CPT welcomes government proposals to speed up training for bus and coach drivers and to lower the minimum age for them to drive longer journeys

The Confederation for Passenger Transport (CPT) has welcomed consultation on two key proposals it has long championed that will make training as a bus and coach driver more attractive to younger drivers. Speaking at the launch of the consultation in Carlisle alongside CPT members Stagecoach and Stanley Travel, Graham Vidler, Chief Executive, Confederation of Passenger […]

CPT welcomes first year results from the Your Bus Journey passenger satisfaction survey

Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) CEO, Graham Vidler has welcomed the publication of first year results from the Your Bus Journey independent bus user survey prepared by Transport Focus. “It’s great to see eight out of ten passengers were satisfied with their last bus journey,” he said, “and even better to see satisfaction as high […]

Sector rallies to ensure a smooth transition to zero emission buses for rural services

A Taskforce of industry experts has outlined how rural areas can become a driving force for the UK’s transition to a zero emission bus fleet. It calls for local transport authorities to produce decarbonisation strategies and for long-term Government investment. Buses already provide a green and sustainable travel option, with one double decker bus capable […]

CPT joins IfATE’s influential advisory group for apprenticeships and skills training

The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has joined the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education’s Directory of Professional and Employer-led Bodies (The ‘Employer Directory’) to help shape the future of apprenticeships and technical education. Inclusion on the Employer Directory emphasises CPT’s position at the forefront of skills and its role in developing the future workforce […]

Bus journeys up by 19% in England over the last year

Bus journeys have increased by 19% in England and 29% in Scotland in the last year, according to latest data released by the Department for Transport. Responding to the news, Alison Edwards, Director of Policy and External Relations at the Confederation of Passenger Transport, the trade association for the UK’s bus and coach sector, said:  […]

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