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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local Authorities could take over the management of some parts of the new Greater Western rail franchise – but not from its start date in April... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bristol City Council is planning to acquire up to ten cameras for use in the civil enforcement of parking and bus lane offences. The council plans to... continue
New Transit
Bus News
HCT Group has been chosen as preferred bidder for the contract to provide bus services in Guernsey. CT Plus (part of HCT Group) will commence... continue
New Transit
Technology News
Bus operator Wilts & Dorset has adopted a system that allows smart phone users to access real-time information by scanning tags located on bus... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Higher local train frequencies, additional rolling stock, and the re-opening of a branch line are the aspirations of the Bristol area local... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Traffic on the M5 near Weston-super-Mare could increase under plans for a major employment development area at junction 21 on the edge of the town in... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus rapid transit routes in the Greater Bristol area are to be operated under Statutory Quality Partnership Scheme arrangements. The QPS criteria... continue
New Transit
People
Go South Coast has created four new commercial manager roles covering its operations in Hampshire, Wiltshire, Dorset and the Isle Of Wight. The new... continue
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
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