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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Passenger Transport Executive and Integrated Transport Authority chiefs this week voiced their desire to create a Northern Rail Executive to manage... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Darlington Borough Council is to withdraw funding for all tendered bus services by the end of this year. The council currently spends £140,000... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Kevin Carr has been appointed the new managing director of bus operator Go North East, replacing Peter Huntley. Carr has been operations director... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Sally Herbert has been appointed Local Sustainable Transport Fund programme manager at Tyne and Wear’s local transport plan core team. Herbert... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The immediate future of loss-making Durham Tees Valley Airport appears safeguarded with news that Peel Airports Ltd has sold its majority... continue
New Transit
Reflections
Across the world, major cycle hire schemes are becoming an increasingly prevalent part of the urban transport mix, with cities such as London, Paris... continue
New Transit
Technology News
First TransPennine Express (FTPE) has become the first train operator in the country to give customers direct access to station, train control and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Newcastle City Council has completed the implementation of 20mph limits across neighbourhood streets. The programme covers 75% of the city’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Google Maps division of the internet search engine provider is collaborating with train ticketing website thetrainline.com to allow travellers to... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Mike O’Sullivan, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11
Congratulations on your succinct coverage of the Government’s HS2 decision, it usefully pulled together a wide range of complicated issues (LTT... continue
New Transit
Rail News
First TransPennine Express (FTPE) has become the first train operator in the country to give customers direct access to station, train control and... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Go North East (GNE) has become the first transport operator in the UK to begin integrating bus, car and cycle travel into a single package. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Durham Tees Valley Airport faces an uncertain future after Peel Airports Ltd put its majority shareholding in the loss-making facility up for sale.... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Bus operator Go North East (GNE) has formed a partnership with car club Commonwheels and local bike hire operator Scratch Bikes to offer discounts on... continue
New Transit
Rail News
Parsons Brinckerhoff has secured its second major award – the key Consultancy Services contract - on a project that aims to transform rail... continue
New Transit
People
Peter Huntley is to step down as managing director of Go North East at the end of the year, to embark on a self-funded charity trek to the North... continue
New Transit
Reflections
Deutsche Bahn has made no secret of its plan to become a major UK rail operator. Its latest purchase, through subsidiary Arriva of open access... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Gateshead College in the north-east of England has established a new company, Zero Carbon Futures, to take on the ‘green vehicle’ work of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The future of Durham Tees Valley Airport is in the spotlight after the airport’s majority shareholder, Peel Airports Ltd, asked the six local... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Expressions of interest closed this week for Sunderland City Council’s proposed contract for a new road bridge over the River Wear and... continue
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