New mayors have the power to improve coach and bus services

May 14 2024

Combined authorities need to deliver on BSIP plans and start appreciating the role of our coach services, says CPT CEP Graham Vidler.

Labour’s grand plans for bus need substance

May 13 2024

While increased recognition for the industry is positive, Labour needs to work on its policy should it win the general election, writes CPT President Paul Lynch. 

Accessible information – don't leave compliance to the last minute

April 16 2024

Keith McNally CPT Operations Director unpacks the biggest challenge many operators running local services will face this year.

Road policy: Sense must take priority over the political rhetoric

April 15 2024

Reflecting about Prime Minister Rishi Sunak's “war on the motorist” and his government’s Plan for Drivers, CPT President Paul Lynch argues we need to see more informed discussion when it comes to the Government's road policies. 

National Coach Week 2024 - Lets celebrate all the places that are Coach Friendly

April 12 2024

As 2024 draws to a close it's encouraging to report that a growing number of destinations and Business Improvement Districts are recognising that improving facilities for coach drivers and passengers sufficient to secure accreditation under CPT's 'Coach Friendly' scheme needs to be at the heart of their sustainable tourism strategy. 

A collaborative approach is needed for rural bus decarbonisation

March 17 2024

CPT headed to Parliament on 28 February to launch a new report from its Rural Zero-Emission Bus Taskforce. Delivering Zero-Emission Bus Services to Rural Areas unpacks the significant challenges facing rural bus services. These include the cost of zero-emission buses – which are substantially higher than diesel, the infrastructure challenges caused by limited facilities in rural areas, and the insufficient range currently delivered by existing zero-emission vehicle technologies. 

Parliamentarians visiting CPT members - Feb '24

February 16 2024

It is always encouraging to see Parliamentarians engaging with their local bus operators and visiting CPT members. These are crucial opportunities for elected representatives to learn more about the nation's most popular form of public transport.

Tourism Alliance meeting with Barbara Keeley MP

January 22 2024

CPT’s Coaching Manager Phil Smith recently joined other members of the Tourism Alliance to highlight important issues currently affecting travel and tourism to Labour’s Tourism Spokesperson Barbara Keeley MP.


Standing up and being counted for the UK’s vital coach industry

January 21 2024

It is remarkable that in 2024 coaches aren’t given the recognition that they rightly deserve. Here CPT's CEO Graham Vidler outlines the work being done behind the scenes for coach operators.