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Issue 666 - 20 February 2015: Business Briefing

Rail passengers pay growing proportion of industry’s costs
John W E Helm

The fare-paying rail passenger continues to shoulder an increasing proportion of the full cost of his or her ticket, while the proportion funded by the state steadily declines. That is one of the main findings of the Office... continue

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PwC wins Thames crossing work
Consultant Pricewaterhouse- Coopers has won a £1.8m contract from the Highways Agency to provide consultancy support to the Lower Thames... continue

SYSTRA audits value of time work
The DfT has appointed consultant SYSTRA to provide quality assurance and peer review of the value of travel time savings research project being... continue

Metrolink contract procurement begins
Transport for Greater Manchester has set the ball rolling on the next contract for operating and maintaining the Metrolink network. RATP Dev holds... continue

Co-Wheels awarded Salford car club
Salford City Council has awarded car club operator Co-Wheels, a community interest company, the contract to provide a pool car scheme for council... continue

Jacobs wins A96 design work
Transport Scotland has awarded a £30m design contract for the A96 Inverness to Nairn dualling scheme to Jacobs UK Ltd, subject to the mandatory... continue