Buses

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

Services

  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. Find lorry or bus operators

    Find lorry and bus operators by name, address or licence number

  5. Check vehicle operator licence applications

    Check heavy goods vehicle (HGV) and public service vehicle (PSV) operator applications and decisions

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Guidance and regulation

  1. Passenger travel to the EU by air, rail or sea after Brexit
  2. Passenger consumer rights when travelling to the EU after Brexit
  3. Driving school minibuses advice: schools and local authorities
  4. Seat belts in minibuses, coaches and other buses
  5. Bus registration and permits: scale of fees
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News and communications

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

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

  1. Restricted licence holders: level of financial resources
  2. Registration of local services in Enhanced Partnership Areas
  3. Future of mobility call for evidence
  4. Section 19 and 22 permits: how to apply EU Regulation 1071/2009
  5. Bus Services Act 2017: accessible information
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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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