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Route One

Weekly magazine for the coach and bus industry including reports, features and comment on every aspect of the UK market.

Link: route-one.net

  • Industry reacts with ‘surprise’ to think-tank’s re-regulation plan -

    Industry reacts with 'surprise' to think-tank's re-regulation plan - Route One

    route-one.net 30 Aug '14, 7pm

    The bus industry has reacted with ‘surprise’ to a report from the left wing think-tank, the IPPR, calling for a return to a regulated system. It comes after the recent Passenger Focus report where passengers gave bus service a massive 88% satisfaction rating. The report Greasing the W...

  • First Cymru recognises 37 members of staff who have put it almost 1,300 years’ service -

    First Cymru honours its longest-serving staff - Route One

    route-one.net 29 Aug '14, 4pm

    First Cymru has marked the contribution of its longest-serving staff by holding an awards ceremony at the Village Hotel in Swansea. It recognised 37 members of staff who have put it almost 1,300 years’ service. All were presented with certificates to mark their achievements. Thirteen ...

  • The Highways Agency (HA) is to start trials of equipment that can automatically detect the offence of tailgating

    Highways Agency plans tailgating enforcement - Route One

    route-one.net 30 Aug '14, 8am

    The Highways Agency (HA) is to start trials of equipment that can automatically detect the offence of tailgating. It comes in the wake of reforms introduced last year by the government to make careless driving – including tailgating – a fixed penalty offence, rather than having to be ...

  • ITO World specialises in taking the data that’s available to operators, and turning it into readable information. -

    ITO World: The art of story-telling - Route One

    route-one.net 24 Aug '14, 4pm

    It’s the transformation of raw data into useful information. ITO World, based in Ipswich, specialises in taking the data that’s already available to operators, and turning it into readable information. It’s a service recently provided to Google. There is a vast amount of data from the...

  • Trent Barton demonstrates commitment to the visually impaired by unveiling its 100th talking bus.

    Trent Barton unveils its 100th ‘Talking Bus’ - Route One

    route-one.net 19 Aug '14, 10am

    Trent Barton has demonstrated its commitment to making travel easier for the visually impaired by unveiling its 100th talking bus. The initiative has been welcomed by Guide Dogs, the UK charity for the blind and partially sighted. “Guide Dogs is pleased that Trent Barton is making the...

  • There’s an Ayats dealership back on the scene! Milton Keynes-based Omega Travel has bought 12 new models -

    Omega Travel have confidence in Ayats - Route One

    route-one.net 24 Aug '14, 7pm

    There’s an Ayats dealership back on the scene. Milton Keynes-based Omega Travel has bought 12 of the Spanish builder’s new models for itself, and with the recruitment of Sales Manager Paul Montague, is poised to sell more. Omega Travel has taken on the mantle of providing an Ayats dea...

  • The Association of Local Bus Company Managers (ALBUM) has named Ben Colson as its Chairman.

    Ben Colson named as ALBUM Chairman - Route One

    route-one.net 24 Aug '14, 11am

    The Association of Local Bus Company Managers (ALBUM) has named Ben Colson as its Chairman. Subject to ratification at the organisation’s AGM next May, Ben takes up the role following the resignation of James Freeman, who will soon leave Reading Buses to take up the position of Managi...

  • Migrants 'vital' for industry says People 1st research - Route One

    route-one.net 17 Aug '14, 6pm

    Research by skills and workforce development body People 1st shows that migrants are playing an increasingly important role in the passenger transport industry, with more than 20% of all roles filled by people from abroad and covering all levels of business. The report’s findings Migr...

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