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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
PUBLIC SPENDING on bus services in Greater Manchester and Tyne and Wear is under pressure after councils agreed tough levies for transport... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in the Liverpool City Region are urging the Government to drop plans to call the area’s Combined Authority the ‘Greater... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
James Farnell-Smith has been appointed head of heavy rail at Nexus, a new post. Farnell-Smith, 27, previously managed Nexus’s operating... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The DfT has shortlisted First Group, Keolis/Eurostar and Stagecoach/Virgin to submit detailed bids to run new East Coast services from next year. The... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Graham Grant has been appointed a transport and development specialist/advisor at Newcastle City Council, moving from Tyne and Wear Integrated... 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
The DfT is to lengthen the A1 Lobley Hill to Dunston improvement scheme in the North East, which was announced in the autumn statement last year. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Nick Forbes, Leader, Newcastle City Council, Newcastle NE1
It is inaccurate and misleading to claim that Newcastle City Council has given the bus Quality Contract Scheme a “lukewarm reception”... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The revised Voluntary Partnership Agreement (VPA) submitted by operators to Nexus last week includes: smart multi-modal, multi-operator and single... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Consultation ended last week on plans by Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive, to introduce a bus Quality Contract Scheme (QCS) in... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
UPDATE Wednesday 4th December, 12.00: Newcastle City Council contested LTT's introductory paragraph to this story, specifically the statement that... continue
Categories: Northeast England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT and local authorities in the North of England this week announced plans to form a partnership structure to manage the Northern and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Gateshead Council has endorsed Nexus’s bus Quality Contract plans for Tyne and Wear despite concerns that many council residents will end up... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has asked local authorities in the North East of England to provide “clear and compelling evidence” that their plan to set... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The DfT has kicked-off the competition to run the East Coast rail franchise from February 2015. A pre-qualification questionnaire has been published... continue
Local Transport Today
News
State-run train operator East Coast paid a record £202.8m premium last year (2012: £188.6 m).  Figures released by Directly Operated... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Senior Traffic Commissioner has appointed a Quality Contract Scheme board that will scrutinise Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Nexus is drawing up plans for a major expansion of the Tyne and Wear Metro network.  Seven corridors have been identified based on technical... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
THE Department for Community and Local Government’s plans to cut revenue grant to local authorities by 25% over the next two years could have a... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
The Huddersfield Daily Examiner has had a crop of irate readers’ letters about Kirklees Council’s apparent plans to take over the rail... continue
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