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Local Transport Today
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“Big transport infrastructure projects tend to follow the same narrative as an episode of Grand Designs,” The Guardian reported on 3... continue
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Bristol City Council has drawn up proposals to manage a £9m escalation in the costs of the city’s first MetroBus bus rapid transit... continue
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London’s transport commissioner Sir Peter Hendy has voiced optimism that Transport for London will win the legal case over its policy of... continue
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The bus industry is pressing the Government to retain Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) in England. Industry lobby group Greener Journeys has... continue
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Weekly passenger numbers on London’s bus and Tube services broke the record in September with an estimated 76.1 million journeys made during... continue
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Transport for London is to study  running bus services on Christmas Day – the only day no buses currently operate in the capital. “A... continue
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South Gloucestershire Council expects to save £1m a year of public transport expenditure by commercialising tendered services and reducing... continue
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Hertfordshire County Council is to consult on a revised package of bus cuts that are even deeper than previously planned. The council’s... continue
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Andrew Forster
Tram passengers in London could be charged a premium over bus travel in order to fund further investment in the network.  Unveiling a 15-year... continue
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The City of Edinburgh Council is to consult on banning tour coaches from part of Princes Street between 07.00 and 20.00. The ban will not affect the... continue
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Talks are to get underway to find a replacement for London’s Victoria coach station (LTT 21 Feb). Robert Davis, Westminster City... continue
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Scotland’s bus policies are shaped by the financial donations made by Stagecoach Group chairman Brian Souter to the ruling Scottish National... continue
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One of Birmingham’s biggest pieces of 1960s road infrastructure could be demolished under plans unveiled by the city council this... continue
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Somerset County Council has awarded FirstGroup the contract to run Taunton’s park-and-ride service. FirstGroup’s Taunton-based operation,... continue
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Cheshire East Council has set out the financial targets for its new transport delivery company, Transport Service Solutions Ltd (TSS).  The... continue
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John W E Helm
Cutbacks in state support for UK rail franchises have depressed FirstGroup financial results for the first six months ended 30 September 2014. Group... continue
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Britain’s biggest bus operators have pledged to deliver multi-operator ‘smart’ ticketing in England’s largest city regions... continue
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FirstGroup’s bus operations are now of a comparable quality and price competitiveness to its main rivals, chief executive Tim O’Toole has... continue
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Pteg, the body representing Passenger Transport Executives is lobbying for primary legislation to simplify the introduction of bus Quality Contracts.... continue
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