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On Tuesday 2 July, coinciding with Catch the Bus Week, CPT held a press day, hosted by new CEO Graham Vidler at its headquarters in London. The event served as an opportunity for Graham to introduce himself to the media, explore the most recent developments in the industry and emphasise the importance of the bus. Madaline Dunn reports

With 1000 members, 850 operators and 150 suppliers, CPT members range from small family-owned coach businesses to multinational transport operators, with the organiCatch the Bus Weeksation acting as the voice of the coach and bus industry. The press day saw CPT representatives do just that, informing correspondents from the national and trade press on the current climate and the changes to come.

Graham Vidler, who joined CPT as CEO on Tuesday 7 May, began by explaining why everyone should be concerned about the bus. “The bus is the biggest form of public transport,” he said. “On average people make more journeys by bus per year, than taxi, underground and train combined.” […]

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