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Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The DfT wants to encourage more taxi firms and private hire vehicle (PHV) operators to provide local bus services outside London. Section 12 of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is studying what impact the 20% cut to Bus Service Operators Grant in England in 2012 had on bus fares and service levels.  Consultant... continue
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Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Two taxi operators in Liverpool are teaming up to operate taxibus services in competition with bus operators.  The firms, A&J Taxis and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The UK’s first electric bus fleet  to be recharged using wireless inductive charging technology has gone into service in Milton... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
Stagecoach Bus Holdings Ltd has acquired independent operator Go West Travel Ltd – which trades as Norfolk Green – for an undisclosed sum... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
One of my highlights of 2013 was the Community Rail Awards ceremony held at Llandudno. The community rail network, now a mature movement with 20... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
In the Queen’s New Year’s honours list, London Underground capital programmes director David Waboso was awarded a CBE for services to... continue
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People/people
David Hytch, Transport for Greater Manchester’s information systems director, has left the organisation. In a statement, Hytch said: “I... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Julian Peddle, Uttoxeter, Staffs
Whilst the staff of Nexus digest all the responses to their Quality Contract Scheme (QCS) consultation, three major points that occur to me... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Oxfordshire County Council has secured £5m of DfT grant towards an £11m scheme to improve access to the Harwell Enterprise Zone. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has rejected the House of Commons transport committee’s call for legislation mandating audio-visual systems on buses to help passengers... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus services are being withdrawn from many parts of rural Britain as councils make deep cuts to tendered service budgets. The scale of the cutbacks... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Welsh Government is to publish a list of national quality standards that will influence how much of Regional Transport Services Grant bus... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A Statutory Quality Partnership is the most likely operating model for the MetroBus bus rapid transit project in Bristol, North Somerset and South... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Welsh Government and bus operators were this week trying to finalise an agreement on revised concessionary fares reimbursement arrangements,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Doncaster Council is working with bus operators and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive on plans for a Sheffield-style Voluntary... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A statutory bus Quality Partnership could be set up for streets outside Solihull’s railway station to complement a £1.8m Solihull Gateway... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Andrew Forster
Kent County Council is to cut the benefits of its unique Freedom Pass scheme, which currently allows 11-16 year olds unlimited travel on buses in the... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
Will Tyne and Wear become the first place in the country to introduce a bus Quality Contract Scheme (QCS)? Or will councillors eventually accept the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Welsh transport minister Edwina Hart is reviewing the future of Wales’ four regional transport consortia. An announcement is expected in... continue
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