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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The DfT today faces calls for increased spend on transport networks in South-West England and northern England in order to support the economic... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local MPs Kerry McCarthy and Charlotte Leslie and 11 councillors are calling on Bristol City Council and South Gloucestershire Council to make... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bristol City Council is consulting on a new cycling strategy, which includes a commitment to a more comprehensive and simple cycle network.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus passenger numbers have increased on services using the ten corridors of the £80m Greater Bristol Bus Network (GBBN) project, according to a... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Large numbers of lone drivers are using the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes in South Gloucestershire, according to council monitoring.  A... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
An alliance of 17 community and environmental groups is calling on local authorities in Bristol and the surrounding area to drop plans for a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Dorset County Council is exploring how to increase use of park-and-ride sites serving Weymouth and Dorchester.  The Weymouth site, opened in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
John W E Helm
Two rail re-openings and three bus rapid transit schemes form the central plank of an ambitious plan to transform public transport in Bristol and... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Reading Transport chief executive James Freeman is leaving to join First as managing director for Bristol and the West of England. Freeman, who has... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
“It won't come as a huge surprise to anyone that transport spending in London outstrips the investment made in getting from A to B in regions... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Public bike hire schemes launch this month in Reading and Bath. Reading’s Readybike scheme went live this week with 200 bikes available for use... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Patrick McDonnell
An alert system that warns bus drivers when there is a cyclist in the vehicle’s blind spot is undergoing trials in Bristol. Bus operator First... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has launched a consultation on the Great Western rail franchise specification for the five years from when the current direct award with... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The Government's recent announcement of plans to introduce ‘cycle streets’ (LTT 15 May) drove some readers of The Bristol Post into a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is seeking passengers' views on rail services on the Great Western route over the next five years, and how they can take advantage of... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
West Berkshire Council is to allocate £522,000 from its balances to repair flood-damaged roads because the extra DfT grant it has received is... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cornwall Council is seeking a contractor to dual the A30 trunk road between Temple and Higher Carblake, which the council is promoting on behalf of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bath should be promoted as a city for walking, according to a draft transport strategy for the city and its environs. “Bath should be an... continue
Local Transport Today
News
FirstGroup could be granted a  further five-year direct award to run the Great Western franchise until 2020.  First was awarded a two-year... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
In your last issue you reported Greater Manchester’s desire to review with the DfT how the bus can play a bigger part in meeting the... continue
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