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Local Transport Today
People/people
FirstGroup has announced a new senior structure for its UK bus division. Two regional managing directors will report to UK Bus managing director... continue
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Media monitor
On 7 April former transport secretary Andrew Adonis used a column in London’s Evening Standard to extoll the virtues of the capital’s... continue
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Letters to the editor
Edward Gibbins, Chairman, Transportmyths.co.uk, Alsager ST7
Mr Withrington’s belief in the lower cost of bus travel over rail travel is based on simplistic assumptions (Letters LTT 20 Mar). He ignores... continue
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Viewpoint
Andrew Last, Minnerva Ltd
Stephen Plowden’s letter in the last issue (“HS2 is even worse than ‘predict and provide’ road planning”) gives an... continue
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People/people
Sue Miles, former co-ordinator of the South West Wales regional transport consortia SWWITCH, has been appointed city region transport advisor to the... continue
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Regular feature
Rik Thomas
What is the biggest change in the field of accessibility planning in the past few years? According to Simon Court, projects director at Basemap and a... continue
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Regular news
Cutting out lengthy detours to speed up bus journey times is  one of several recommendations made in a review of the Welsh Government’s... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
More pedestrian countdown signals, trials of pedestrian detection systems on buses, and more enforcement of 20mph speed limits are among the measures... continue
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In brief
Transport Scotland has awarded funding to two bus operators to help towards the cost of purchasing low carbon buses. The fourth round of the Scottish... continue
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In brief
Park-and-ride users in Norwich are the first bus passengers to be able to use a new smartcard developed by Norfolk County Council. The card will be... continue
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Detail
National Express has signed a £100m deal for 600 buses with British bus and coach builder, Alexander Dennis. The vehicles – a mix of... continue
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News
A coach and minibus hire company that markets itself as being run by women has won the contract to operate Bradford’s free city centre bus... continue
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Lead Story
John W E Helm
Municipal operators and the Stagecoach Group have come out top in Passenger Focus’s annual survey of bus passenger satisfaction for... continue
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Letters to the editor
Gavin Smith, Transport for Greater Bristol Alliance Bristol BS3
Bristol’s long-standing transport planning problems have not one but two sources: a democratic deficit, and fantasy economics. But help may be... continue
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Regular news
Stagecoach HAS given the Welsh Government another week to respond to a threatened Judicial Review of the decision to cut concessionary fares... continue
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Main editorial comment
A bit of advice for workplace travel planners: tread carefully with Amazon. Brad Stone’s book, The Everything Store, chronicles the short life... continue
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Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The dispute between the UK and Welsh governments over who agreed to pay for the Welsh Valley lines electrification programme, first announced in 2012... continue
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In brief
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport is to purchase two electric buses for use on Riversider Service 100, a tendered route between Glasgow city... continue
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In brief
Bus subsidy in London will climb  to £435m this year, according to Transport for London. Subsidy in 2013/14 is forecast to be £380m,... continue
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Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
The voluntary and community sector is generally good at innovation, and ‘community rail’ is no exception. Combining their dynamism and... continue
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