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Firstgroup has beat off competition from over 78 operators to land a major contract from the Olympic Delivery Authority to operate and co-ordinate... continue
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Projects
Major scheme bids for two Bristol transport improvement packages have been endorsed by the West of England Partnership. The move clears the way for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The West of England Partnership authorities are drawing up plans for a ‘smart’ public transport ticketing scheme. The Bristol conurbation... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
A NUMBER of major transport schemes in the south-west of England face an uncertain future because of DfT budgetary pressures, local authorities in... continue
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Regular news
Transport policy-making in Norwich and Exeter will pass to new unitary authorities under local government reforms announced by local government... continue
Local Transport Today
Progress of plans
Wiltshire County Council’s strategic planning committee has granted planning approvals for alterations to the A344 including the closure of... continue
Local Transport Today
Progress of plans
Major scheme bids for the South Bristol Link (SBL) and the North Fringe to Hengrove Package (NFHP) have this week been endorsed by the West of... continue
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End of the line
Sad news from Plymouth where it appears a cat who became a celebrity by travelling around Plymouth on local buses has died after being struck by a... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Construction services group Hydrock has acquired south west transport consultancy Byways and Highways. The deal will enable Hydrock to move into a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bristol City Council is devising a plan to respond to the possibility of steeply rising oil prices. There is a “growing consensus that the era... continue
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Regular news
A district council in Somerset is considering dropping a travel plan bond for a business park after the developer warned it could threaten the... continue
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In brief
Go Ahead expanded its bus interests with the capture of the 180-vehicle Plymouth Citybus business. The council-owned firm was put up for sale at the... continue
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Rail News
Stagecoach says that it is hopeful that it will win a £100m dispute with the Department for Transport over revenue support payments at its... continue
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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