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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The south-west of England may not be able to start any new major transport schemes for at least three years after 2010/11 if the Government cuts the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
More details have emerged of the regional transport studies being commissioned as part of the DfT’s Delivering a sustainable transport strategy... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authority leaders in the south-west of England have approved plans to divert Regional Funding Allocation funds from a road scheme to a rail... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Edward Chorlton, Devon County Council’s deputy chief executive and executive director of environment, economy and culture, has retired after... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Wiltshire County Council this week signalled its intention to revive plans for the A350 Westbury bypass just five months after the Government and a... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Go Ahead has beaten Stagecoach to become preferred bidder for municipal operator Plymouth Citybus. The price has not yet been made public, but the... continue
New Transit
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
Local Transport Today
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
New Transit
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
New Transit
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
New Transit
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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