The best job in public transport? Phillip A. Washington of LA Metro outlines ambitious ‘28 by 2028’ vision at Transports Publics show   Phillip A. Washington at Transports Publics 2018   With an ambitious plan to implement 28 “mega-projects” by 2028 and an open-ended $860m a year funding pot to back it up, Phillip A.… Read More


So what’s this franchising for? Franchising is a ‘half-way house’ model that combines the public and private sector. But roles and risks must be carefully considered   The East Coast franchise tells us that the infinite suppressed demand actually isn’t there   It was the high-watermark of the Thatcher government that brought deregulation and privatisation… Read More


Out now: Issue 186 of Passenger Transport Issue 186 of Passenger Transport is published on June 8. Contents include:     LEAD STORY Grayling hunts scalps over timetable fiascoFacing the wrath of MPs in Parliament, transport secretary Chris Grayling this week launched an investigation and vowed to punish negligent parties   NEWS O’Toole’s exit clears… Read More


Grayling hunts scalps over timetable fiasco Facing the wrath of MPs in Parliament, transport secretary Chris Grayling this week launched an investigation and vowed to punish negligent parties   Chris Grayling speaking in the Commons on June 4   Transport secretary Chris Grayling has warned Govia Thameslink Railway that it faces losing its contract in… Read More


Out now: Issue 185 of Passenger Transport Issue 185 of Passenger Transport is published on May 25. Contents include:     LEAD STORY VTEC hits buffers – who’s next?On June 23, Stagecoach/Virgin’s three-year tenure of the East Coast franchise will come to an end and the state will take over. Former transport minister Norman Baker… Read More