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Local Transport Today
In brief
Cornwall Council may have to increase its subsidy to Newquay Airport next year because of falling passenger numbers. The council-owned airport... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Peter Mann, Service director, transport, Bristol City Council, Bristol BS1
Gavin Smith’s relentless (LTT 02 Mar, 05 Jan & 02 Dec) and ill-informed attack on the rapid transit plans for Bristol and the West of... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The Bidders to run the Great Western, Thameslink and Essex Thameside rail franchises have been announced by the Government. The bidders for the Great... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Bath and North East Somerset Council has awarded bus operator First Somerset & Avon an eight-year contract to provide the park-and-ride services... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Ian Harrison, Devon’s head of economy and enterprise, is to retire at the end of May. Harrison has been with Devon since 1991, latterly working... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities in Greater Bristol have outlined ambitions for rail to play a bigger part in meeting the area’s travel needs. The Greater... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The West of England joint transport committee has joined pteg as an associate member.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Dorset County Council is to cease awarding new bus contracts through its innovative partnering model that was only put in place last summer. The... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Stagecoach has agreed to buy FirstGroup’s Barnstaple-based North Devon operations for £2.8m. The business unit will be combined with... continue
New Transit
Bus News
Stagecoach has bought FirstGroup’s North Devon operations for a gross sum of £2.8m. The business unit will be combined with... continue
New Transit
Bus News
FirstGroup is introducing a new ‘customer promise’ in Bristol, Somerset and Avon  which will enable bus users to claim free travel... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Cornwall Council is studying options for playing a bigger part in managing the area’s branch line railways. Under the most radical plans, the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in Dorset are exploring ways to retain a number of bus routes that will be deregistered less than a year after the operator registered... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Three major transport projects in Bristol are likely to be part-funded by the city’s proposed Community Infrastructure Levy. The South Bristol... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Julie Boston, Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways, Bristol
Gavin Smith’s doleful letter on the lack of a rail transport vision in the Greater Bristol area is understandable (Letters LTT 16 Feb). Despite... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Gavin Smith, Bristol BS3
The pre-Inquiry meeting into the Transport & Works Act Order for Bristol’s bus rapid transit scheme from Ashton Vale to near Temple Meads... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Profits at Go-Ahead’s deregulated bus operations fell in the six months to December 2011 as a result of higher than expected implementation... continue
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
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