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CPT statement: Prime Minister’s New Deal announcement

June 30 2020

CPT Chief Executive Graham Vidler said: “Buses are central to delivering the Prime Minister’s New Deal by helping to connect people sustainably with new job and skill opportunities across the country.

CPT reacts to the announcement that the social distancing 2metre rule is to be eased

June 23 2020

Responding to the Government’s announcement today that the social distancing 2metre rule will be eased, Confederation of Passenger Transport Chief Executive Graham Vidler said: “The Prime Minister's announcement heralds a significant opening up of further sections of the economy.  Bus operators already have a comprehensive package of measures to ensure people can travel with confidence, such as cleaning regimes and cashless payment.

Coach operators call on Chancellor to support forgotten industry and save 10,000s of jobs

June 08 2020

Over 550 coach travel operators have written to the Chancellor warning that without urgent support many of their businesses will go under as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic costing thousands of jobs.

CPT reacts to the announcement that face coverings will be mandatory on public transport

June 05 2020

From CPT's chief executive, Graham Vidler: "Buses are already safe to use as operators have introduced enhanced cleaning regimes alongside other measures including restricting capacity, but making face coverings mandatory will give more passengers the confidence to travel.

CPT calls new bus funding a first step towards a more comprehensive network

May 23 2020

Reacting to the announcement that £254m would be made available to help local authorities ramp up bus services. CTP Chief Executive Graham Vidler said: ”We're pleased the Government has recognised the important role the bus network is playing in helping people return to work safely and we look forward to receiving further details of the proposed funding.

CPT Consultation Response: Emergency legislation on Traffic Orders

May 20 2020

CPT's response to Emergency legislation on Traffic Orders 

CPT reacts to Prime Minister's Covid-19 update

May 10 2020

Following the Prime Minister's Covid-19 update CPT has issued the following statement:

Coach tourism needs £65m a month as it faces fight for its future with 18 month winter warns CPT

May 07 2020

Today the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) is calling on the Government to provide a support package worth £65m each month for the coach tourism industry.

Bus and coach industry pays tribute to key workers

May 05 2020

The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) along with operators is today thanking everyone in the bus and coach industry for the work they are doing during the Covid-19 outbreak to keep key services running.