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November 7, 2017

Sustainable transport – will the bus kill or cure us?

You’ve no doubt heard the term sustainable transport – more prevalent than ever since we began learning the truth about the toxic air we breathe and the fatal consequences. I expect it turns your mind to thoughts of either emissions-free vehicles or cy …

September 4, 2017

Too many cars chasing too little road space

Air quality has reached the top of the political agenda. The onus for solving the crisis has shifted from national government to their local counterparts. But it’s time now for us to recognise the only credible long-term solution – and that’s traffic r …

May 8, 2017

There’s something in the air – quite literally

After Brexit and that small matter of a General Election, air pollution is the topic on everyone’s lips. And the conversation just got toxic. Experts tell us it’s reached crisis proportions: responsible for 40,000 early deaths a year and is affecting t …

February 8, 2017

A cautionary tale of disconnected thinking in urban centres from the US

Increasingly over the last few decades, we’ve found ourselves – here in the UK – adopting the habits and practices of our neighbours across the pond in the US: anything from the language we use to business models and workplace behaviours, and everythin …

November 16, 2016

Tackling fossil fuel consumption

This city never ceases to wow me – be it the sea, the staggering coastline or the breath-taking South Downs. We live hand-in-hand with nature, and this makes it such a special place to be. So as a bus operator, with over 2.5k tonnes of metal navigating …

September 22, 2016

Changing Times. A Bus Service for the 21st Century

We’ve just published our 60th edition of Bus Times. That’s nearly 30 years of Bus Times. The first ever edition was printed in autumn 1987. I know because I was there! So it got me thinking, that while we have the Brighton Digital Festival going on in …

April 29, 2016

CBN journal #1

With the May bank holiday approaching snow in Sussex was an unexpected reminder of 20 years spent in County Durham, especially on a day when old friends visited us from the north east and were just a little surprised to see snow as they viewed Brighton …

April 25, 2016

Setting the record straight

You might have heard that the pollution levels in London’s Oxford Street exceeded their annual target for 2016 in the first four days of the year. And now with news that a car manufacturer has been forced to admit fiddling their fuel economy tests, you …

March 17, 2016

Extending a helping hand for the good of the city

It goes without saying that in business we need to explore new territories and ways of thinking – even going as far as being counterintuitive. It’s a part of setting ourselves ever higher standards of service for customers. We are a bus operator, so yo …

February 25, 2016

What I think of the Buses Bill

I was sitting listening to Transport Minister Andrew Jones recently in London introducing the new Buses Bill, and I thought ‘hey, they get it’, and they should be applauded for that. The Bill includes new measures to make bus travel more passenger-frie …