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Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Peter Stonham
Sir Colin Buchanan’s grandson, Paul Buchanan, this week paid tribute to his grandfather’s work in defining critical issues of transport... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Martin Abrams has joined the Campaign for Better Transport as public transport campaigner from the RSPB where he has spent seven years, most recently... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Steve Melia is a senior lecturer in planning and transport at the University of the West of England
Amongst the surprises contained in the 2011 Census statistics on travel to work are some encouraging and some challenging findings for supporters of... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stephen Joseph, Chief executive, Campaign for Better Transport, London
Across road, rail and bus, Baroness Thatcher’s legacy on transport policy has been divisive and long-lasting. As Prime Minister, Margaret... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Sir Brian Souter this week launches the first of a £5m fleet of Stagecoach’s new, specially-designed, sleeper coach vehicles for the... continue
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Lead Story
Lee Baker
Firstgroup has sold eight of its London bus depots, raising almost £80m, as the company focuses on the deregulated market outside London. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
FirstGroup has sold most of its London bus operations in order to "focus on the geographical areas with the greatest potential for growth"... continue
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People/people
Steve Noble has been appointed manager of the Confederation of Passenger Transport’s Northern Region, replacing David Holding who retires in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A Labour Government will take on the “vested interests” of private bus and rail companies, shadow transport secretary Maria Eagle said... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
West Yorkshire’s bus operators say they will be happy to talk to Metro and councils about the idea of capturing a proportion of bus fare... continue
Local Transport Today
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Plans for a massive investment in the Cardiff city region’s public transport system have been published by a consortium of businesses and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The European Commission has no plans to investigate if the Welsh Government’s bus subsidy reforms contravene state aid rules. From this week... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
FirstGroup hopes to have the first of its much-delayed contactless bankcard ticketing (EMV) systems “installed” on buses before the end... continue
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In brief
FirstGroup is cutting fares on bus services in Greater Manchester. A Firstday ticket falls from £4.50 to £4, a FirstWeek ticket from... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The four regional transport consortia in Wales are setting their own rates for the new grant that replaced Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) for... continue
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In brief
Bus passenger satisfaction in Tyne and Wear has “fallen significantly”, Nexus director general Bernard Garner told members of the Tyne... continue
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In brief
Bus operators in North Yorkshire and York face a cut of about 10% in concessionary fares reimbursement payments from June as the councils change how... continue
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Transport for Greater Manchester is to recruit a chief operating officer who will lead delivery of the Greater Manchester Transport Fund capital... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
Optare, which is currently the UK’s biggest supplier of electrically-powered buses, has been involved in this business for five years now but... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Gavin Smith, Lower Knowle Farm, Bristol BS3
The row that has blown up between Bristol’s new mayor and North Somerset Council – the latter still wanting its commuter Bus Rapid... continue
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