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The Scottish Government is to be handed full powers over road traffic signs and speed limits as part of the devolution settlement announced by the... continue
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Argyll and Bute Council is urging Transport Scotland to find a permanent solution to the landslips that afflict the A83 trunk road to Argyll at Rest... continue
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Transport groups in Scotland have voiced concern about a proposed cut in spending on active travel by the Government next year. The South East... continue
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The DfT has awarded the East Coast rail franchise to the Stagecoach-Virgin joint venture company ICR (Inter City Railways).  Stagecoach is the... continue
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Argyll and Bute Council has ruled out signed-only 20mph speed limits on roads with already low speeds. “It is not considered that best value... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Consider the effect of population density on travel. It is unusually easy to research, and the findings are usually straightforward, entirely... continue
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Nicola Sturgeon, Scotland’s new first minister, has appointed Derek Mackay (pictured) as transport minister. He replaces Keith Brown who has... continue
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Lee Baker
The transport secretary has announced that Stagecoach/Virgin have won the new East Coast franchise following a "rigorous competition". The... continue
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The City of Edinburgh Council wants Transport Scotland to make 20mph the default speed limit for urban roads.  Edinburgh has told Transport... continue
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The City of Edinburgh Council plans to increase the number of primary schools participating in a ‘school streets’ project from five to 11... continue
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The City of Edinburgh Council is to consult on banning tour coaches from part of Princes Street between 07.00 and 20.00. The ban will not affect the... continue
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Scotland’s bus policies are shaped by the financial donations made by Stagecoach Group chairman Brian Souter to the ruling Scottish National... continue
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Network Rail has awarded alliancing contracts to Costain and Morgan Sindall for a £250m programme of works for the Edinburgh-Glasgow... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
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People/people
Serco has appointed Peter Strachan managing director of the new Caledonian Sleeper franchise, which commences in April next year. Strachan joined... continue
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First Glasgow is to order four ‘virtual electric’ buses that will operate as electric vehicles in the most populated areas and on diesel... continue
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Five Scottish colleges and universities have been awarded funding to promote cycling amongst their students and staff. Cycling Scotland has just... continue
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An average speed camera system went live this week on the A9 between Dunblane and Inverness. In tandem with the cameras, the speed limit for heavy... continue
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The number of people reported by the police as killed or injured on Scotland’s roads in 2013 fell 10 per cent to 11,498, according to Transport... continue
Categories: Road safety, Scotland
Local Transport Today
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Orkney Islands Council is to study the construction of fixed links – such as bridges, tunnels, or causeways – between some of its smaller... continue
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Glasgow will host the Scottish Government’s second annual cycling summit on 28 October. ... continue
Categories: Cycling, Scotland
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