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Local Transport Today
In brief
West Lothian Council has endorsed MSP Iain Gray’s plan for new legislation to introduce bus franchising in Scotland (LTT 31 May). “The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Councillors in Edinburgh are pressing ahead with major changes to city centre traffic management, despite a consultation exercise revealing... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Stagecoach has hit out at an MSP’s legislative plan for bus franchising in Scotland. The private member’s Regulation of Bus Services... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Scottish Parliament has passed a Bill that allows for a new operating company to manage and maintain the existing Forth Road bridge, the Forth... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The City of Edinburgh Council has ruled out including a requirement to provide a bike hire scheme in the city’s next street advertising... continue
Categories: Cycling, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local government in Scotland has welcomed Government plans to force utility companies to pay councils an annual sum to reflect the long-term damage... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport Scotland this week announced £30m plans to electrify the rail line between Glasgow Central, Rutherglen and Coatbridge via Whifflet by... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
Local Transport Today
In brief
Highland Council is investigating nine options for a new road link to replace the A890 Stromeferry bypass near Kyle of Lochalsh that has been... continue
Categories: Road building, Scotland
Local Transport Today
News
Transport Scotland has shortlisted five firms to compete for the £5.5m contract to build the A82 Crianlarich bypass. They are: Balfour Beatty,... continue
Categories: Road building, Scotland
Local Transport Today
News
FirstGroup has said it expects to be paid £12.8m of compensation from the Government for the termination of the West Coast Main Line franchise... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
THE city of Edinburgh Council has given more detail of a plan to install illuminated road signs that will indicate to drivers when a bus lane is... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Dave du Feu, Spokes, the Lothian Cycle Campaign, Edinburgh EH11
Phil Goodwin’s article about cycling raises an issue that has concerned Spokes for two decades, and on which we have unsuccessfully lobbied... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The City of Edinburgh Council has raised £7.2m from developers towards the city’s trams, compared with an original target of... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Patrick McDonnell
A leaflet campaign in Fife reminding motorists of the introduction of civil parking enforcement has been criticised for being unreadable and possibly... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A joint venture between Halcrow and Fairhurst has won a £2 million framework agreement to take forward plans for an upgrade of a 16km section of the... continue
Categories: Road building, Scotland
Parking Review
Developments
Patrick McDonnell
Construction work is set to start on a £65m office development in Glasgow city centre, more than a year after it secured planning permission.... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement
Michael Brady
Buses are a vital element of the transport infrastructure of many cities across the UK. Many now feature dedicated bus lanes and measures such as bus... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Scotland’s travel behaviour change programme has succeeded in delivering increases in active travel, according to the final evaluation report... continue
Local Transport Today
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Work is underway on the Scottish Government’s project to reinstate the Borders railway between Edinburgh and Tweedbank (just beyond Galashiels)... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Scottish Government’s draft third National Planning Framework includes a number of other transport projects: high-speed rail... continue
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