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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
Local Transport Today
Detail
Amey has won Transport Scotland’s contract to maintain trunk roads in South East Scotland from current incumbent BEAR Scotland. BEAR has been... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Transport Scotland has named the Connect Roads consortium as preferred bidder for the £745m Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie Tipperty... continue
Categories: Road building, Scotland
Local Transport Today
News
The DfT has awarded the first ever public service obligation (PSO) for an air route to Logan Air for two daily flights (each way) between Stansted... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Sean Corker, Manchester M41
As a cyclist of many years I have become increasingly disenchanted with the cycling lobby since it decided that the only way to further the cause of... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Andrew Fraser, Stirling FK8
I imagine that I am not the only one of your readers who is concerned by the questionable arguments put forward by Brenda Mitchell of Cycle Law... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
HS2 chief executive Sir David Higgins met representatives from the Chilterns last month to hear about their idea of putting the high-speed line in a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Only 14 of Scotland’s 32 local authorities make references to improving transport for disabled people in their equality outcome statements,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Edinburgh’s express bus service to the airport should be cheaper and quicker than the city’s new £776m tram line that opens this... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A new high-speed rail station in central Scotland, located somewhere between Edinburgh and Glasgow, is likely to feature in the recommendation of the... continue
Categories: Railways, England, Scotland
Local Transport Today
In brief
Police Scotland may enforce 20mph speed limits in Edinburgh under a new service level agreement struck with the city council. The council will pay... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Network Rail has introduced a ban on vehicles entering Edinburgh’s Waverley rail station with immediate effect. In recent months the station... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Aberdeen City Council officers are recommending the council turns down requests from employers who want to use one of the city’s park-and-ride... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
The Highways Agency has just awarded corporate consultant The Storytellers a £16,667 contract under the title ‘Company name... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
ScotRail has doubled the frequency of rail services between Oban and Glasgow on Mondays to Saturdays from three to six per day. The extra services... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Brenda Mitchell, Cycle Law Scotland
Putting my head above the parapet to champion presumed liability for Scotland’s cyclists and pedestrians has not been particularly comfortable... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors have approved the principle of installing a bus shelter in a Scottish town against the wishes of the local community council and Police... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The South West Scotland regional transport partnership (SWESTRANS) is to appoint consultants to refresh the case for new stations at Eastriggs and... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
Local Transport Today
In brief
East Lothian and Scottish Borders councils are pledging to fund 40% of the estimated costs of two new rail stations on the East Coast Main Line at... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Scottish Government is preparing a strategy to encourage people to walk more.  “We aspire to achieving levels of walking on a par with... continue
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