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A new report called ĎLessons from Londoní urges radical change

The next government will need to consider ďradicalĒ changes to arrest a long-term decline in bus use, according to Professor Mike Waterson of the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at the University of Warwick. Cities around England should learn from Londonís system of bus franchising, he says. He also says that long-term reforms could include emulating German laws that deter public bodies from paying expenses for taxi travel.

Friday, 13 December 2019

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  • Anger at bus service cutsANGER has greeted cuts to bus services between Keighley town centre and Long Lee, Laycock and Highfield.

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  • Eddie Stobart shareholders approve £55 million rescue saleEddie Stobart shareholders have approved a £55 million rescue sale in a bid to secure the future of its 6,500 employees, the trucking firm has confirmed. The logistics giant said that investors voted in favour of the deal by private equity firm DBay Advisors to buy a 51% stake in the company at a general meeting in central London. Sebastien Desreumaux, chief executive officer of Eddie Stobart, said:†

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  • First West of England invests in 77 new gas buses for BristolNew vehicle deliveries to First Bristol will see the second metrobus route converted to biogas operation, whilst some other services in the city will also benefit from new biogas-fuelled buses early next year
  • First West of England invests in 77 new gas buses for BristolNew vehicle deliveries to First Bristol will see the second metrobus route converted to biogas operation, whilst some other services in the city will also benefit from new biogas-fuelled buses early next year
  • A new report called ĎLessons from Londoní urges radical changeThe next government will need to consider ďradicalĒ changes to arrest a long-term decline in bus use, according to Professor Mike Waterson of the Centre for Competitive Advantage in the Global Economy (CAGE) at the University of Warwick. Cities around England should learn from Londonís system of bus franchising, he says. He also says that long-term reforms could include emulating German laws that deter public bodies from paying expenses for taxi travel.
  • Greening BasingstokeStagecoach South has made a significant investment in its Basingstoke town network, enhancing services and introducing 32 new buses. Andy Izatt was at the 2 December launch
  • Coaching in the FutureThe CPTís annual Coaching Conference took the title of Tomorrowís World this year, examining how the industry could change in the coming years. James Day reports

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  • Mystery signalling faults are disrupting Greater Anglia services Disruption of Greater Anglia services being worked by the new Stadler trains appears to be caused by signalling problems, but an investigation by Greater Anglia and Network Rail has so far failed to find the cause. Inquiries have also been launched into a near miss at a level crossing and a pantograph which struck a bridge after it had failed to come down when the train was leaving an electrified route.

Route One (Bus and Coach)

  • Passenger Plus completes 10,000 journeys with appPassenger Plus has completed over 10,000 journeys with its passenger app, which was developed in partnership with Rise Digital Media.
  • Pulhams Coaches adds three ADL Enviro200sCotswolds operator Pulhams Coaches, based in Bourton-on-the-Water, has taken delivery of three Enviro200s, supplied by Alexander Dennis (01909 551166).
  • Senior TC Turfitt reminds Directors of responsibilitiesSenior Traffic Commissioner (STC) Richard Turfitt (pictured) has reminded company Directors that the ultimate responsibility for an O-Licence remains with them, and that they should undertake regular audits of compliance, remain up to date on legislation and action any shortcomings discovered.
  • Bus Taskforce meets for the inaugural timeThe first Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Bus Reform Taskforce meeting was held last week. Held in the office of Metro Mayor James Palmer, the group heard from Mr Palmer and others who spoke on how they wish to improve services in the region.
  • Plymouth Citybus takes 10 Enviro400 CitysPlymouth Citybus has added 11 Alexander Dennis Enviro400 City double-deckers to its fleet, representing an investment of £2.6m.

Aviation Industry

  • Retirements prompt senior-management changes at BOC AviationAircraft lessor BOC Aviation has appointed a new executive director, board vice-chairman, two deputy MDs and CFO following the retirement of two multi-role senior executives. read more
  • FAA wants Boeing to improve MAX submissionsFAA administrator Steve Dickson suggested Boeing improve the ‚Äúquality and timeliness‚ÄĚ of information it is providing the agency to support getting the 737 MAX back into service, part of a larger message that Boeing‚Äôs efforts should focus on meeting regulatory demands, not influencing the process. read more

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