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Local Transport Today
Comment
James Dark
Balfour Beatty’s deal to acquire Parsons Brinckerhoff looks like a very smart move. Currently planning, design and other professional services... continue
Local Transport Today
News
There has been some scepticism over whether PB employees will approve the Balfour Beatty takeover. The windfall they would receive looks attractive,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The world may never run out of oil because much of it is not actually a fossil fuel, researchers have claimed. The team from the KTH Department of... continue
New Transit
Environment Lead Story
Robert Jack
It’s not often that you see Sir Moir Lockhead and Brian Souter on the same platform. The respective chief executives of FirstGroup and... continue
New Transit
News Lead Story
The board of National Express Group has announced that after consideration it has chosen to rebuff the takeover approach made by private equity firm... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Balfour Beatty has won the contract to design and build a major road project in the Dallas-Fort Worth region of Texas. The contract for phase four of... continue
Local Transport Today
Articles
According to John Bottom, director of the Boston office of consultant Steer Davies Gleave, the most important development in the US has been the... continue
New Transit
Products & Services
Andrew Garnett
Months of mounting industry speculation have come to an end with the news that FirstGroup is to bring the iconic Greyhound brand to the UK. Later... continue
New Transit
Cover Story Detail
Guillaume Pepy, chief executive of French state railway SNCF, presides over the largest high speed rail network in Europe. France has 1,872... continue
New Transit
Reflections
The rail industry is making much of its green credentials these days, but a warning has come from across the Atlantic that it must not rest on its... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
A new wave of competition between FirstGroup and Stagecoach is set to open up on both sides of the Atlantic. On August 19, FirstGroup will unveil... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A world-wide review of bus priority techniques at traffic signals has been published by Transport for London and TRL. “A wide variation in... continue
New Transit
Bus News
Stagecoach todayannounced the expansion of Megabus, its inter-city budget coach service, into Canada. The transport giant also highlighted a $16m... continue
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Bus News
AMERICA’s Greyhound buses, celebrated in song and film, will soon be roaring down UK motorways. First Group, which bought Greyhound two years... continue
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News Lead Story
The consortium that has announced its interest in acquiring National Express Group has been given until September 11 to make a bid for the... continue
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News Lead Story
National Express Group has reported a half-year loss after setting aside more than £40m to cover the cost of quitting the East Coast rail... continue
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Bus News
Stagecoach has confirmed that it in talks that could result in the Perth-based group acquiring certain parts of troubled National Express Group. In... continue
New Transit
Cover Story Detail
There have been plenty of fine messes in UK public transport over the past 25 years. We have selected the 10 biggest for you. They are listed in... continue
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Cover Story Detail
The past decade of deals has seen UK transport groups become global operators with notable successes. But it has also seen some traumatic and costly... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
A new trading statement from the UK’s biggest public transport operator shows that the recession’s impact on bus and rail operations has... continue
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