Out now: Issue 241 of Passenger Transport

Out now: Issue 241 of Passenger Transport

Out now: Issue 241 of Passenger Transport

Issue 241 of Passenger Transport is published on May 14.
Contents include:

 

 
LEAD STORY

‘Safe and desireable’
Broad coalition urges Boris Johnson to help high streets and avoid gridlock by restoring confidence in public transport

 
NEWS

Souter and Gloag plan to cut Stagecoach stake
Co-founders reveal long term plan to cut family stake to just 5%

Burnham places buses at heart of second term
Franchising mandate will see ‘Bee Network’ in place by May 2024

Chaos as fatigue cracks lead to IET withdrawal
Rail minister demands action plan after Hitachi discovers cracks in lifting points that lead to the withdrawal of the entire Intercity Express Train fleet

DfT and First agree on TransPennine exit fee
Group pays final exit fee as franchising draws to a close

TfW plans big changes to North Wales buses
Network reviews proposed by consultants without local authority input aim to focus services on high-frequency corridors. Rhodri Clark reports

Business leaders want TfL funding settlement
Calls for ‘sustainable funding deal’ as bailout clock ticks once again

 
ENVIRONMENT

Zenobe helps electrify three McGill’s depots
Partnership will provide charging for 68 electric buses

 
INNOVATION & TECHNOLOGY

‘Big data boost for bus lanes’
‘Stay at home’ order was a massive experiment on what happens to buses in free-flowing traffic

 
COMMENT

Jonathan Bray: The hard work begins – fight smart!
As the pandemic recedes and recovery begins, public transport will come under pressure to survive without emergency support

Giles Bailey: One year has seen a decade of transition
The national rail industry is facing a daunting task to stabilise its position in the transport market and its relevance to stakeholders

Alex Warner: Will we miss the owning group HQs?
The days of the owning group being front and centre of the minds of those running transport on a day-to-day basis have receded

Nick Richardson: Making a positive case for the bus
The media reinforces negative perceptions about public transport and the wider industry. How can we turn this around?

Great Minster Grumbles: Will Boris want to spend, spend, spend?
Our Whitehall insider imagines what’s going on inside the minds of the mandarins at Great Minster House, home of the DfT

 
CAREERS

New leadership for BRTuk lobby group
Bus Back Better prompts organisation to launch new team

Female leadership team for Oxford sightseeing
Oxford Bus Company and sister company City Sightseeing have created a revamped tourism management team to help drive the visitor economy

 
RECRUITMENT

Engineering Manager (Shift) – Cardiff Bus

Chief Engineer – The Green Bus/Birmingham Busworks

Commercial Manager – The Green Bus

Scheduling Assistant – trentbarton

 
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