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Local Transport Today
In brief
A project to develop less visually intrusive overhead power supply systems for light rail has won a grant from the Government’s Technology... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Automated technology will transform many, but not all, forms of public transport, believes Begg.  Train drivers will continue to be needed on... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Wolverhampton City Council leader Roger Lawrence has been elected chair of the new West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority comprising leaders of... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester has secured £10.8m from the European Regional Development Fund, which will allow the first stage of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Ministers this week gave the go-ahead to hundreds of local transport schemes across England in growth deals struck with Local Enterprise... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
Discussions of rail developments in the capital often focus on the mega projects such as the Thameslink upgrade, east-west Crossrail, and the... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Consultant Deloitte has won a £1.98m contract from Transport for London to assist in enhancing its commercial revenue generation. The contract... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Keolis Amey Docklands, a 70:30 joint venture company, has been awarded the franchise to run the Docklands Light Railway, ousting current incumbent... continue
Local Transport Today
News
TFL’s annual report for the year ended 31 March 2014 shows strong demand growth across all aspects of the capital’s public transport... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Transport for London’s managing director for planning, Michèle Dix, received the PTRC lifetime achievement award at last week’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
FirstGroup's management are braced for fierce criticism of chief executive Tim O’Toole’s £2m remuneration package at the Annual... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister have announced the first local projects agreed under the Local Growth Fund, to be spent from next... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
A Keolis and Amey joint venture has secured the franchise to operate and maintain the Docklands Light Railway in London for the next six and a half... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Scottish Government has announced the terms of reference for the judge-led inquiry into Edinburgh’s troubled tram project (LTT 13... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for Greater Manchester has launched a public consultation on extending the Metrolink light rail network to the huge Trafford Centre... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
John W E Helm
Two rail re-openings and three bus rapid transit schemes form the central plank of an ambitious plan to transform public transport in Bristol and... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
Stagecoach has reported increased profits in 2013/14, with strong performances in its two UK bus business units but a slump in rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Writing as a cyclist of nearly 75 years standing (70 pedaling), and the proud owner of an eight-speed Sturmy Archer hub gear, I find it extraordinary... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Scotland’s first minister Alex Salmond has announced an inquiry into the troubled delivery of Edinburgh’s tram line, which opened on 31... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
Media coverage of the opening of Edinburgh’s new tram line was not, on the whole, terribly positive. The Financial Times, for example, on 30... continue
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