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Scottish transport bill adds to pressure

Scottish transport bill adds to pressure

Bus franchising has been put firmly on the Scottish political agenda with reports that tra...

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Buses Bill surprise in Queen’s Speech

Buses Bill surprise in Queen’s Speech

A Buses Bill, announced in this week’s Queen’s Speech, appears to have caught the industry by surprise with few anticipating a separate bill devoted to enabling the roll-out of bus franchising from the newly-elected Conservative majority government...

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European Commission takes on DfT over CT exemptions

European Commission takes on DfT over CT exemptions

The European Commission has started the process of challenging the UK government on its interpretation of EU regulations which allow community transport operators to run services outside the operating licence system...

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Super-sized Cheetah unveiled

Super-sized Cheetah unveiled

Plaxton has unveiled its new Cheetah midicoach with a confidence-boosting order of 50 vehicles...

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Taking on the sustainability challenge

Taking on the sustainability challenge

When you set out your stall to become the world leader in sustainable transport solutions, you’ve set the bar pretty high...

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Is it time to reform the 1985 Transport Act?

Is it time to reform the 1985 Transport Act?

The 1985 Transport Act, which signalled the deregulation of local bus services in 1986 and the establishment of complementary local authority-supported tendered bus services to fill gaps left in the commercial network, is no longer fit for purpose and the next government should repeal it...

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In pursuit of viable fuel cell buses

In pursuit of viable fuel cell buses

Is hydrogen the fuel of the future? A trial about to start in Aberdeen might be a turning point in the development of hydrogen fuel cell buses...

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