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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Ray Wilkes, Shipley BD18
How I agree with Paul Salveson’s support of buses (The Golcar Circular LTT 31 May)! As a hiker, I am a heavy user of rural buses right across... continue
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Letters to the editor
Julian Peddle, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
I refer to the article “Planners ‘best placed’ to design bus networks” (LTT 31 May). Clearly Tim Morton of the Transport... continue
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Viewpoint
Bruce Thompson, Devon County Council
Much is being said about the need to reconfigure public transport services to reduce public spending. The Design Council (Public Sector by Design: a... continue
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People/people
Stagecoach has appointed Philip Norwell managing director of Stagecoach South East from 1 September. Norwell is currently commercial director for... continue
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Regular news
LABOUR is investigating scrapping Government high-speed rail company HS2 Ltd and transferring its responsibilities to Network Rail. The idea is... continue
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Regular feature
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In brief
The Liverpool City Region authorities want the Government to legislate to give councils more flexibility on how the English National Concessionary... continue
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In brief
London now accounts for about half of all bus journeys in England, according to Transport for London. Passenger numbers reached an estimated 49.5... continue
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In brief
South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive has reported mixed results of bus passenger numbers since the pioneering Sheffield bus partnership was... continue
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Regular news
Transport planners are better than bus operators at designing bus networks to meet community need, according to the Transport Planning Society. TPS... continue
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Regular news
Stagecoach has hit out at an MSP’s legislative plan for bus franchising in Scotland. The private member’s Regulation of Bus Services... continue
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In brief
FirstGroup has announced a restructuring of its South West and Wales region into four separate business units each headed by a managing director... continue
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Regular news
The DfT has offered Nottingham City Council £1.5m to help fund 15 more electric buses, which will take the city’s electric bus fleet up... continue
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Regular news
THE city of Edinburgh Council has given more detail of a plan to install illuminated road signs that will indicate to drivers when a bus lane is... continue
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Regular news
The prospect of a bus partnership being formed in Doncaster between operators, the council and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive has... continue
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Lead Story
Andrew Forster
FirstGroup has announced  a £615m rights issue and scrapped its final dividend for 2012/13 in an effort to reduce debts and avoid a credit... continue
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Regular news
Bus stop ‘bypasses’ for cyclists could be built on Manchester’s Oxford Road as part of a bus priority package being consulted on by... continue
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Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
Let me tell you a story. I live right by the railway tracks, equidistant from two stations, each a pleasant around 30 minute walk away. A bus service... continue
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Main editorial comment
The outcome of the spending review is just a few weeks away but with the DfT yet to have settled with the Treasury, there’s still everything to... continue
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In brief
There is “little evidence” that selective catalytic reduction (SRC) technology fitted to London buses results in an appreciable decline... continue
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