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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Gavin Smith, Bristol BS4
Name the city with the worse traffic congestion outside London. Now name an English metropolitan area lacking a modern tram or LRT system, or any... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Surely everyone in the country is now familiar with the mantra that we need to walk and cycle more and use our cars a bit less? Well, one sector of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Cornwall’s two trunk roads could be devolved to the council under plans to speed up the delivery of improvements to the roads. The DfT has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
If the Cornwall detrunking plan proceeds, neighbouring Devon may also seek the detrunking of some trunk road in its area. Devon’s head of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Environmental and public transport charity the Campaign for Better Transport is trying to thwart Devon and Torbay councils’ hopes of securing... continue
New Transit
Bus News
Bus operator Wilts & Dorset has launched a trial of Near Field Communications technology on its M1 and M2 routes to provide new information... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The Highways Agency has awarded Balfour Beatty an £89m contract to convert sections of the M4 and M5 near Bristol to a managed motorway. The... continue
Local Transport Today
John Dales
John Dales
With apologies to the Pet Shop Boys for distorting the title of their first big hit, I begin this month by informing you that, during the last couple... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bristol City Council is simplifying the process for local neighbourhoods to temporarily close streets to through traffic, in an effort to encourage... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bristol City Council is replacing two subsidised night bus services with taxi-sharing schemes, in order to cut costs. The N7 and N8 ‘Night... continue
New Transit
Rail News
Virgin Rail Group (VRG) has agreed an eight-month extension to the current West Coast rail franchise with the Department for Transport. The contract... continue
New Transit
People
The Stagecoach Group has appointed Tim Shoveller (pictured) as new managing director of South West Trains. He will take over from Andy Pitt, who is... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Colin Skellett, Wessex Water (LEP Chair), Katherine Bennett, Airbus, Paul Appleby, Bristol Media (Evening Post), Joe McGeehan, Toshiba Research Labs, Robert Sinclair, Bristol Airport
The business representatives on the board of the West of England Local Enterprise Partnership wish to emphasise the particular importance of the five... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is studying Dorset County Council’s recent comprehensive retendering of public transport contracts to see if it could have best... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Jenny Raggett - Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15
I was interested in the letter from Ian Harrison of Devon County Council concerning the South Devon Link Road. Could this scheme be an example of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Rik Thomas
The UK’s first ‘open access’ hydrogen-powered vehicle refuelling station has been opened at car manufacturer Honda’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A public transport campaign group in the Bristol area has written to local transport minister Norman Baker urging him to reject the area’s bid... continue
New Transit
People
East Midlands Trains managing director Tim Shoveller is to move to sister Stagecoach company SWT. He will take over as managing director of the... continue
New Transit
Products & Services
Mott MacDonald has been appointed design engineer by Bristol City and North Somerset Councils for the £45m South Bristol Link transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Ian Harrison - Head of economy and enterprise, Devon County Council, Exeter, Devon, EX2
I was somewhat surprised to find, in Gavin Smith’s Viewpoint article on major transport proposals in Greater Bristol (LTT 9 Sep), some... continue
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