Bus operations, services, emissions, funding, security, passenger experience and accessibility.


  1. Apply for an older person's bus pass

    Some older people can get free travel on local buses - contact your council to check your eligibility and apply for a bus pass

  2. Manage your vehicle operator licence

    Update your HGV or PSV operator licence (O licence), add more vehicles, increase your vehicle limit and add or remove a transport manager

  3. Apply for a disabled person's bus pass

    Contact your local council to find out who issues disabled bus passes in your area as part of the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme

  4. Apply for a vehicle operator licence

    Apply and pay for a HGV, PSV or interim operator licence (O licence) if you use vehicles to transport goods or passengers

  5. PSV (Public Service Vehicle) operator licences

    Types of public service vehicle (PSV) operator licences, application forms and application guidance notes. Appealing a decision and making changes to your licence

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Driving school minibuses advice: schools and local authorities
  2. Anti-social behaviour on public transport: safety measures
  3. Traffic commissioners: local bus services in England (outside London) and Wales, November 2018
  4. Bus registration and permits: scale of fees
  5. Seat belts in minibuses, coaches and other buses
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News and communications

  1. Real time information to transform bus travel in England
  2. Response to advice on the use of wheelchair spaces onboard buses
  3. Government funding boost for bus industry in drive to improve air quality
  4. Government funding for cleaner buses
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Research and statistics

  1. Local bus passenger journeys (BUS01)
  2. Quarterly bus statistics: April to June 2018
  3. Costs, fares and revenue (BUS04)
  4. Local road user survey report 2016
  5. Bus elasticities and diversion factors
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Policy papers and consultations

  1. Registration of local services in Enhanced Partnership Areas
  2. Future of mobility call for evidence
  3. Section 19 and 22 permits: how to apply EU Regulation 1071/2009
  4. Bus Services Act 2017: accessible information
  5. Bus Services Act 2017: bus open data
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Transparency and freedom of information releases

  1. Bus Service Operators Grant payments to English operators up to 31 March 2017
  2. Bus Service Operators Grant payments to English operators up to 31 March 2016
  3. The number of bus drivers in the UK by age
  4. Successful bids for the Clean Bus Technology Fund 2015
  5. Bus Service Operators Grant payments to English operators up to 31 March 2015
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