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Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Plans to introduce the UK’s first bus Quality Contract Scheme in Tyne and Wear were scrutinised by a Quality Contract Scheme board last month.... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
The DfT is reviewing if data from in-vehicle GPS, mobile phones, and even mileage data from MOT tests, can be used to produce estimates of road... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Stagecoach wants the Government to include public interest criteria in the Buses Bill that local authorities would have to satisfy before they could... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Perth & Kinross Council is procuring a real-time travel and city information system for Perth. The council wants a system that can manage,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The current front-runner to be the next leader of the Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has hinted that he would withdraw his party’s support for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
North Yorkshire County Council has prepared a transport strategy to complement the wider strategy being developed by Transport for the North. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Gloucestershire County Council is to consult on its public transport expenditure as funding pressures on the council grow. The council currently... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The City of York Council may repay more than 10,000 penalty charge notices (PCNs) after the Traffic Penalty Tribunal’s (TPT) ruling that... continue
Local Transport Today
News
West Yorkshire Combined Authority is preparing a procurement strategy to deliver schemes in the West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund (WY+TF).  A... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Highways and transport staff in Greater Manchester district councils are to be consulted on plans to move to a shared services model for a range of... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
The West of England joint transport board has approved plans to restore rail passenger services to a freight-only line north of the city. But many... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Nexus’s pioneering plans for a bus Quality Contract Scheme covering Tyne and Wear have been considered by the Quality Contract Scheme (QCS)... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Mick Noone, Halton Council’s operational director – policy, planning and transportation, is serving as Transport for the North’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Welsh Government’s new transport company will be modelled on Transport for London, Welsh transport minister Edwina Hart has confirmed. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Devon County Council has reported a huge rise in the cost of building a new railway station on the Exeter-Newton Abbot line at Marsh... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
The community rail movement has been around for well over 20 years now and is a concept embraced by government, the railway industry and local... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
It is now nearly 20 years since the Transport Planning Society was established as a self-contained body for the profession. It’s in some ways... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Lee Baker
The Future Highways 2015 conference was, despite an opening address emphasising that “austerity is here to stay,” surprisingly upbeat and... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
‘Capital rich, revenue poor’  is an increasingly apt description of the transport funding situation councils in England find... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The possibility of a huge West Midlands combined authority (CA) holding transport powers across the conurbation, Warwickshire and some parts of... continue
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