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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Glasgow City Council is preparing to launch the tender process for works to deliver the £40m Fastlink bus rapid transit project. Fastlink will... continue
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Lead Story
The future of the green transport agenda in England outside London was thrown into doubt this week as the Treasury announced that DfT Local... continue
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Regular news
West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive is to be abolished as part of governance reforms that should see a Combined Authority overseeing... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus operators in West Yorkshire have criticised the DfT’s new Better Bus Area (BBA 2) grant competition, saying the guidance makes viable bids... continue
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Secondary stories
West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority was this week expected to delay yet again a decision on whether to implement bus Quality Contracts... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Wales saw the sharpest fall in bus passenger numbers of any part of Britain last year but passenger numbers were also down in England and Scotland.... continue
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Regular news
A ‘shared service’ delivery team could be set up to deliver transport improvements in South East Wales. The South East Wales Transport... continue
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Letters to the editor
Brian Dalton, Purley, Surrey CR8
I read with much sadness the article about Transport for London’s plans for cycle ‘bus stop bypasses’ (‘TfL rethinks cycle... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
by Andrew Forster
Bristol City Council’s mayor George Ferguson was this week expected to approve a revised route for one of the city’s bus rapid transit... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
One of Coventry’s park-and-ride schemes is to close next month because of a lack of business. Centro says the park-and-ride north operation is... continue
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In brief
The Welsh Government’s reforms and reductions to bus grant have not prompted a marked reduction in bus services in North Wales, according to... continue
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Letters to the editor
Tim Morton, London SW12
I feel it necessary to respond to Julian Peddle’s letter regarding the evidence I submitted on behalf of the Transport Planning Society to the... continue
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In brief
Negotiations between the Welsh Government and bus operators are to get underway soon on reimbursement arrangements for concessionary travel from... continue
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In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester is to brand its new multi-modal smartcard for public transport in the conurbation ‘Get me there’.... continue
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People/people
Bill Freeman will take up the position of chief executive of the Community Transport Association in August, replacing Keith Halstead, who moved to... continue
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Letters to the editor
Davis Bayliss, London Transport’s director of planning 1984–1999, Beaconsfield HP9
Julian Peddle points out that higher subsidies have played an important role in the high levels of ridership on London buses and that deregulation... continue
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So, how was the Chancellor’s spending round for transport? The headline figure looks pretty good, with the transport budget actually set to... continue
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People/people
Rod King, the founder and campaign director of 20mph speed limit group 20’s Plenty for Us, has been awarded an MBE for services to road safety... continue
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News
Sir Brian Souter’s investment company Souter Investments has placed a €12m order for 25 new double deck coaches to expand PolskiBus.com,... continue
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News
Go-Ahead Group has reported a stronger than expected performance from its bus division, which should compensate for problems in its rail division.... continue
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