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Recovery Partnerships key to a passenger led recovery

October 29 2020

New, agile agreements between bus operators and local authorities can help transform services for passengers after the Covid-19 pandemic, the bus industry has said.

CPT reacts to annual bus statistics

October 28 2020

Responding to the publication of the annual bus statistics through to March 2020. CPT Chief Executive Graham Vidler said:

“This drop in passenger numbers reflects that in the weeks before lockdown we had already begun to see people deciding to travel less as a result of Covid-19. Following the stay at home message we also saw bus passenger numbers drop to 10% of normal in a matter of days.

CPT announces Jane Cole of Blackpool Transport as 2021 President

October 26 2020

The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has announced that Jane Cole, Managing Director of Blackpool Transport, will become the new CPT President at the end of January 2021, taking over from Steve Whiteway.

CPT Consultation Response: TfSE's Proposal to Government for Statutory Status

October 25 2020

CPT's response to TfSE's Proposal to Government for Statutory Status

CPT reacts: Chancellor's annoucement on job support

October 23 2020

A CPT spokesperson said: These welcome changes to the Job Support Scheme will help more coach operators than the previous scheme, which was of limited use. But we should not underestimate how badly the sector has been hit and for some these changes will not be enough.

CPT celebrates the future of clean travel

October 07 2020

On Thursday 8 October the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) will be joining the Clean Air Day UK celebrations on Twitter to highlight the role of buses and coaches in improving air quality.

CPT reaction to NAO report on Improving local bus services in England

October 02 2020

Responding to the National Audit Office report on Improving Local Buses Services in England, CPT Chief Executive Graham Vidler said:

“We agree that a long term vision for bus is essential to help ensure a vibrant and sustainable network for passengers during the pandemic and beyond. The National Bus Strategy is the opportunity to set out this vision and it is vital that the strategy does not sit within a government silo as we need all of government focused on encouraging more people to travel by bus. The best way to do this is to put bus travel at the heart of transport networks across the country, speeding up journey times and giving people the confidence to travel by bus.

CPT Consultation Response: Planning For The Future

October 01 2020

CPT's response to Planning For The Future: Government Consultation On Proposals For Reform Of The Planning System In England

CPT Consultation Response: Sheffield Plan

October 01 2020

CPT's response to Sheffield Plan