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Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Fittingly, it was while daydreaming on a bus that I glanced out of the window and saw the slogan: ‘Buses Stop but Dreams Don’t’.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Sweeping reforms to the local transport policy agenda in England will be introduced if Labour wins the next General Election, shadow transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Arriva has acquired full control of Centrebus (Holdings) Ltd, whose operations are heavily concentrated in West Yorkshire, by purchasing the 60%... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Eleven areas of England will receive a share of the DfT’s £5m Clean Bus Technology Fund to fit emission reduction technology to buses.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has given a cool reception to an MSP’s plan for a new Bill that would give local authorities the powers... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
NExus has dismissed a bus operator’s claim that the PTE is pursuing a bus Quality Contract Scheme (QCS) because of a cash crisis brought about... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has published a  method for calculating the social benefits of bus travel but the  approach cannot be used to boost the... continue
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Secondary stories
Britain’s latest guided busway opens in Luton later this month. The Luton-Dunstable guided busway will open on 25 September, five months behind... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London is consulting on plans to end cash fares on bus services next year. It says less than one per cent of London bus journeys are... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has appointed consultants Atkins and The TAS Partnership to update and enhance the DfT’s best practice guidance on tendering bus... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The City of Edinburgh Council has released more details of how it plans to operate the city’s new tram alongside bus services provided by... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
Edinburgh’s TRAMS are expected to take longer than the bus to travel from the city’s airport to the city centre. Municipally-owned... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
Have you heard about the plan to toll the A14 across Northamptonshire? Yes, that’s right, Northamptonshire. The DfT’s plan to improve and... continue
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Letters to the editor
Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Transport Commissioner, Transport for London, London SW1H
I have to disagree with a number of points made by Peter Nash (Letters LTT 26 Jul). In his rushing to ‘defend’ the bus industry outside... continue
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Letters to the editor
Bernard Garner, Director general, Nexus, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
I am sure LTT readers will welcome the expert and balanced analysis you provided of the Tyne and Wear Quality Contracts Scheme proposal (‘Nexus... continue
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Detail
FirstGroup has taken over the operation of the park-and-ride service in Truro in a five-year contract awarded by Cornwall Council. The service from... continue
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Lead Story
Cambridgeshire guided busway contractor BAM Nuttall has agreed to pay the county council £33m to settle a long-running dispute between the two... continue
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News
FirstGroup has announced a restructuring of its South East and Midlands region bus business. Depots will be grouped into two business units – a... continue
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Lead Story
Seven of the ten most profitable bus operations in the UK in 2011/12 were Stagecoach subsidiaries, according to an analysis by public transport... continue
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People/people
Transport for Greater Manchester has appointed Bob Morris as its new chief operating officer. Morris has been interim chief operating officer for the... continue
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