Another damascene conversion – if laughably temporary…

This is Grant Shapps demonstrating that Brexit is further unravelling… (I must confess that I presume EU lorry drivers arrive in the UK visa free – and presumably with merely an identity card if they are without a passport.) Yet here we have Transport Minister Shapps tweeting how clever he is: It was already flagged… Read more

If proof were needed that our current government doesn’t care for its citizens..

We learn from Which? that the testing system in order to facilitate travel abroad is chaotic and favours the scammers – which is entirely in accordance, of course, with government policy. If you listen to the BBC Today programme in the last quarter of an hour you will see that the government website is littered… Read more

The inequality of bus travel

A well researched report on that transport of the Common Man – or the man on the Clapham omnibus at least – is here and suggests that all is not well… As only about a third of the poorest 10% of households have access to a car or van, many are, unsurprisingly, highly dependent on… Read more

HVO is progress but not a solution

In our occasional excursions into the future of transport I thought this was an interesting video – of a seminar held by Commercial Motor last week. It concerned principally something called HVO, which I’ll mention later but I found this graphic instructive. (Apologies for poor focus – click to enlarge): This shows that for every… Read more

Shouting about reform when you created the problem in the first place…

So we now have the privatised railway largely going back into public hands and using the concession system à la Transport for London. Neither the Tories nor the press seem to see any inconsistency in unprivatising something that their dogma originally privatised. Originally of course, nobody ever indicated what exactly franchising was for. It really… Read more