Category: Steve’s View

Back to school….

Well…parents everywhere have managed to survive another school holidays and the sound of rejoicing mums and dads can be heard everywhere. I’ve heard a number of people comment on the joy of getting back into the normal routine! Since when has anything described as a. ‘normal’ and b. ‘routine’ been something to celebrate? I’ve decided… Read more »

Showing Off

Coach and Bus Live 2013 took place last week and as always it provided a useful barometer to gauge the health and optimism of the industry.

Moving with the times

It is an indisputable fact that nothing seems to stay the same for long in the bus and coach market. The almost constant tinkering with the system for concessionary fares, fuel duty rebate / BSOG, driver’s CPC etc etc must lead operators to wonder what is coming over the horizon next. One issue has however… Read more »

The Family ALBUM

Last week saw the majority of the larger Independent Bus Operators all come together for the annual ALBUM conference, this year hosted by Nottingham City Transport at the Belton Woods Hotel in Grantham. One striking absentee was former ALBUM chairman Mark Howarth of Western Greyhound, who found himself having to deal with the aftermath of… Read more »