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Local Transport Today
In brief
A community-funded bus service has been launched in Bristol linking Temple Meads railway station with the city centre. The Saturdays-only FreeBus is... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
A huge shake-up to who operates passenger transport contracts in Dorset was announced this week following the completion of an innovative procurement... continue
New Transit
Rail News
First Group has announced that it will be handing back the keys to its Great Western (FGW) franchise in 2013 rather than taking up its option to... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Speeding motorists in Swindon will be confronted by red traffic lights under a road safety scheme to be tested by the borough council. The system... continue
New Transit
Rail News
Virgin Trains and the Department for Transport have reached an agreement for the first of the new West Coast Pendolino trains to enter service this... continue
New Transit
Rail News
James Dark
The need to clarify rail franchising policy in the wake of the publication of the McNulty review into the industry’s value for money (scheduled... continue
New Transit
Rail News
James Dark
Network Rail has published an analysis of passenger congestion at stations along with a ‘toolkit’ of solutions that could be used to... continue
New Transit
News Lead Story
James Dark
FirstGroup’s new bus division chief executive, Giles Fearnley, has announced a major restructure designed to make the company more responsive... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Plymouth airport is set to close after owner Sutton Harbour Group announced its intention to cease operating the business by the end of the year. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Feature
A six-month trial to test a solution to reduce vehicle speeds in urban areas and improve road safety has, according to Siemens, “produced very... continue
New Transit
Rail News
The UK government has made £200m of additional investment available for rail schemes, chancellor George Osborne announced in the Budget. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Ian Crawford - Transport for Greater Bristol Alliance, Bristol
In the supplement contained in a recent edition of LTT, Peter Mann from Bristol City Council refers to Bristol as “a city village”. We at... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Heather Barnes has been appointed strategic director place at Devon County Council, a position that covers transport, as well as environment, economy... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Bristol is using its traffic control centre to not only smooth traffic flows, but to assist its agenda to promote travelling by bicycle, on foot or... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Being England’s first ‘Cycling City’ has involved overhauling the provision for cyclists in Bristol, putting in new long-distance... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Department for Transport has made £2.2m of funding available to the West of England authorities to support the development of integrated... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to feature
Bristol’s Cycling City team hit upon an innovative way of keeping the momentum building on increasing cycling once the project and its funding... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to feature
Collaboration may be a buzzword of the moment, but the Avon authorities have been involved in joint working and joint delivery of transport schemes a... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Bristol City Council has introduced two pilot 20mph areas to improve residential streets and create the conditions for increasing the amount of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Transport is not a bolt-on extra for Bristol City Council, but an integral part of its corporate plans for pushing the city into the top 20 most... continue
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