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Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rhodri Clark
Perhaps it is only natural for bus operators to fear that little good will come from the powers in the Local Transport Bill to help local government... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Ways to cut rural road accidents are to be investigated in a new study funded by local authority officer association the CSS. The £30,000 study, to... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The DfT this week published draft regulations explaining the procedures by which bus operators will be able to raise 'admissable objections' against... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Cumbria County Council is to cut expenditure on tendered bus services by £354,000 a year. The council says the cuts are necessary because the amount... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Michael Skinner
Your article on the Commission for Integrated Transport's review of Bus Service Operators Grant ('DfT asks CfIT to study replacing BSOG with per... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Commission for Integrated Transport has appointed consultants to investigate the cost of replacing Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) outside... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Land-use planning and transport Iain Docherty of the University of Glasgow has prepared a paper on the Planning White Paper published last August.... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Else Woodward
The feature about the UK bus industry provided much interesting detail ('Does the UK bus industry has a platform for growth or is it doomed to... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Victoria Harvey
The view from Wing in Buckinghamshire is far less depressing than your last editorial makes out, despite the vocal minority who are fervent in their... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
George Towers
As far as I know there is no need for legislation allowing people to choose where they buy their homes. How many people, therefore, have been forced... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Transport minister Tom Harris’s announcement this month of the Government’s decision to scrap plans for a tunnel to divert traffic on the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
As many as ten rural bus services could be withdrawn in Norfolk and replaced by demand responsive transport as part of a council cost-cutting... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
People up to the age of 19 should be given free transport or, at the very least, concessionary fares, according to a new report on the education... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Norfolk will be the recipient of the largest share of the DfT's £55.6m Rural Bus Subsidy Grant in 2007/08. Authorities receiving £2m or... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Anne Robinson
Friends of the Peak District were appalled to see the development of new road signs to deal with the problems created by satnav, where lorry drivers... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Powers allowing National Park Authorities in England and Wales to ban or restrict road vehicles from particular types of route came into force last... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Cumbria County Council has extended its smartcard-based demand responsive transport service to cover the whole of the South Lakeland area of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A manifesto for saving rural bus services has been published by the environmental transport pressure group the Campaign for Better Transport. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
'The Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and the RAC Foundation have called on all highway authorities in England to begin a programme of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A Liberal Democrats Government would vary fuel duty and vehicle excise duty by area, with lower levels of tax in sparsely populated areas, the... continue
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