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Local Transport Today
Regular news
FirstGroup has responded to reports naming seven of its bus businesses as up for sale by stating that opportunities for disposals are being... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Dan Okey as a regional associate in its transport planning team for the South West, based in Exeter.... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
David George, Kent County Council’s bus rapid transit manager, is joining Steer Davies Gleave to lead delivery of bus rapid transit in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Faster rail journey times between London and Swansea can be achieved without building a brand new high-speed line, according to a report published... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Two new forms of ‘smart’ public transport ticket are to be trialled in South West England. The West of England partnership authorities... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bath and North East Somerset Council is to commission a study of a new rail station at Saltford, between Bath and Bristol Temple Meads. The council... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Transport Secretary Justine Greening may block Bath and North East Somerset Council’s plan for a lorry ban on the A36 through Bath. BANES had... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Joe Lynch, Liskeard, Cornwall
Having won the first Regional Technology Maintenance Contract I trust that Balfour Beatty will be more culturally sensitive than the caption to your... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Gavin Smith, Bristol BS4
The ongoing Transport and Works Act Order inquiry into Bristol’s ‘Bus Rapid Transit’ scheme is coming up with more than the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councils in the far south-west of England could team up to manage local rail services. Devon County Council has raised the possibility of creating... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Dorset County Council has started trials of two electric buses on a route between Dorchester and the village of Poundbury. The Optare Solo SR... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Speed cameras in Wiltshire could be switched back on two years after they were turned off. A council spokeswoman told LTT that a review is currently... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Opponents  of a plan to ban heavy lorries from a key route across Bath are hoping transport secretary Justine Greening will intervene before the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Jenny Raggett - Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15
There isn’t any strategic planning any more,” a transport campaigner said to me recently. “Councils can just do what they... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
  Culham station in Oxfordshire is one of Britain’s most overlooked stations – by train drivers! The irregular stopping pattern of... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Balfour Beatty has been awarded the Highways Agency’s first Regional Technology Maintenance Contract (RTMC), covering the HA’s South West... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT this week authorised the construction of two local authority road schemes. Transport secretary Justine Greening granted final approval to... continue
New Transit
Rail News
James Dark
South West Trains and the DfT have agreed a deal for SWT to receive an additional 48 rail carriages, providing 2,400 extra seats during the morning... continue
New Transit
Rail News
James Dark
South West Trains and Network Rail today have announced the launch of a new deep alliance, the first of its kind to take forward recommendations... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Gemma Stern has been appointed travel plan project manager at South Gloucestershire Council. She owns Glide Consulting and is a former transport... continue
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