Latest News & Releases

CPT responds to MAC's call for evidence

June 13 2023

CPT has submitted an in-depth response to the Migration Advisory Committee calling for bus and coach drivers to be added to the Shortage Occupation List. 

CPT member's Masons Coaches feature on BBC 5 Live

May 26 2023

CPT member's Masons Coaches featured on BBC 5 Live's Wake Up to Money, raising awareness of the driver shortages in the sector.

Scottish Tourism Alliance Industry Survey now live - May-June 2023

May 25 2023

The Scottish Tourism Alliance’s latest survey is now live. More information and access to the survey can be found on via their website:

Coach body keeping a watchful eye over Dover

May 23 2023

CPT is closely monitoring the arrangements in place at the Port of Dover should coaches be once again unfairly penalised during the peak bank holiday and half term getaways on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 May.   

CPT Reacts: Funding for bus services in Wales

May 23 2023

Following the announcement of additional funding for buses in Wales, the Confederation of Passenger Transport’s CEO Graham Vidler reacts to the news. 

Roads Minister backs #NationalCoachWeek

May 19 2023

Roads and Local Transport Minister Richard Holden MP, along with the Confederation of Public Transport’s (CPT’s) North of England Manager Andrew McGuinness, visited North East coach company Stanley Travel this week in County Durham to celebrate #NationalCoachWeek.

Bus Decarbonisation Taskforce

May 18 2023

A joint initiative between industry and government to decarbonise the bus fleet in Scotland.

CPT Reacts: Government's new two-year bus funding settlement

May 17 2023

DfT have announced a new two-year funding settlement for the bus sector, as well as an extension to the £2 single fare cap across England. 

Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons backs #NationalCoachWeek

May 17 2023

Today (Wednesday 17 May) in Westminster Hall, next to the historic Speaker’s State Coach, The Rt Hon Nigel Evans MP for the Ribble Valley, showed his support, alongside the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT), for Britain’s modern coaches as part of #NationalCoachWeek.