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Cardiff Council has awarded a two-year contract for the Cardiff East park-and-ride service to municipally-owned Cardiff Bus in a deal that will save... continue
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Andrew Forster
Councillors in Brighton have approved a bus-based Low Emission Zone in the city centre.  From 1 January 2015 buses entering the LEZ should be of... continue
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Hundreds of tendered bus services in North Yorkshire are to be withdrawn from April as the county council makes a £2m cut to its supported... continue
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Andrew Forster
PUBLIC SPENDING on bus services in Greater Manchester and Tyne and Wear is under pressure after councils agreed tough levies for transport... continue
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In brief
A multi-operator bus ticket has been launched in Hemel Hempstead in a partnership between bus operators, Hertfordshire County Council and Dacorum... continue
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Bristol mayor George Ferguson has dropped plans to cut bus subsidy next year by £700,000. “Rather than remove the subsidy in April 2014... continue
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Transport for London’s budget for 2014/15 will be just over £10.6bn in 2014/15 – £946m higher than in 2013/14, according to... continue
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Firstgroup’s board has explained how it plans to boost shareholder returns in the face of a renewed call for the business to be broken up. In a... continue
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John W. E. Helm
London’s modal shift from private to public transport, cycling and walking continues apace, and is the main theme behind TfL’s annual... continue
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Lee Baker
MPs have been urged to recommend that the DfT prevents rural communities "become even more isolated and disadvantaged" by accepting the need for... continue
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Andrew Forster
Public transport passenger watchdog Passenger Focus should not be given the job of representing England’s road users, road stakeholder groups... continue
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In brief
Northern Ireland’s transport minister Danny Kennedy has announced a freeze on bus and rail fares in 2014. Bus fares were expected to rise by 3%... continue
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Transport minister Keith Brown has announced £4.2m of funding towards the costs of 13 projects to improve bus services across Scotland.... continue
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Secondary stories
The DfT wants to encourage more taxi firms and private hire vehicle (PHV) operators to provide local bus services outside London. Section 12 of the... continue
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Regular news
The DfT is studying what impact the 20% cut to Bus Service Operators Grant in England in 2012 had on bus fares and service levels.  Consultant... continue
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Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Two taxi operators in Liverpool are teaming up to operate taxibus services in competition with bus operators.  The firms, A&J Taxis and... continue
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The UK’s first electric bus fleet  to be recharged using wireless inductive charging technology has gone into service in Milton... continue
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Lead Story
John W E Helm
Stagecoach Bus Holdings Ltd has acquired independent operator Go West Travel Ltd – which trades as Norfolk Green – for an undisclosed sum... continue
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Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
One of my highlights of 2013 was the Community Rail Awards ceremony held at Llandudno. The community rail network, now a mature movement with 20... continue
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People/people
In the Queen’s New Year’s honours list, London Underground capital programmes director David Waboso was awarded a CBE for services to... continue
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