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Bus News
The saga over the future of municipal bus operator Plymouth Citybus has seemingly been resolved with the news that the council has published a report... continue
Local Transport Today
Progress of plans
The Government has said that the two outstanding planning applications for the Bath Transportation Package will not be subject to a public inquiry.... continue
Local Transport Today
Progress of plans
Gloucestershire County Council is to submit a Major Scheme Business Case to the DfT for its Elmbridge Transport Scheme later this month or early next... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Go Ahead Group and Stagecoach are competing to buy Plymouth Citybus from its local authority owners. The company employs 500 staff and has an annual... continue
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News
Atkins is set to retain its contract to maintain Somerset County Council’s roads after being named as preferred bidder for a new deal worth... continue
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End of the line
Cold War Plans to reduce Britain’s Trident nuclear submarine fleet where understandably met with dismay in Plymouth. However, it seems the... continue
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Rail News
Rail passengers on the Severn Beach line are now benefitting from more frequent trains, better timed services and transformed stations and transport... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Councillors on the West of England partnership covering Bristol and the surrounding area have put on hold plans for a review of transport governance... continue
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Regular news
Early results from an experiment that has seen traffic lights switched off at a Bristol intersection indicate that traffic flows through the junction... continue
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In brief
Bristol City Council is planning to work with bus operators on a review of the city’s bus network. The work is likely to begin next year and... continue
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In brief
Devon County Council and Torbay Council are to prepare a joint local transport plan. The councils are also planning to work with other transport... continue
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People/people
Peter Mann is to join Bristol City Council next January in the new post of service director for transport. He is currently assistant head of... continue
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Aviation News
skills development In early September regional airline FlyBe welcomed skills minister Kevin Brennan to its Exeter headquarters to formally announce... continue
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End of the line
The August bank holiday weekend saw the reopening of the long closed 10-mile railway between Barnstaple and Bideford, albeit temporarily. Top Gear... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Dr Adrian Davis, Public Health support to City Development, Bristol City Council
I’d like to correct your coverage of a web-based evidence series I have been developing while placed with Bristol City Council's transport... continue
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Regular news
Investors are being sought for a public transport co-operative that aims to launch open access rail operations, bus services and car clubs in the... continue
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In brief
The Borough of Poole has spent £248,000 of Local Transport Plan funding on two buses for use on a contract operated by the Wilts & Dorset... continue
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Bus News
Meera Rambissoon
First Devon and Cornwall is extending its Ugobus network in Plymouth with four new routes to the existing eight, from Sunday 11 October, with a... continue
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Cover Story Detail
Bristol’s chance to develop a light rail system disappeared in 2004 following the repeated inability of South Gloucestershire and Bristol City... continue
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