is celebrating the hard work that goes on behind the scenes from its network planning and scheduling...
Listen to Episode 4 of our 'After Press' podcast!

Listen to Episode 4 of our ‘After Press’ podcast!

Listen to Episode 4 of ‘After Press’, the Passenger Transport podcast!     Having just completed Issue 233 of Passenger Transport Robert Jack and Andrew Garnett get together for a post-press debrief. The pair chat about some of the content in the latest issue, including CPT’s plea for £500m and ‘Recovery Partnerships’ and the Urban...
Commercial Director, Essex - First Bus

Commercial Director, Essex – First Bus

  Commercial Director, Essex   We’ve created a brand new role to help us deliver a brand new bus strategy. We’ve worked hard to provide essential services throughout the COVID pandemic, and we believe bus travel will help drive social and economic recovery across Essex. That’s why we’re looking for a proven leader with a...
CPT seeks £500m for 2021/22 Covid recovery

CPT seeks £500m for 2021/22 Covid recovery

‘Recovery Partnerships’ touted for England, but Urban Transport Group wants new model for an industry that is ‘now reliant on public funding’     Positive news about a vaccine has led many to dream of a post-pandemic world, but there are opposing views on the best funding model for England’s bus industry as it seeks...
How can we predict with any confidence?

How can we predict with any confidence?

  Our Whitehall insider imagines what’s going on inside the minds of the mandarins at Great Minster House, home of the DfT   A quick read of the recent letter from the chair of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC), Meg Hillier MP, to our permanent secretary will confirm to you, just in case you are...