The Demise Of First Group

The Demise Of First Group

All good things come to an end or so they say, and in truth I suppose that major transport groups like everything in life will come and they will go. One only has to look back at the grand names of the past, to realise that everything has its time. British Rail, the...
Call To Arms; Rally round The United Bus Flag

Call To Arms; Rally round The United Bus Flag

So, there I was minding my own business with one casual lazy eye on Face Ache, when inbetween the white noise and utter nonesense I came across something of real value. It was an open letter co-authored by several people who I hold in high regard both personally and...
Oh, Jeremy Corbyn, Big Bus Plan….

Oh, Jeremy Corbyn, Big Bus Plan….

The Labour Party have recently launched their big plans for energising the UK Bus industry. For someone like me it is both refreshing and troubling at the same time. On the positive side at a recent Prime Ministers question time at the house of commons he promised to...
And The Winner Is….

And The Winner Is….

Picture the scene if you will, there I am standing in the wings about to enter the stage to announce the winner of the 2019 Young Coach Industry Professional. The tension is mounting, and Carol Kirkwood, the BBC weather girl is introducing me, and bang, On I stroll...
Is The Tide Of Public Opinion Turning For The Bus?

Is The Tide Of Public Opinion Turning For The Bus?

I do not know about you, my dear reader chum but I am starting to detect a subtle change in public opinion towards dare I say it, the good old British bus. Small but noticeable differences in the public mood, proactive and well informed newspaper articles have started...