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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government this week announced a two-year extension to its school travel funding that pays for the network of local authority-based school travel... continue
Local Transport Today
Interview
Rik Thomas
Transport charity Sustrans' chief executive, John Grimshaw, is currently as busy as he has ever been. As the organisation he helped found in Bristol... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Welsh local authorities are to be given powers to vary school start and finish times in an effort to make school bus services "more efficient,... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Transport minister Gillian Merron used effusive?language in her letter to local authority chief executives last month highlighting the reductions in... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
An evaluation tool to assess the safety of school transport pick-up/drop off points at the home end of journeys has been developed by MVA... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Guidance explaining how local education authorities in England can apply for pathfinder status to pilot new arrangements for home to school transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
London Assembly member John Biggs this week said Transport for London had gone "over the top" in its reaction to a scrutiny report he... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Parents' safety fears are the major barrier to encouraging more children to walk, cycle, or take the bus to school and reverse the rising proportion... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Welsh transport minister Andrew Davies has announced almost £20m of investment in rail services in the Cardiff Valleys as part of the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A coalition of students and staff at the University of West of England in Bristol are calling on the University to take action to reduce single car... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Scottish Executive has announced £5m of funding to encourage cycling to school. The funding will be co-ordinated by Sustrans and Cycling... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
<b>Marina Kroyer</b> has been appointed school travel plan co-ordinator at the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. She was formerly... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport charity Sustrans, Cycling England and the DfT have published a new best practice guide for local authorities wanting to help Sustrans... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Safer routes to school initiatives will receive a boost following the announcement that the DfT will be providing £15m for 'walking bus' and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A pilot yellow school bus scheme in Bristol is to be scrapped after monitoring revealed that a third of pupils using the service had previously... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
This week's Queen's Speech included proposals for major changes to transport legislation in England but the timetable for the eagerly anticipated... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Northern Ireland's state-owned transport operator Translink has announced £37m investment in new school buses. The funding will pay for 110... continue
Local Transport Today
Garrett Emmerson
Garrett Emmerson is chair of the Local Transport Planning Network, a member of the Commission for Integrated Transport and head of transportation at Buckinghamshire County Council. The views expressed in this column are those of the author alone.
Those who know me know that, whilst I am a regular bus user, to call myself a keen cyclist would be stretching my credibility a bit too far! This has... continue
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Letters to the editor
Peter Wiltshire ,Great Missenden , Buckinghamshire HP16
My particular disquiet about the TRL report 593 has been mentioned in the Phil Goodwin column (LTT 18 Aug) and by two correspondents in the letters... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
<b>Clare Mulholland</b> has joined Transport for London as assistant regional schools travel advisor. She was previously a travel plan... continue
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