December 9, 2019

Please see below document relating to the recent judgement on the case between the Bus & Coach Association and the Secretary of State for Transport which affects Community Transport Groups.  In essence the BCA have been unsuccessful in their claim and no declaration has been issued.  ATCO will continue to be involved in this issue, as there may be some work to be done by the DfT on clarifying the wording on this complex issue

November 21, 2019

Department for Transport have published a letter that explains the exemptions granted for home to school transport. All documents can be viewed by logging into the members area and looking in the Knowledge Centre.

November 9, 2018

Also available in the Knowledge Centre (access requires site membership) are three documents from the archives on Public Transport Information Good Practice, available to download for members. They do include the draft and consultation documents, the 2009 version appears to be the final document.


Many thanks to Andrew Varley who passed these on.

November 9, 2018

The website has had a bit of an overhaul with all colours used reviewed to bring them into line with the ATCO brand guidelines, so you may see some subtle differences on some of the pages. 


If you are a member you can download a copy of the guidelines in the Knowledge Centre, located in the Members area. 


Many thanks to Andrew Clarke for finding these and passing them on.

October 2, 2018

ATCO has responded to the recent DfT consultation on accessible information - 

Consultation on Accessible Information:

Response from the Association of Transport Coordinating Officers

The Association of Transport Coordinating Officers (ATCO) fully supports the proposal to use powers in the Bus Services Act 2017 to require the provision of audible and visible information on local bus services in Great Britain as defined in the Transport Act 1985.

Few operators have taken the opportunity to provi...

September 24, 2018

Urban Transport Group concerned over funding & quality controls for Government’s bus open data & audio visual information plans

  • For immediate release: Wednesday 19 September 2018

  • For further information contact: James Kershaw, Media and Communications Manager, / 0113 251 7424 / 07 496 596 496


The Urban Transport Group has today welcomed the Government’s intention to open up data on bus services and to ensure the provision of audio visual infor...

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