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Local Transport Today
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Transport planners are better than bus operators at designing bus networks to meet community need, according to the Transport Planning Society. TPS... continue
Local Transport Today
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Stagecoach has hit out at an MSP’s legislative plan for bus franchising in Scotland. The private member’s Regulation of Bus Services... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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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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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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The prospect of a bus partnership being formed in Doncaster between operators, the council and South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive has... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
In brief
There is “little evidence” that selective catalytic reduction (SRC) technology fitted to London buses results in an appreciable decline... continue
Local Transport Today
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A committee of the National Assembly for Wales has called on the Welsh Government to “move towards” greater regulation of the bus market,... continue
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Construction of the £89 million Luton-Dunstable Busway reached a landmark today when the last of more than 4,500 concrete beams was laid on the... continue
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The Mayor of London has said the New Bus for London is "unlikely to be compliant" with the ‘Ultra-Low Emission Zone’ that he is... continue
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Nearly a third was wiped off the value of shares in FirstGroup today after the operator announced a big fall in operating profits and cancelled... continue
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Sub story to feature
Lána Pennycook
Sydney is Australia’s largest and most densely populated city, with a population of 4.6 million. The city’s central business district... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Ben Still (pictured) has been appointed interim director general of South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive following the departure of David... continue
Local Transport Today
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Reading Buses has taken delivery of the first of a fleet of 20 compressed natural gas-powered buses, which the operator says will make it the... continue
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Articles
Sílvio Rogério Tôrres, SPTrans
Brazilian cities are celebrated for their excellent bus services and São Paulo is no exception. The city has a complex surface transit network... continue
Local Transport Today
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Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) offers a benefit:cost ratio of about 2.4 in Metropolitan areas but only 1.3-1.4 in rural areas, according to the... continue
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