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January 4, 2019

Brighton & Hove Buses in 2019

Brighton and Hove Bus Company, buses, night bus, 2015,

On New Year’s Eve I tweeted 15 commitments for 2019, a kind of new year manifesto for our passengers, stakeholders and the communities we serve.  Some of these commitments will yield immediate results, others are longer term, but they will all be addre …

December 21, 2018

A Christmas Message…

Xmas Message

As we come to the end of the year, I’d like to say a very big thank you to you all for your support throughout 2018. It’s the team spirit, and the people behind it, that really shines through at Metrobus and Brighton & Hove Buses and our stakeholde …

October 15, 2018

Metrobus shortlisted for two UK Bus Awards  

Metrobus has been shortlisted for two UK Bus Awards: Top Shire Operator and Top National Bus Depot. The Top Shire Operator award covers all areas outside the major UK cities and the shortlist also includes Go South Coast; Oxford Bus Company; Reading Bu …

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 …