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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local Authorities could make significant savings on procuring transport services by reducing specifications to allow innovation and incentivising... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment
James Dark
The growth strategies pursued by Go Ahead and Arriva are a fascinating contrast, representing the extremes of the Big Five UK transport plcs'... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Department of Health is to fund a walk to school initiative in at least 900 schemes across the West Midlands, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Almost three-quarters (72%) of young people in Barnsley have acquired one of the council’s ‘Mi Card’ which entitles them to free... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Kent County Council has hailed the success of its pioneering cheap bus travel scheme for schoolchildren but warned that budgetary pressures could... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Young people in Colchester are to benefit from reduced bus fares in a pilot scheme funded by Essex County Council. Half fares will be available to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The free travel policy for young people on London’s buses came  in for criticism last week at a seminar on the future of London’s... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Go Ahead has set up a joint venture with US school bus operator Cook Illinois. The JV will bid for new school bus contracts outside of Cook’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Stagecoach has proposed a merger with National Express Group following CVC/Cosmen’s decision to abandon its bid for the company. The all-share... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment
James Dark
In the aftermath of the CVC/Cosmen consortium’s decision to withdraw its interest in National Express on October 16, rumour after rumour swept... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Andrew Forster
Boris Johnson can sometimes ramble when talking about policy matters, but the Mayor of London has just become one of the most senior politicians in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The current legislation governing school transport “lacks coherence”, according to a specialist school transport consultant. In her new... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Alix Stredwick has joined consultant Transport Initiatives as an associate member. She will be working on cycle parking, community cycle initiatives,... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Surrey County Council’s cabinet has approved plans to terminate the Pegasus dedicated school transport service from July 2010, blaming... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Chris Hanley, Colin Buchanan
As education departments in rural areas ponder how they will deliver on the transport challenges present through the 14-19 year old education agenda,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Students and staff at universities in Nottingham are being encouraged to walk and cycle more in a £3m three-year demonstration project. New... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Mayer Hillman, Policy Studies Institute
The most disturbing theme running through the DfT consultation document A Safer Way: making Britain’s roads the safest in the world is the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Department for Children, Schools and Families has published guidance on the transport needs of young people.... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Manchester City Council is to offer secondary schoolchildren cycle allowances as an alternative to free bus passes. The allowance, for children... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has given school travel advisers in England renewed hope that their posts will remain funded beyond the end of the current grant period. The... continue
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