UK Bus, Coach and Finance Round-Up: UK Bus Summit, rural bus service threats, First Bus’ new director

The QEII Conference Centre, Westminster will host the second UK Bus Summit on February 11, 2016.

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Local Bus Market Study provides useful insight ahead of Buses Bill, says Mistral Bus and Coach chief operating officer

The critique by Mistral Bus and Coach chief operating officer Steve Low follows the release in late January of the KPMG report, commissioned by the Department of Transport.

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Are you Mistral Asset Finance’s new Regional Sales Manager?

This home-based position will be ideal for a confident, customer-focussed, autonomous sales professional who enjoys travel and teamwork.

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Department for Transport reveals findings of Local Bus Market Study

The report looks at the condition of the bus market in England outside London, current legislative tools available and, importantly, the issues that should be considered by authorities looking to improve their local bus services.

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Buses to share lanes with electric cars in Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes along with Nottinghamshire and Derby, Bristol and London have all qualified for a share of £40 million in funding from the government’s Go Ultra Low City Scheme for their innovative green transport ideas.

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Francesca Bottomley joins Mistral Group in Manchester

Mistral is delighted to announce the appointment of Francesca Bottomley as its new Sales Team Assistant following a competitive recruitment campaign.

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Ambitious plan for contactless payment on 32,000 buses in UK by 2020

Within six years’ time every one of Britain’s 32,000 buses will be able to accept contactless payments, using debit or credit cards, under ambitious multi-million-pound plans being developed by the country’s major transport groups and independents, writes Mel Holley of RouteOne. “Around 76 million contactless cards are now in issue in the UK – a… Read more »

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Statistics show Alexander Dennis and Wrightbus led 2015 for vehicle registrations

On display in the latest figures by SMMT is 2015’s sharp increase in bus and coach registrations, writes busandcoach.com. “The rise of Wrightbus has been one of the significant changes in recent years to the registration league table published by SMMT. The Ballymena-based manufacturer has transformed itself from its former history as a bodybuilder to… Read more »

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Pollution-reducing technology to be installed in another 400 buses in England

Pollution-reducing technology to be installed in another 400 buses in England

Eighteen local authorities will receive support from the Clean Bus Technology Fund 2015 to retrofit 439 buses with technology to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions in pollution hotspots.

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Which bus and public transport app is right for you in 2016?

Looking to download a new app to help you navigate your bus service and public transport this year but not sure which one? We’re here to help with options for London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool, Scotland, Wales and more

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