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Passenger satisfaction affected by growing congestion menace

Passenger satisfaction affected by growing congestion menace

The latest Transport Focus survey shows that overall satisfaction among bus passengers in...

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Predictable reactions to quality contract decision; all eyes on Buses Bill

Predictable reactions to quality contract decision; all eyes on Buses Bill

The first proposal to introduce a quality contract scheme, 15 years after the legislation was first published, has been rejected by a special board chaired by traffic commissioner for the north east of England Kevin Rooney...

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Green agenda dominates at Busworld Kortrijk

Green agenda dominates at Busworld Kortrijk

There was plenty of environmental rhetoric at Busworld Kortrijk, but to be fair a lot of it was more than hot air...

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BYD meets challenge on electric deckers

BYD meets challenge on electric deckers

The launch of a full-electric double-deck bus for London at Busworld Kortrijk is BYD’s answer to Boris Johnson’s challenge two and a half years ago about the impossibility of such a product...

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Volvo wedded to an electric future

Volvo wedded to an electric future

A man who invokes Mother Earth in his pitch to sell electric buses is either just a slick orator or someone who has genuinely understood the need to tackle global warming and reduce air pollution...

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Scania bets the house on gas

Scania bets the house on gas

If there were an award for the company which has the most people with the word ‘sustainable’ in their job title, then Scania would win hands down, according to the line-up at its Busworld Kortrijk press conference, something which also demonstrated a welcome gender balance...

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Engineering the future

Engineering the future

Bus engineers are sometimes depicted as a conservative bunch (small ‘c’ of course), but there is plenty of evidence that they are often at the leading-edge of innovations...

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