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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Plans to shake-up the procedures for bus service registrations in Scotland have attracted a mixed response from local authorities.  Operators... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
SEStran, the South East Scotland Transport Partnership, is to purchase land immediately south of the Tay Bridge for use as a 350-space bus-based... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
The report on Tyne and Wear bus policy going to next week’s meeting of the North East Combined Authority runs to more than 900 pages, surely... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Gavin Hunter has been appointed managing director of Go-Ahead’s East Anglian bus business, replacing Julian Patterson who is leaving the group.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Cambridgeshire county Council is to seek £30.7m from guided busway contractor BAM Nuttall to cover the cost of repairing alleged defects in the... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
First Aberdeen managing director Duncan Cameron is to leave the company early next year to become performance director of road haulier ARR Crai... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Transport for Greater Manchester has appointed Nicola Kane as its transport strategy manager. Kane joins from consultant Peter Brett Associates where... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Nexus director general Bernard Garner is to retire before the end of the year. He has held the post since 2006. The new North East Combined Authority... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
The Alliance of British Drivers has just named Bristol City Council the ‘Worst council for drivers and mobility choice’, citing the... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The North East Combined Authority is expected to decide next week to press ahead with a bus Quality Contract Scheme for Tyne and Wear. If it does so... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
A European Union-wide project to demonstrate electric buses in operation has launched, with plans to bring trials to the streets of London and... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment extra
Lee Baker
Over the summer, Britain's manufacturers called for the politics to be taken out of transport planning, to end what they see as decades of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Liberal Democrats have approved a new policy that calls for both decision-making on transport to become "much more local" than it currently is,... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Residents and businesses in Slough are being asked for their views on local authority plans for a bus rapid transit service along a busy commuter... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Travelling by public transport is widely perceived as being an unpleasant experience but TV presenter Lauren Laverne took issue with this in The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
MEASURES TO continue to improve York’s air quality over the next six years (2014-2020) have been proposed as part of the development of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
PLANNING PERMISSION has been granted for an £8.5m 1,000-space park-and-ride site in Leeds. The site, which will be located on Temple Green... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
John W E Helm
BUS PASSENGER journeys in England increased 2.3% in the year to March 2014 but mileage fell by an estimated 0.3%, according to the latest annual bus... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Rosalind Readhead
Carfreelondon is a campaign to free up London’s streets for the majority of London householders who do not own a private car. I want to redress... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Rik Thomas
Improved passenger information facilities and better waiting facilities will form part of a £1.9m scheme to transform Cradley Heath bus and... continue
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