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Councillors in Edinburgh have put plans to remove buses from one side of the city’s premier street, Princes Street, on ice following protests... continue
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Leeds should have its first bus-based park-and-ride scheme in operation next May. A preferred operator has been selected for the service, which will... continue
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Essex County Council plans to negotiate a new fixed cost concessionary fares reimbursement scheme with bus operators. Although the DfT’s... continue
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Andrew Forster
The Government has granted Bristol and North Somerset councils the power to build the Ashton Vale to Temple Meads bus rapid transit... continue
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Consultant Go Travel Solutions has won a three-year contract from Milton Keynes Council to develop a business travel network in the city. The... continue
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TWO  electric buses will take to London’s streets within the next few weeks, the first of three trials of the technology in the... continue
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John W E Helm
FirstGroup has reported mixed results for the half-year results to end of September with a deterioration of results in its UK Bus division but... continue
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National Express Group has reported revenue growth of 5% in the third quarter, and 3% for the year to date. The group has five main business areas:... continue
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A committee of the Northern Ireland Assembly has urged ministers to introduce competitive tendering for some public transport and to shift some of... continue
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Gateshead Council has endorsed Nexus’s bus Quality Contract plans for Tyne and Wear despite concerns that many council residents will end up... continue
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Fiona Kerr has been appointed managing director of First Glasgow, replacing Ronnie Park who went on indefinite leave in the summer (LTT  9 Aug).... continue
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Daniel Godfrey, principal transport planner, URS
Putting together a Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) programme has a lot in common with making a giant cake. Some ingredients are required in... continue
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Mark Moran
There is not a single solution to reducing traffic congestion and a package approach is required. This means that in addition to the necessary... continue
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Greater Manchester has a reputation for doing things the smart way. When it comes to transport, the region boasts the country’s biggest light... continue
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Lee Baker
The FirstGroup says it is "making progress" with turning its business around, but "there remains a significant amount to be done" as it reports a 44%... continue
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Lee Baker
Northern Irish transport minister has been forced to say he will not support any plans to privatise the province's state-run bus and rail... continue
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Fare evasion on London’s bus network has halved from a recent high of £39.5m in 2010 to £19.4m in 2012/13, according to estimates... continue
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A double-deck sightseeing bus in York is to become the first in the country to be entirely battery powered. The City of York Council has received... continue
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The London Assembly is urging Transport for London to prepare a long-term plan for the capital’s bus network to cope with population... continue
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Stagecoach has appointed Transport for London’s former director of performance, Clare Kavanagh, to its UK Bus division.  Kavanagh joins as... continue
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