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With the bus driving license you do not rent a coach for a holiday with family

With the bus driving license you do not rent a coach for a holiday with family

Renting small vans for up to 9 people is often no problem, but a coach becomes more difficult. It is not allowed by law. We can be very brief about this, it is not even possible to rent a bus or coach without a driver at coach companies.…

Half of the buses canceled due to regional transport strike

Half of the buses canceled due to regional transport strike

Cold, inclement winter weather and striking bus drivers in regional transport do not contribute to a crowd at the stop. On day two of the strike in regional transport, the public transport employers' association (VWOV) estimates that half of the buses of…

VWOV will not return to the table on the basis of strikes

VWOV will not return to the table on the basis of strikes

In the ultimatum, the FNV demands, in addition to a wage equal to inflation, several measures to reduce the workload. The public transport strike started today. FNV and CNV have called on members to strike for the collective labor agreement…

No more heavy coaches in the center of Amsterdam

No more heavy coaches in the center of Amsterdam

From 1 January 2024, the coaches will therefore no longer be allowed to enter the city and will only be allowed to drive to the outskirts of Amsterdam, outside the S100 central ring road. The municipality of Amsterdam reports that from January 1, 2024,…

Cleaner, faster and smarter travel through Zeeland

Cleaner, faster and smarter travel through Zeeland

By focusing on new means of transport such as the flex taxi and shared transport, developing apps and realizing attractive pick-up points, Zeeland will become more accessible. In the coming years, public transport in Zeeland will gradually change for all…

Madrid is the first major European city with 100% clean buses

Madrid is the first major European city with 100% clean buses

This milestone also coincides with the EMT's 75th anniversary. The last diesel bus passing through the city shut down its engine forever after its final journey from Avenida de América to its depot at the Fuencarral Operations…

The City of Antwerp wants to keep buses such as Flixbus out of the city centre

The City of Antwerp wants to keep buses such as Flixbus out of the city centre

The council has reached an agreement with De Lijn and the bus companies Flixbus, BlaBlaBus, Mobiman and Airport Express about a bus stop. The Flixbuses have been a thorn in the side of the city and De Lijn for years. The city of Antwerp leaves every…

Five-day strike in regional transport after expiry of ultimatum

Five-day strike in regional transport after expiry of ultimatum

In the ultimatum, the FNV demands, in addition to a wage equal to inflation, several measures to reduce the workload. Regional transport will again strike nationwide from Monday, this time for five days in a row. Trade unions CNV and FNV report this after employers…

Mass support for actions in public transport

Mass support for actions in public transport

It is not on the CNV agenda because they hope to recruit members with it. CNV members in public transport are massively (97%) willing to campaign for a new collective labor agreement. That is the outcome of the member consultations that took place yesterday and…

De Lijn orders electric buses from VDL for the Spartacus project

De Lijn orders electric buses from VDL for the Spartacus project

Ordered another 17 fully electric trambuses for high-quality public transport between Hasselt & Maasmechelen. Once again, VDL Bus Roeselare lands a prestigious order for fully electric buses for De Lijn. The West Flemish factory of the Dutch bus group VDL from Eindhoven, specialized…

Regional transport strike after failed negotiations

Regional transport strike after failed negotiations

Employees at coach companies also joined the strike this week. Just like yesterday, there will be a strike in regional transport on Friday. Trade union FNV wants to enforce a better collective labor agreement. The strike mainly affects regional buses, but also regional trains of carriers…

Largest order ever for electric buses from VDL

Largest order ever for electric buses from VDL

From December 2023, EBS will be the carrier in the new Zaanstreek-Waterland concession. In December 2023, EBS will start the newly formed Zaanstreek-Waterland concession with no fewer than 193 new generation VDL Citeas. The vehicles, based entirely on an electric powertrain, will be…

Public transport employers offer an 11% wage increase

Public transport employers offer an 11% wage increase

The Public Transport Employers Association (VWOV) is negotiating with the trade unions FNV and CNV about the new public transport collective labor agreement for 2023 and beyond. On January 10, the employers in regional transport made a proposal for a wage increase of a total of…

Donate buses for Ukraine through the UCPM

Donate buses for Ukraine through the UCPM

The European Commission is calling on public and private entities in the EU and beyond to join forces and show solidarity by donating buses essential to get Ukrainian children back to their schools safely in the coming months…

Taxi is increasingly replacing Westhoek dial-a-buses

Taxi is increasingly replacing Westhoek dial-a-buses

Taxis appear to be a worthy alternative in a dial-a-bus area. De Lijn sees a general decline in the number of dial-a-bus users in West Flanders. In the Westhoek, people often rely on a dial-a-bus, but reserved dial-a-bus rides are increasingly being cancelled. Which…

Keolis loses almost everything in the province of Overijssel

Keolis loses almost everything in the province of Overijssel

Arriva will receive transport rights for five years, which is shorter than the normal ten years. Arriva has become the big winner in Twente and will take over a lot of transport at the end of 2023 from the big loser Keolis, who is almost completely out of the…

Smart Tachograph requires a driver card

Smart Tachograph requires a driver card

To be able to renew a driver card, you must meet the issuance requirements again. As a driver of a bus or truck with a Smart Tachograph, you need a driver card. The driving and rest times are recorded on this personal card.…

Free travel by bus in Eindhoven

Free travel by bus in Eindhoven

Every year, residents of the municipality of Eindhoven who are eligible for the Meedoen contribution can sign up to travel by bus for free for a year. Eindhoven residents who have received a letter about this via the municipality of Eindhoven can register…

Qbuzz keeps report of labor inspection bus lines silent

Qbuzz keeps report of labor inspection bus lines silent

The report has been out for a while, employees haven't heard anything. The report of the Dutch Labor Inspectorate (NLA) about insecurity on the Qbuzz bus lines between Emmen and Ter Apel (bus lines 72 and 73) seems to have ended up in a drawer…

Phone no reason for coach crash

Phone no reason for coach crash

Tour through Spain and Portugal abruptly cut short in Destelbergen. The occupants are now back in the Netherlands, but the impact is huge. Victims are said to have suffered a concussion and a broken wrist, among other things. The Dutch bus driver saw a traffic jam too late…

Bankruptcy Mobility for Everyone Foundation

Bankruptcy Mobility for Everyone Foundation

Not every good cause is a good destination. With a new board they made a new start in the spring. As of September 1, the move to a building of one of the MVO partners and now the bankruptcy. On 09-11-2022…

Come along to one of the many Christmas markets

Come along to one of the many Christmas markets

Enjoy tasty snacks, Christmas shopping and drink a fragrant Glühwein. Join an organized bus trip to one of the many Christmas markets in your own country, Düsseldorf, Brussels, Ghent, Prague, London, Copenhagen or Vienna. The lights are twinkling and the Christmas carols and…

Medical examination necessary for a new driver's license

Medical examination necessary for a new driver's license

You will receive a response within 4 weeks, but the waiting time for this approval depends on how busy the CBR is. In a number of cases, you must undergo a medical examination in order to obtain your driving licence. This test is for people…

Coach companies stunned about rejecting collective bargaining offer

Coach companies stunned about rejecting collective bargaining offer

The employer offer is far above the offer in various other collective labor agreements. Entrepreneurs association Bustransport Nederland is stunned about the rejection of the collective bargaining final offer and the announced strike by FNV Toer and CNV Vakmensen. Over two years, the employers offered more than 15%…

Hermes diesel buses too polluting for environmental zone

Hermes diesel buses too polluting for environmental zone

Hermes invests heavily in the quality of public transport and the further greening of the Eindhoven region. Dozens of city and regional buses of public transport company Hermes, responsible for bus transport in Southeast Brabant, drive hundreds of kilometers through the Eindhoven environmental zone every day, while…

Unlimited travel by bus or tram for 1 euro per day

Unlimited travel by bus or tram for 1 euro per day

Peeters gets the mustard for her proposal abroad. The Minister of Mobility Lydia Peeters (Open Vld) puts a remarkable proposal on the table within the Flemish government. Let every Fleming travel unlimitedly by bus or tram for 1 euro per day…

Free regional transport for the elderly in Utrecht

Free regional transport for the elderly in Utrecht

Free public transport for people over 66 with a tight budget has started. In the province of Utrecht, elderly people with a tight budget can travel for free by public transport in two ways. They can use the bus and tram for free until December 2023. In addition…

Antwerp negotiates public transport Blue Gate

Antwerp negotiates public transport Blue Gate

Mobility ships Koen Kennis (N-VA) wants to make sure that a new bus line there is not at the expense of another bus route in the city. The city of Antwerp and transport company De Lijn are negotiating about accessibility of the Blue Gate business park by public transport.…

Staff problems keep night bus off the street

Staff problems keep night bus off the street

Always check whether you can still get home by public transport, because the HTM night buses do not run. Like most carriers, HTM has had problems with personnel for some time now. The carrier in The Hague normally has a…

More and more delivery problems with NS buses

More and more delivery problems with NS buses

The additional travel time can be from 30 to 45 minutes. In the event of works announced in advance, you can expect NS to provide sufficient replacement buses on the relevant routes. Due to delivery problems, this is no longer possible in more and more cases. Replacement buses are…

Employment agencies organize transport via GTV Bus

Employment agencies organize transport via GTV Bus

All the employment office has to do is provide them with the passenger lists. For years, GTV Bus, the Polish company based in Ozimek, has specialized in organizing transport to work for temporary workers. Those who visit Eindhoven Airport see the…

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