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Brian Dalton, Purley, Surrey CR8
Transport for London’s cycle superhighway plan for bus stops is a good idea, in theory, but has implications in operation (“Bus stop... continue
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Transport for Greater Manchester wants the Government to fund reduced public transport fares for young people, particularly those undergoing... continue
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The West of England’s bus rapid transit (BRT) project could be on the verge of collapse after Bristol’s newly elected mayor this week... continue
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Travel concession authorities in England outside London cut expenditure on concessionary travel by 5% in real terms in 2011/12, according to ... continue
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Stagecoach Group is investing £75m in 430 new buses and coaches. The operator has placed orders for more than 380 buses for regional bus... continue
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Tram and train manufacturer Bombardier is talking with UK operators about how the wireless charging technology it uses in trams could make electric... continue
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Northern Ireland’s state public transport operator Translink is seeking advice on a next generation ‘smart’ ticketing system. The... continue
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London bus passengers can now pay for travel using contactless debit, credit or charge cards. Passengers swiping their American Express, MasterCard... continue
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Transport for London will launch a consultation next month on finally extending the Cycle Superhighways to Stratford and the Olympic Park, many... continue
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The Welsh regional transport consortia and local authorities are making preparations for the new single bus grant that will replace  Bus Service... continue
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The DfT is consulting on  reforming the formula used to allocate integrated transport block grant to local authorities. The reforms could see a... continue
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London boroughs will spend £332m next year on concessionary fares reimbursement and administration, a 5% rise on this year’s expenditure.... continue
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Jobseekers across much of Britain will be able to travel free of charge on bus services in January under an initiative between bus operators and Job... continue
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The DfT has no plans to use legislation to set the age when young people start paying adult public transport fares. “We do not plan to enforce... continue
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Preston City Council has approved, in principle, the demolition of the city’s iconic bus station. The station was built in 1969 and is said to... continue
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Leicester City Council and Leicestershire County Council want the DfT to designate their area as a pilot Better Bus Area, allowing them to receive... continue
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Leicestershire County Council is pressing ahead with a DfT-backed £5m bus priority project, despite opposition from thousands of local... continue
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Bus operators in Leeds have launched a pilot inter-operator ticketing initiative. FirstGroup, Centrebus and Transdev will accept each other’s... continue
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Merseytravel’s director of integrated transport, Alan Stilwell (pictured) is retiring at the end of this month. A restructuring of Merseytravel... continue
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