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Local Transport Today
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Chas Ball, Carplus
The steady expansion of car clubs (and new forms of flexible car sharing) has not reached all parts of Britain – but it is increasingly... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The transport select committee today savages the Government's new system for allocating local transport funding, saying that the increasing focus on... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Ceredigion Council has explained how it will use its  £717,593 share of the Welsh Government’s £25m Bus Services Support Grant... continue
Local Transport Today
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Stagecoach is in talks with the Welsh Government over the reduction to bus operators’ reimbursement for concessionary travel that comes into... continue
Local Transport Today
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East Lothian and Scottish Borders councils are pledging to fund 40% of the estimated costs of two new rail stations on the East Coast Main Line at... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT has announced £9.5m of funding towards the £16m cost of building two new rail stations on the line between Leeds and Shipley. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
FirstGroup will introduce fare rises on its UK bus networks in the coming months, amid confidence that the division’s performance is turning... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
I’m just back from a relaxing week’s holiday in the much under-rated area of south Shropshire. The county is pretty well served by rail,... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Transport for London has appointed LOROL, the London Overground train operator, on an interim basis to run local services out of Liverpool Street... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Transport Scotland has awarded Serco the 15-year franchise to operate the Caledonian sleeper service, with the operator pledging a new fleet of... continue
Local Transport Today
News
HS2 Ltd’s spending on professional services contracts for phase one of the HS2 project is heavily over budget, figures reveal.    The... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
FirstGroup financial results for the year ended 31 March 2014 present a mixed picture with only the UK rail division recording an increase in... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in England and the Highways Agency spent £3.5bn on road maintenance in 2012/13, according to DfT figures. Of the total,... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local authorities in England and the Highways Agency spent £3.5bn on road maintenance in 2012/13, according to DfT figures. Of the total,... continue
Local Transport Today
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West Berkshire Council is to allocate £522,000 from its balances to repair flood-damaged roads because the extra DfT grant it has received is... continue
Local Transport Today
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Cornwall Council is seeking a contractor to dual the A30 trunk road between Temple and Higher Carblake, which the council is promoting on behalf of... continue
Local Transport Today
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Hampshire County Council is consulting on options for cutting tendered bus service funding. The council currently spends £4.7m a year on... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
More details have emerged of the Welsh Government’s pilot project to trial new ways of delivering rural bus services. The Government last month... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Thirty prospective Labour parliamentary candidates have called for the railways to be taken back into public ownership in an open letter to The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The House of Commons transport committee has announced a new inquiry into rail investment. The committee wants to explore the impact and... continue
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