Issue 270 of Passenger Transport is published on July 29.
Contents include:

 

 
LEAD STORY

MPs urge rethink of Integrated Rail Plan
Transport Committee says that alternative options, which could transform key Northern cities, have not been properly tested and must be revisited

 
NEWS

Rotala loses appeal over bus franchising ruling
Bid by bus group to overturn a High Court verdict has failed, paving the way for bus franchising across Greater Manchester from 2023

West Yorkshire backs bus partnership plan
But concerns remain over future bus funding streams

TfL still considering long-term funding offer
Government offers settlement but no decision as yet

West of England mayor warns on bus services
‘Big choices’ meetings aim to shape bus policy and spending

TfW inter-urban rail makes a breakthrough
Inter-urban rail patronage at TfW Rail is now what it was prior to the Covid-19 pandemic, but concerns are growing over investment priorities

Network Rail suggests 1,800 jobs could go
‘Restrictive and inflexible’ working practices at NR

Rail Partners seeks to modernise industry
New trade body sets out five priority areas for successful reform

NAO report warns on Transpennine upgrade
Government has put the rail upgrade on a firmer footing, but there remains a risk of delays, cost increase and it is unclear how benefits will be achieved

‘No bus impact from 20mph speed limit’
Welsh Parliament votes for 20mph default speed limit

‘A giant and a most incredible pioneer’
Following news of his death, Wrightbus founder Sir William Wright was this week hailed as ‘a man who left his mark, not just locally but globally’

 
ENVIRONMENT

Euro Bus Expo’s 2022 Innovation Challenge
New feature will highlight the most significant new initiatives from hundreds of leading and emerging brands exhibiting at the NEC show

 
SUPPLIER FOCUS: Journeo

Journeo steps beyond the 21st Century
Journeo enhances support for connected journeys with revolutionary cloud-based products and services that will connect millions of journeys

 
COMMENT

Norman Baker: Ready for Rishi? Trust in Truss?
The race to become the next PM is down to the final two. So what do we know about them and their views on transport?

Alex Warner: People need to be at heart of the agenda
Great British Railways will be a vast organisation that will shape the future of our railways. It’s vital that we get the culture right

Nick Richardson: Conferences return: it’s good to talk
With the pandemic receding, in-person conferencing has returned. There’s lots to discuss and it has reawakened debate

Great Minster Grumbles: All we can do is sit back and wait
Our Whitehall insider imagines what’s going on inside the minds of the mandarins at Great Minster House, home of the DfT

 
CAREERS

Dave retires after 40 years on the road
Well-respected Birmingham bus driver retires

 
RECRUITMENT

Commercial Manager – Cardiff Bus

Head of Health, Safety, Training and Environment – Uno

Assistant Operations Manager – Salisbury Reds

National Bus Strategy Delivery Manager – Portsmouth City Council

Network Manager – First UK Bus (West Yorkshire and York)

Operations Director – Brighton & Hove Buses/Metrobus

 
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