As the voice of the bus and coach sector across the UK we pride ourselves on working with governments and our members to make it easier for people to choose to travel by bus or coach.
Over 4 billion journeys are made each year by bus and coach in the UK. Every day they provide transport for people to get to work, school or college, to meet family or friends and to visit shops, attractions or access essential services. They are central in helping fight climate change, social inclusion and improving air quality by reducing the number of cars on our roads.
We influence governments, provide technical & operational support, regional support & representation for our members, and commercial partnerships, all for the benefit of our members.
We are led by three central decision-making committees made up of elected regional and national representatives who direct CPT and set out the organisation's key policy objectives and asks of government.
Our online Compliance Manual is a comprehensive member only resource providing essential assistance to bus and coach operators in order to help them run their businesses in a safe and compliant manner.
The Manual is split into 16 easy to search chapters, each offering detailed information and advice on key issues, including: changes to legislation; the requirements that must be met in order to hold an operator (O) licence; bus registration obligations; the approval, inspection and maintenance of vehicles and engineering matters; driver and employment issues; health & safety responsibilities; advice for taking groups and vehicles abroad and much more.
The Compliance Manual is a dynamic document constantly updated to reflect any changes to legislation, regulations and guidance affecting operators.
Latest industry developments
The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) UK is recognised by government as the voice of the bus and coach industry and the consultative body on legislative and operational matters affecting the industry. CPT Scotland is responsible for engaging with decision makers, policy officials, and CPT members on all devolved transport policy matters.
The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) UK is recognised by government as the voice of the bus and coach industry and the consultative body on legislative and operational matters affecting the industry. CPT Cymru supports the work of CPT UK and is responsible for engaging with decision makers, policy officials, and CPT members on all devolved transport policy matters.
Latest industry and CPT events
Following the relaxation of the rules from the Covid 19 pandemic, we are delighted to be hosting this unique event again at North Weald Airfield on Friday 3 September 2021.
The British Tourism & Travel Show next takes place on 22-23 September 2021 at the NEC, Birmingham. It is for tour operators, group travel organisers and travel trade professionals who want to discover exciting, new ideas for their trips, tours and itineraries in the British Isles and beyond.
Membership of CPT gives you full access to a wide range of exclusive membership benefits and services. Annual subscriptions are calculated based on operators' fleets and suppliers' work within the bus and coach industries.
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