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Somerset County Council has awarded FirstGroup the contract to run Taunton’s park-and-ride service. FirstGroup’s Taunton-based operation,... continue
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Cheshire East Council has set out the financial targets for its new transport delivery company, Transport Service Solutions Ltd (TSS).  The... continue
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John W E Helm
Cutbacks in state support for UK rail franchises have depressed FirstGroup financial results for the first six months ended 30 September 2014. Group... continue
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Britain’s biggest bus operators have pledged to deliver multi-operator ‘smart’ ticketing in England’s largest city regions... continue
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FirstGroup’s bus operations are now of a comparable quality and price competitiveness to its main rivals, chief executive Tim O’Toole has... continue
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Pteg, the body representing Passenger Transport Executives is lobbying for primary legislation to simplify the introduction of bus Quality Contracts.... continue
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The City of York Council has published further details of its proposed city centre Clean Air Zone (CAZ), which will set emissions standards for buses... continue
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Andrew Forster
A Labour Government would give Combined Authorities across England a “swift and simple” procedure to introduce bus Quality Contracts,... continue
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LABOUR MPs have accused the Government of double standards by backing bus franchising in Greater Manchester but not anywhere else.  During a... continue
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In the Commons debate on bus policy last week  Labour MPs were quick to dig up the alleged Margaret Thatcher quote that a man who finds himself... continue
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Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
An elected mayor of Greater Manchester could be handed the power to franchise bus services under a groundbreaking agreement struck between the... continue
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People/people
Traffic commissioner for the North East of England, Kevin Rooney, will chair the Quality Contract Scheme board to scrutinise the North East Combined... continue
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People/people
Laura Shoaf (pictured) has been appointed strategic director of transport by the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority, which brings together... continue
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West Yorkshire PTE has challenged the conurbation’s bus operators to further improve their partnership offer if they want to avert the... continue
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Lee Baker
Britain's biggest bus operators have launched plans for London-style smart ticketing across England's largest city regions.  Stagecoach, First,... continue
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The Ondaatje Theatre at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington was packed last week for the memorial afternoon for Professor Sir Peter Hall who... continue
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Lee Baker
Labour leader Ed Miliband says today that his party would give city and county regions more powers over public transport networks to spread... continue
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In brief
First Glasgow is to order four ‘virtual electric’ buses that will operate as electric vehicles in the most populated areas and on diesel... continue
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Transport for London is poised to order a further 200 New Routemaster buses even though an economic appraisal shows that purchasing conventional... continue
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Lancashire County Council has unveiled a £23m plan to transform Preston’s listed bus station, including providing leisure facilities for... continue
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