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Local Transport Today
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FirstGroup has reduced the price of its weekly, monthly and annual bus season tickets in York.  The price of a weekly ticket falls from... continue
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The politics of transport on Merseyside would make a fascinating topic for a doctoral thesis. Tensions between Liverpool City Council and... continue
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FirstGroup is to cut bus fares in Bristol following a major review commissioned in response to pressure from local politicians and the... continue
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The Senior Traffic Commissioner has appointed a Quality Contract Scheme board that will scrutinise Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport... continue
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THE Department for Community and Local Government’s plans to cut revenue grant to local authorities by 25% over the next two years could have a... continue
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The Republic of Ireland’s National Transport Authority has launched a public consultation process into its proposals to introduce an element of... continue
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Stagecoach is to expand its Megabus budget coach operations into Germany, with a new twice-daily link between London and Cologne launching on 21... continue
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Centro’s policy and strategy director Tom Magrath retired this week. He had served in the post for 23 years.... continue
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Lee Baker
Local transport Minister Norman Baker today opened the £91 million Luton Dunstable Busway ahead of services starting tomorrow.The minister cut... continue
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Lee Baker
Shadow transport secretary Maria Eagle today pledged to reform local transport so transport authorities are not "powerless to act" in the face of... continue
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FirstGroup’s West of England bus subsidiary has begun accepting the local currency, the Bristol Pound, as payment for travel within the city.... continue
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Council leaders in the Liverpool City Region want to take over the management of some Highways Agency roads as part of plans to create a Liverpool... continue
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The DfT should make audio visual passenger information systems a “requirement” on all new buses, the House of Commons transport committee... continue
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The bus lobby is calling on the Government to introduce tax incentives for people to buy season tickets for bus travel. Campaign group Greener... continue
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Leeds City Council and Metro, this week applied to the DfT for a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) to build the nine-mile trolleybus line. The... continue
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Bombardier has installed the world’s first high power inductive charging station for buses in a Germany town. The 200kW charging pad has been... continue
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Transport Scotland says it is open-minded about the future regulatory environment for buses. Asked what it thought about Labour MSP Iain Gray’s... continue
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Ticket prices on Edinburgh’s tram will be harmonised with bus fares charged by municipally-owned Lothian Buses, the City of Edinburgh Council... continue
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Letters to the editor
Chris Holme, Bristol BS3
I note with interest councillor Brian Allinson’s reply to Gavin Smith (Letters LTT 9 Aug). As a resident of Ashton Road and a daily... continue
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Letters to the editor
Julian Peddle, Uttoxeter, Staffs
I am grateful to Peter Nash (Letters LTT 26 Jul) for analysing the various aspects of London bus subsidy. Both Peter Hendy and David Bayliss seem to... continue
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