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Other Columnist
Helen Holland
The Commission for Integrated Transport very much agrees that the future of the bus subsidy hangs in the balance, as Ben Colson suggests (Transit... continue
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Regular News
James Dark
National Express Group has announced that it will be making further job cuts and cost reductions, paring back investment and cutting its... continue
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Letters to the Editor
Ray Wilkes
Ian Maude (Transit February 20) is certainly correct in his scepticism on the OAP free travel. My wife and I have just returned for a four day break... continue
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Bus News
Scottish bus operators have cautiously welcomed the news that the Scottish government has announced  a £4m funding package that will see... continue
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In brief
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport is to spend an extra £5m this year on developing park and ride projects in the west of Scotland. The... continue
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Rail News
Edinburgh Tram works on Princes Street were delayed a day before they were due to begin after a dispute over the contract. Contractors BSC -... continue
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Ben Colson
Ben Colson
Ever since the present government came to power, it has hankered for the opportunity to cut subsidy to bus services. Of course they wouldn’t... continue
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Letters to the Editor
By Ian Maule, Isle of Man
Having worked for an operator who competed with EYMS in the East Riding for a number of years, I?always found Peter Shipp’s views of the... continue
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Rail News
London mayor Boris Johnson and transport secretary Geoff Hoon have reached a deal that will allow a further extension to the East London Line. The... continue
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Regular News
The government will initially refuse to bail out train operators which run into financial difficulty, but will inevitably be forced to do so when... continue
Parking Review
Awards
Top political correspondent and, following Strictly Come Dancing, national treasure John Sergeant will be the host of this year’s British... continue
Parking Review
Cover Story
Philip Higgs
Has free travel killed park & ride? Anyone remember that new Labour pledge of “100 new park & ride sites by 2010”? It will... continue
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Business Comment
The table of local authorities which are seeing serious shortfalls in their concessionary fare budgets that has been produced by the Local Government... continue
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In brief
Speaking at a prime ministers question time this week, a Derbyshire MP accused local bus operators of defrauding councils. “Free bus travel for... continue
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In brief
Transport minister Paul Clark has announced a new round of Kickstart funding for new bus schemes around the country. Local authorities are being... continue
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Bus News
A new briefing document issued by the Local Government Association has lifted the lid on  the scale of concessionary travel grant shortfalls... continue
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Bus News
Plans for a new high quality bus-based transport network in Leeds have moved a step forward with the news that the Yorkshire and Humber Regional... continue
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Bus News Lead Story
By Andrew Garnett
Plans for a new bus-based rapid transport corridor in Bristol have been hit by the economic downturn with a funding gap that could require... continue
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Rail News
MVA has forecast that National Express East Coast could lose money from its plans to introduce an extra 25 services per day. The analysis,... continue
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