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Issue 666 - 20 February 2015: News
Pteg gives thumbs-down to bus operators’ smart ticket initiative

Pteg gives thumbs-down to bus operators’ smart ticket initiative

THE BUS industry’s efforts to head-off the threat of bus franchising by offering inter-operable ‘smart’ tickets have been given short shrift by pteg, the organisation representing strategic transport bodies... continue

Taskforce calls for sub-national place-based budget devolution

A blueprint for a major devolution of funding to local government in England has been published by the Independent Commission on Local Government Finance. The commission, formed by the Local Government Association and the... continue

TfL shortlists five sections of road for further tunnel studies
Andrew Forster

Transport for London has shortlisted five locations where  roads could be placed in tunnels to reduce their environmental impact and create development land.  Having assessed more than 70 locations, TfL says... continue

Murphy backs Glasgow Crossrail and calls for devolution to cities
Andrew Forster

Jim Murphy, Scottish Labour’s new leader, has pledged support for Glasgow Crossrail, a new line that would connect routes from the west and south of the city with those from the north and east.  Murphy gave the... continue

New roads needn’t be blots on our landscape, says Hayes
Andrew Forster

New roads in England will have to be built with much more sympathy for the landscape, transport minister John Hayes has announced. Hayes announced plans to form a road design panel, change the Design manual for roads and... continue

Media monitor
Press brings pros and cons of driverless cars to public attention after report launch

Press brings pros and cons of driverless cars to public attention after report launch
Rik Thomas

THE COUNTRY’S media congregated at North Greenwich last week for the launch of the Government’s The pathway to driverless cars report on 11 February (see pp6-7). The Daily Telegraph, reporting on the... continue