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Transport’s ‘twitterati’: #WhyDoTheyDoIt?

Transport’s ‘twitterati’: #WhyDoTheyDoIt?

It’s not enough to make the buses and train run on time these days, many managers feel the need to be on Twitter as well, including Alex Warner In my glory years when I had a job in transport, those of us in charge whiled away our working days engrossed in spreadsheets, budget reviews, appraisals,...
First now has a service that eclipses all others

First now has a service that eclipses all others

Alex Warner meets up with former colleague Marc Reddy to take a ride on First’s flagship Eclipse service on the 3.4km Fareham-Gosport busway He’s an old chum of mine is First’s new managing director for Hants, Dorset & Berkshire, but today Marc Reddy’s giving me unnecessary respect as a journo. There’s none of his unprintable...
Why Cleaves believes in getting out and about

Why Cleaves believes in getting out and about

Alex Warner took a ride with with Andrew Cleaves, ‘MD on the move’ at National Express Group’s coach business, and discovered a kindred spirit VISITED: 19th September 2012 SERVICE: Formed in 1972, National Express operates the majority of long distance bus and coach services in Great Britain. Most services are subcontracted to local bus and...
Transport’s twitterati certainly aren’t twits

Transport’s twitterati certainly aren’t twits

Twitter isn’t quirky any more – it’s mainstream. @alexwarner5logged on and looked at how various transport operators are harnessing this tool. I was the first twit to fall foul of my employers on Twitter, long before footballers such as Joey Barton and other miscreants. I was ticked off two years ago for upsetting the folk...