Out now: Issue 240 of Passenger Transport

Out now: Issue 240 of Passenger Transport

Out now: Issue 240 of Passenger Transport

Issue 240 of Passenger Transport is published on April 30.
Contents include:

 


 
LEAD STORY

‘Recalcitrant’ LTAs pressed on bus strategy
Local authorities must produce ‘ambitious’ Bus Service Improvement Plans or ‘we will go back to them and say it is not good enough’, minister warns

 
NEWS

‘One third expect to use public transport less’
Research by Edinburgh Napier University suggests pandemic will deter public from using buses and trains, hindering key government objectives

FirstGroup sells US operations for £3.3bn
Private equity player snaps up school bus and transit businesses

Williams rail review gains a new co-author
Transport secretary Grant Shapps now providing input

Transdev buys Arriva Yorkshire Tiger ops
Transdev expands in West Yorkshire with Arriva purchase

 
ENVIRONMENT

Quarter of Cardiff Bus fleet set to go electric
Eleventh-hour orders with ULEBS funding have secured new electric buses for municipal fleets in Cardiff and Newport. Rhodri Clark reports

First sets new net zero target
Group is first UK public transport operator to make pledge

 
INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

£1bn telecoms upgrade plan
Network Rail plans to finance fibre optic upgrade by selling spare capacity to third party

 

COMMENT

Norman Baker: The way forward is public transport
The government says it is serious about building back greener, and I believe them, but they need to start joining up the dots

Claire Haigh: It’s time to talk about road pricing
From 2030 fuel duty and VED should be replaced by a road user charge based on distance and time which will apply to all vehicles

Alex Warner: ESL saga reminds us not to get detached
The owners of England’s ‘Big Six’ football clubs made grovelling apologies after going against the fans. Don’t let it happen to you!

Nick Richardson: Women should be at transport’s heart
Society is largely shaped around the needs of men – how do we rethink transport in order to ensure it is designed for women too?

Boom time for the bus consultants!
Our Whitehall insider imagines what’s going on inside the minds of the mandarins at Great Minster House, home of the DfT

 
SPECIAL REPORT: Transdev Blazefield

Transdev’s on a growth mission
Despite a difficult 12 months as a result of the pandemic, Alex Hornby is looking to the future

 
CAREERS

Autism is no barrier for station assistant Noon
Network Rail highlights Dan Noon’s experience at station

 
RECRUITMENT

Chief Engineer – The Green Bus/Birmingham Busworks

Commercial Manager – The Green Bus

 
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Out now: Issue 239 of Passenger Transport

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