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Transport Planner - Hertfordshire

Transport Planner – Hertfordshire

  Transport Planner Location: County Wide Salary Range: £31,371 pa progressing to £33,799 pa Hours: 37 per week Contract: Permanent As a Contracts Planner you will responsible for Managing transport contracts for Home to School, respite and Adult Day Care Services. The role includes: To procure, award and implement cost effect transport for Social Care...
Project Manager - Hertfordshire County Council

Project Manager – Hertfordshire County Council

  Project Manager Location: County Wide Salary Range: £34,788 pa Progressing to £38,813 pa Hours: 37 per week Contract: 2 years Fixed Term/ Secondment Opportunity We’re seeking an experienced Project Manager to join our team. This new, exciting role will directly support our Contract Manager and work with partners to develop and deliver elements of...
Out now: Issue 222 of Passenger Transport

Out now: Issue 222 of Passenger Transport

Issue 222 of Passenger Transport is published on November 29. Contents include:     LEAD STORY Virgin’s journey ends as the age of Avanti begins New owners FirstGroup and Trenitalia this week unveiled the brand for the new Intercity West Coast franchise, ending Virgin’s 22-year tenure   NEWS: ‘Profits must improve before First Bus sale’...
UK Bus Awards 2019 'Big Book of Big Winners'

UK Bus Awards 2019 ‘Big Book of Big Winners’

November saw the 24th annual UK Bus Awards held at a ceremony in London, and you can read all about the Gold, Silver and Bronze winners in this official Souvenir Brochure. Click on the image below to view The Big Book of Big Winners 2019.   If you are viewing the site on a tablet...
Virgin’s journey ends as the age of Avanti begins

Virgin’s journey ends as the age of Avanti begins

New owners FirstGroup and Trenitalia this week unveiled the brand for the new Intercity West Coast franchise, ending Virgin’s 22-year tenure   A visualisation of a Pendolino with the new Avanti West Coast brand   Avanti West Coast was this week unveiled as the brand for the new Intercity West Coast rail franchise, which begins...
Parties set out their transport policies

Parties set out their transport policies

  It’s encouraging that for most parties, the policies being advanced are set in the context of tackling climate change and air pollution   What’s the collective noun for manifestos? An aspiration? An imagination? A deception? In any case, it’s election time so we are awash with them. Every party has to produce one, it...
‘We want our people with us on this journey’

‘We want our people with us on this journey’

This month’s CAVScotland heard about trials of automated transport by Stagecoach and Addison Lee who both agree that they still need people   Scotland’s transport secretary, Michael Matheson, viewed the full size autonomous Enviro200 bus at CAVScotland   The hype surrounding automated vehicles peaked in 2017. We’re now in the “trough of disillusionment” but the...
Farewell Virgin Trains, I enjoyed the journey

Farewell Virgin Trains, I enjoyed the journey

It began on March 9, 1997, and it will end on December 7, 2019 – but how will we remember Virgin’s tenure of the Intercity West Coast franchise?   Virgin Trains joins Barry Evans and Mr Blobby in our cultural memory   VISITED: Since Virgin took on the Intercity West Coast franchise in 1997 SERVICE:...
Network and Forward Planning Officer - Hertfordshire County Council

Network and Forward Planning Officer – Hertfordshire County Council

  Network and Forward Planning Officer Location: Based at County Hall, Hertford; occasional need for travel across the County Salary Range: £31,371 progressing to £33,799 pa Hours: 37 per week Contract: Permanent An opportunity has arisen for a new Network and Forward Planning Officer within the Passenger Transport Unit. The role will support the Network...
Commercial Manager - Stagecoach South West

Commercial Manager – Stagecoach South West

  Commercial Manager We’ve got a great commercial team in the South West who are responsible for ensuring our services deliver what they need to from a customer, colleague and community perspective. All they need is someone to lead them forward – and that’s where you come in. Our marvellous Commercial Manager is hanging up...
‘Immigration reform risks labour shortage’

‘Immigration reform risks labour shortage’

Existing plans would require future migrants to show that their job pays more than £30k – shutting off opportunities to work in the bus industry     Plans to introduce a £30,000 annual salary threshold as part of a future immigration system risk a shortage of workers across the bus and coach industry, the Confederation...
Another green transport world

Another green transport world

  If we can join the dots on climate then public transport can thrive. It’s about doing all the right things, and all at the same time   Swiss railways are part of a wider ‘Exemplary in Energy’ initiative   The weather is losing some of its British reserve. Changing from introversion to extroversion. Records...