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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Cardiff’s Valley Lines rail network could be an excellent candidate for electrification, the DfT has told members of the National Assembly for... continue
New Transit
Bus News
Go Ahead yesterday (Tuesday) confirmed that it had completed the purchase of Plymouth Citybus from Plymouth City Council. The group completed its... continue
New Transit
Feature Detail
WINNER Southern Vectis, for the Really Green Car Scrappage Scheme While the government extends and trumpets its car scrappage scheme, the fact... continue
New Transit
Bus News
Hundreds of Plymouthians, along with members of the Unite trade union will turn out in force on Saturday to demonstrate at Plymouth City... continue
New Transit
Business
The ranks of the council-owned bus operators in the UK have been further reduced with the news that Go Ahead has agreed to buy Plymouth Citybus from... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Surrey County Council is planning to cut many supported bus services in order to save £4m. Surrey’s spending on bus services has risen... continue
Local Transport Today
Schemes completed
Taunton’s ‘Gateway’ park-and-ride site, located on the A358 close to the M5 junction 25, partially opened this week. Once fully... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cornwall County Council is planning to part-fund the £6m preparation costs of a Highways Agency road scheme in order to maintain the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The West of England Partnership authorities area are drawing up plans for statutory bus Quality Partnership Schemes in the Bristol area. The first... continue
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
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