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Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The Highways Agency has awarded the first of its new Asset Support Contracts (ASC) to the Atkins Skanska joint venture formed specifically to bid for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Political and business leaders in the south-west of England are calling on the Government to extend rail electrification as far as Plymouth –... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Gavin Smith, Bristol BS3
In sleepy North Somerset a minor tragedy is playing out that has large significance for the collective lack of will that is contemporary British... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Dorset County Council is to review the bus network in the north of the county because the current network is “financially unsustainable”.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT this week played down the likelihood of Cornwall Council being given permission to introduce a flat rate charge for concessionary travel on... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Dorset County Council is seeking consultancy expertise to advise on a possible permit scheme to manage roadworks in the county. Bournemouth and Poole... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Devon councillors have recommended that the authority looks to reduce the impact of reductions in funding for highway maintenance by giving... continue
New Transit
Rail News
The Department for Transport has published details of the new commercial freedoms available to the winner of the next West Coast franchise. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Political and business leaders in South West England are pressing the Government to improve the A303 into the region. Somerset County Council held a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Gloucestershire County Council is considering replacing its outcome-based maintenance contract with a more rigid ‘schedule of rates’... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus services across Somerset are to be cut over the coming months as the council seeks a further £3.3m of savings on its public transport... continue
New Transit
Bus News
Bournemouth Yellow Buses has claimed to be the first UK bus company to be able to offer precise fares information for all trips on its services ... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Gavin Smith, Bristol BS4
Roger Davies (Letters LTT 16 Dec 11) is pleased Bristol has been awarded its Bus Rapid Transit bid. So that’s it then – Bristol will at... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local Authorities could take over the management of some parts of the new Greater Western rail franchise – but not from its start date in April... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bristol City Council is planning to acquire up to ten cameras for use in the civil enforcement of parking and bus lane offences. The council plans to... continue
New Transit
Bus News
HCT Group has been chosen as preferred bidder for the contract to provide bus services in Guernsey. CT Plus (part of HCT Group) will commence... continue
New Transit
Technology News
Bus operator Wilts & Dorset has adopted a system that allows smart phone users to access real-time information by scanning tags located on bus... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Higher local train frequencies, additional rolling stock, and the re-opening of a branch line are the aspirations of the Bristol area local... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Traffic on the M5 near Weston-super-Mare could increase under plans for a major employment development area at junction 21 on the edge of the town in... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus rapid transit routes in the Greater Bristol area are to be operated under Statutory Quality Partnership Scheme arrangements. The QPS criteria... continue
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