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New Transit
Rail News
The Department for Transport has published a consultation document outlining its aims for the new Intercity West Coast franchise. Bidders for the... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Emma Cockburn has joined the London Borough of Havering as transportation planning team leader. Cockburn joins from Somerset County Council, where... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A park-and-ride service serving Gloucester is facing the axe as Gloucestershire County Council seeks £2m savings from its £5.1m public... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
MPs have urged the Government to develop a new tolling strategy for the Severn Crossings so that charges fall when the bridges are handed back to the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The first bus quality partnership scheme (QPS) to include maximum fares looks likely to be implemented in April. The West of England Partnership... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Councillors in Cornwall have dropped cost-cutting plans that could have seen every evening bus service withdrawn. Cornwall had proposed saving... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bristol City Council is to consider  introducing a workplace parking levy in the city. The idea was included in a draft of the West of England... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
A Community group in Bristol was due to pilot a free city centre bus service this weekend ahead of a proposed full-scale service being launched next... continue
New Transit
Bus News
Passenger numbers have increased over the year following the acquisition of former municipal bus operator Plymouth Citybus by the London-based... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Julie Boston, Friends of Suburban Bristol Railways, Bristol
The threat to local authority transport teams is alarming. However, Bristol City Council transport officers, despite being dedicated, have been... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Car club provider Streetcar is trying to tempt students in Bristol to become members. The company has located a car in Bristol University’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Pressure to reduce tolls and delays on the Severn Crossings look unlikely to bear fruit because of the way the PFI deal for the crossings was... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in Somerset have approved major reductions to the transport service as part of council-wide budget cuts. Members have approved plans to... continue
New Transit
News Lead Story
As Go Ahead this morning revealed the retirement of chief executive Keith Ludeman and the appointment of TfL's David Brown as his successor, the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
‘SMART’ bus ticketing in the south-west of England has moved a step closer with the launch of a local authority/bus industry ‘not... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus operator First Group is in talks with the West of England Partnership authorities over their plan to specify maximum fares and minimum... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new link road has been opened to reduce delays for buses in Poole. The Borough of Poole Council says the £210,000 scheme will cut bus journey... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bristol City Council is to invite car club operators to bid for the right to roll-out further car club parking bays. Bristol plans to appoint more... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Surrey County Council is calling on the Government to scrap the Traffic Commissioners and pass responsibility for bus  and goods vehicle... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new multi-operator one-day travelcard has been launched for buses in the South Coast towns of Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch. The... continue
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