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UK bus coverage hits a 28-year low

Bus coverage decline in UK

The UKs bus network shrunk to the lowest overall coverage last seen in the 1980s, shrinking almost 134 million miles over the past decade alone. This figure alone highlights the need for an alternative transport method for rural areas which can pick up the pieces from where the bus companies have left cracks up and down the country. The current ... Read More »

Minibus Options complete first accessible conversion on new Volkswagen Crafter

Minibus Options Crafter

Minibus manufacturer Minibus Options have provided details of their conversion on the new Volkswagen Crafter, making them the only Accredited Convertor to bring out an accessible minibus on the Crafter to date. After many months of research and development by Minibus Options’ production team, they have revealed one of their finished products. Based on the medium wheel-base ‘Startline’ FWD model, the 9 seat wheelchair accessible vehicle ... Read More »

Mercedes-Benz Vans team up with IVR for MobiloVan health & safety training


Mercedes-Benz Vans UK Ltd has teamed up with the Institute of Vehicle Recovery (IVR) to establish a certification for Health and Safety of all MobiloVan Technicians for every three years, rather than the current industry standard of every five years as part of a new, market-leading training benchmark. Mercedes-Benz Vans customers benefit from MobiloVan – a free call-out service across ... Read More »

Government funding boost for bus industry in drive to improve air quality

Bus coverage decline in UK

Councils across the country will benefit from a £40 million funding boost as part of a government drive to put more low emission buses on the roads. Funding will be awarded to 20 local authorities as part of the Clean Bus Technology Fund, which was launched in 2017 and is run by the Joint Air Quality Unit. Speaking at the UK ... Read More »

Traffic cop numbers are reducing despite call for an increase to enforce law

Traffic cop numbers are reducing despite call for an increase to enforce law

A top traffic cop in the United Kingdom has called for the use of dashcam footage from the public to be made available to police forces across the country in a bid to tackle irresponsible and unsafe drivers. This follows criticism to the Government from the Police Federation which has seen traffic cop numbers decline over recent years. It wants a ... Read More »