GREAT OPPORTUNITIES AHEAD FOR THE INDUSTRY
5 February 2016 | Author: Andrew Jones, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Transport
The Transport Times UK Bus Summit may only be in its second year, but it is already established as a key event in the transport calendar – and one the Department for Transport is delighted to support.
The bus industry today is experiencing sustained growth. 87 million more passenger journeys were taken on buses in England during the 12 months to September 2014 than the previous year. And that trend was seen around the country, not just in London...
GREEN BUSES ARE GO
25 January 2016 | Author: Andy Eastlake, Managing Director, Low Carbon Vehicle Partnership
The UK is in the vanguard of the manufacture and adoption of green buses.
In the past decade there has been a green revolution in the UK bus market. Lower carbon, low emission Euro VI buses are running in most of our cities and larger urban areas, their introduction encouraged by technical developments and a supportive policy environment.
The Green Bus Fund – which ran over four rounds from 2009 – has contributed to the introduction of 1,263 buses over five years. A similar mechanism operated in Scotland, where there have so far been six rounds, funding around 270 buses...
CHALLENGES FOR TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE IN 2016
18 January 2016 | Author: Angus Walker, Partner, Bircham Dyson Bell
2016 will be a year of great opportunity for transport infrastructure but it will also be a year of great challenges. If it fails to make the most of the opportunities then it risks the major investment and projects that the country so desperately needs.
That means each part of the transport sector playing its full role from the very start of year. We cannot just expect others to pick up the burden. Let's just consider a few of those challenges...