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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Ian Harrison - Head of economy and enterprise, Devon County Council, Exeter, Devon, EX2
I was somewhat surprised to find, in Gavin Smith’s Viewpoint article on major transport proposals in Greater Bristol (LTT 9 Sep), some... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Road hauliers have voiced anger at Bath and North East Somerset Council’s (BANES) plan to ban lorries from the key north-south route through... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Major cuts to bus services in Cornwall look likely after the council’s decision last week to slash concessionary fares reimbursement paid to... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Dorset County Council has launched an investigation into the  “unprecedented” problems with school transport services provided by... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Gavin Smith - Transport consultant
A major scheme bid for funding a Bristol ‘rapid transit’ system is on its way to Government – again. This time it’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Employers in Bristol face a business rate supplement or a workplace parking levy if the DfT supports three major transport projects in the city.... continue
Local Transport Today
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Plymouth City Council has accepted plans to close the city’s airport, after consultants concluded there was no likelihood of operations... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in the Greater Bristol conurbation this week appointed Halcrow as their term consultant for transport work under a four-year... continue
New Transit
People
Nework Rail has appointed Patrick Hallgate as its new route-managing director to lead its devolved business unit on the Western route.  Hallgate... continue
New Transit
Technology News
Passengers in Poole, Dorset, can now check bus times by touching their smartphones to tag readers installed in ‘magic bus stops’. The... continue
New Transit
Rail News
The Department for Transport has announced that Northern Rail and First Great Western will receive additional rolling stock in December following the... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Bristol City and North Somerset Councils have appointed Mott MacDonald as design engineer for the £45m South Bristol Link transport project.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus operators on the Bristol-Bath corridor will have to comply with maximum fares and minimum service frequencies specified in a Statutory Quality... continue
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In brief
Wiltshire Council aims to boost local retailers by devising a car park redemption scheme whereby motorists will receive a discount on their parking... continue
New Transit
Bus News
Passengers in Poole, Dorset, can now check bus times by touching their smartphones to tag readers installed in ‘magic bus stops’. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councils in the far south-west of England have outlined revised funding proposals for major transport schemes, which they hope will persuade the DfT... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Local authorities in the Greater Bristol conurbation are offering to raise more than 40% of the costs of their major transport projects locally in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Bus operators in Cornwall are warning that many services could be withdrawn if the council presses ahead with a £2.2m mid-year cut to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has approved an Enterprise Zone for the Sheffield city region based on key development sites along the M1 motorway. The zone is one... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A European funding bid could lead to a trial water-based passenger service along the Dorset and/or Devon coast. Dorset and Devon county councils... continue
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