Go-Ahead accelerates digital transformation for vehicle inspections

The Go-Ahead Group, in partnership with Tranzaura, is delivering digital transformation to enhance operational efficiency across its regional bus services in the UK. This collaboration is a five-year partnership and highlights Go-Ahead’s commitment to innovation, reliability of bus services and as a result, increased customer satisfaction. By October 2024, Go-Ahead’s bus companies will be able […]

Funding secured for improved Levenmouth bus services

A plan to improve bus services in Levenmouth to complement the imminent return of rail services to the area has been approved by local councillors. The Levenmouth Area Committee agreed to fund the delivery of the bus services via the Levenmouth Reconnected Programme with £1.75 million being allocated for a combination of new and enhanced […]

British bus drivers facing “tsunami of abuse”

A horrifying 82 per cent of bus drivers were subject to abuse last year, with the same percentage stating that the turmoil of the incidents negatively impacted their mental wellbeing. The findings come after Unite, the UK’s leading union, surveyed its bus driver members. Over half of those questioned said they did not report incidents […]

Automated bus passenger counting planned by TfL

TfL is aiming to deploy an automated system for counting the number of passengers on its buses. The organisation has published a future opportunity notice for potential suppliers, saying it wants to explore the possibilities for technical solutions. The move has come as part of the strategy to deliver real time data, information and visualisations for public […]

‘Bakerloop’ bus route planned for proposed Bakerloo line Tube extension

Sadiq Khan has announced plans for a ‘Bakerloop’ bus route along the proposed Bakerloo Tube line extension, says CityAM. The mayor of London, who is campaigning for a record third term running City Hall, pledged a new express bus route mirroring the mooted Tube expansion – if he is reelected. He said the Elephant & Castle to Lewisham service, which would […]

West Lothian: Funding issues see bus improvement project put on hold

Projects to improve local bus travel in West Lothian have been put on hold due to funding constraints. A report to the council’s Environment and Sustainability Policy Development and Scrutiny Panel has explained the local impact of Transport Scotland’s decision to pause their Bus Partnership Fund (BPF) for 2024/25. The Daily Record says that the […]

Work complete on Raigmore Bus Gate project

Work on a new bus only link that connects Raigmore Hospital to Raigmore Estate has been completed. The project is funded by Transport Scotland’s Bus Partnership Fund (BPF) and delivered by the Bus Service Improvement Partnership (BSIP) Group, comprised of The Highland Council, NHS Highland, HITRANS and Stagecoach. The route will help in reducing congestion […]

London Mayor asked to explain 700,000 bus journey cuts

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has been accused of “slashing public transport with one hand and pushing people out of their cars with the other”, as data reveals that almost 700,000 bus journeys were cut by Transport for London (TfL) between 2022 and 2023, says Harrow Online. Statistics uncovered through a Freedom of Information request […]

Scottish Transport Secretary announces flat fare bus trial

A flat fare for bus trips is to be trialled in Scotland following a review of the cost of public transport triggered by the SNP’s power-sharing deal with the Scottish Greens, reports The Scotsman. It also recommended under 22s would get free inter-island foot passengers travel in the Western Isles, Orkney and Shetland, and 18 to 21-year-old islanders […]

£143 million for better journeys with 955 zero-emission buses

Millions of bus passengers will enjoy cleaner, more reliable and more comfortable journeys as the Government invests a further £143 million to roll out almost a thousand new zero-emission buses in England. Buses Transport Secretary Mark Harper has confirmed that 955 zero-emission buses will hit the road as 25 councils receive funding to decarbonise their bus […]


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