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Local Transport Today
Detail
FirstGroup will exit London’s bus market in September when its final services operated from Dagenham garage pass over to Stagecoach. FirstGroup... continue
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News
Bus manufacturer Optare has received a conditional offer of up to £1.5m from the fourth round of the Government’s Regional Growth Fund to... continue
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Detail
Municipal bus operator Nottingham City Transport has reported passenger growth for the eleventh year running. Passenger numbers in 2012/13 reached... continue
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Detail
Ipswich Buses has won back the contract to operate the town’s park-and-ride service from FirstGroup, which has operated the service for five... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John Helm
Transport for London had  another record year in 2012/13 according to the recently published annual report & accounts, which show traffic... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
National Express profits were down in the first half of this year compared to last due to £20m in cost inflation, the ending of a rail... continue
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Regular news
FirstGroup has completed its £615m rights issue to remove the constraints of its balance sheet that it says are preventing it from investing to... continue
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Regular feature
Rik Thomas
ON 25 MAY tens of thousands of Germans descended on north-west London to watch the 2013 Champions’ League final at Wembley Stadium. And the man... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
West Yorkshire has launched the MCard, a new smart ticket for travellers on bus and rail services in the conurbation. The ticketing is a joint... continue
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Lead Story
The City of Edinburgh Council has published financial forecasts for the city’s first tram route, as well as for municipally-owned Lothian... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is to press ahead with devolving Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) for tendered services in England to local authorities, with the funding... continue
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Secondary stories
Andrew Foster
Local authorities and bus operators appear to have given a lukewarm response to the DfT’s new Better Bus Areas funding competition, with some... continue
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Letters to the editor
Gavin Smith, Bristol BS3
At the end of June the mayor of Bristol at his cabinet meeting approved in principle a reduced version of the West of England Partnership’s bus... continue
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Regular news
The first attempt to apply cost-benefit analysis to England’s concessionary travel scheme has concluded that the benefits of free travel to... continue
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Letters to the editor
Julian Peddle, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
I am grateful to David Bayliss for his table comparing key bus indicators in different parts of Britain for the period 1985 to 1999 (Letters LTT 28... continue
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Letters to the editor
I was interested in Julian Peddle’s letter commending partnership work in Brighton, Oxford, Cambridge, Nottingham and commenting that network... continue
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Letters to the editor
Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Commissioner for Transport, Transport for London, Windsor House, London SW1H
I read with interest Julian Peddle’s letter about bus regulation published in the 14 June edition of LTT. In the current tough economic climate... continue
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Regular news
SOME of London’s bus lanes could be used much more flexibly in the future, with different coloured cats eyes informing drivers of their... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Former ScotRail managing director Mary Grant is joining National Express Group as managing director for business development. She joins from high... continue
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Regular news
Giving councils control over the way money is spent on subsidised bus routes will improve services and provide better value, local transport minister... continue
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