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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus passenger watchdog Passenger Focus has called for route-specific punctuality targets  for bus services across the UK. The recommendation... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
John McFarlane is to succeed Martin Gilbert as chairman of FirstGroup on 1 January. Dumfries-born McFarlane is chairman of insurance group Aviva plc... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
The City of Edinburgh Council has appointed three non-executive directors to Transport for Edinburgh, which will initially oversee tram and bus... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Tiffany Lynch, Tonbridge TN9
I was interested in your front page item about Lord Heseltine’s reference to the Docklands Light Railway as a “toy town railway” in... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Chris Barker, London N8
Those of us who opposed the deregulation of bus services were concerned about the difficulties local transport authorities would have integrating... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Nick Forbes, Leader, Newcastle City Council, Newcastle NE1
It is inaccurate and misleading to claim that Newcastle City Council has given the bus Quality Contract Scheme a “lukewarm reception”... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Caroline Hodges has been appointed surface liaison manager at Transport for London, reporting to surface transport managing director Leon Daniels.... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Kieran Preston (pictured), director general of Metro, the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive, is to retire in January, having served in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Figures from the Treasury reveal that public spending on transport in England is at a five year low, with a particularly big drop in the North and... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The revised Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) submitted by operators to Nexus last week includes: smart multi-modal, multi-operator and single... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Consultation ended last week on plans by Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive, to introduce a bus Quality Contract Scheme (QCS) in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has given final approval to a £28.2m package of a new road and bus infrastructure between Sheffield and Rotherham. The project dubbed... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The London Borough of Wandsworth plans to press ahead with a six-month closure of Putney Bridge despite opposition from London Buses.  Putney... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Leicestershire and Cambridgeshire county councils are to start using CCTV  to enforce bus lanes. Leicestershire will use Nottingham City... continue
Local Transport Today
News
FirstGroup has won the contract to operate the first park-and-ride service in Leeds.  The ten-minute frequency service, from an 800-space car... continue
Local Transport Today
News
FirstGroup is struggling to turn around the performance of its bus operations in Glasgow, chief executive Tim O’Toole has... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The City and County of Swansea Council has given a lukewarm response to a scrutiny committee’s call for a bus Quality Contract Scheme to be... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Scottish transport minister Keith Brown has opened a £10m park-and-ride facility at Halbeath near Dunfermline. The facility has over 1,000 car... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Cambridgeshire County Council has rejected Stagecoach’s offer to run the city’s five park-and-ride sites, saying the change would not be... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Tendered bus services, concessionary fares and dial-a-ride public transport in the West Midlands conurbation are all under threat as leaders of the... continue
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