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Local Transport Today
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Greater Manchester has a reputation for doing things the smart way. When it comes to transport, the region boasts the country’s biggest light... continue
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Lee Baker
The FirstGroup says it is "making progress" with turning its business around, but "there remains a significant amount to be done" as it reports a 44%... continue
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Lee Baker
Northern Irish transport minister has been forced to say he will not support any plans to privatise the province's state-run bus and rail... continue
Local Transport Today
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Fare evasion on London’s bus network has halved from a recent high of £39.5m in 2010 to £19.4m in 2012/13, according to estimates... continue
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A double-deck sightseeing bus in York is to become the first in the country to be entirely battery powered. The City of York Council has received... continue
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The London Assembly is urging Transport for London to prepare a long-term plan for the capital’s bus network to cope with population... continue
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Stagecoach has appointed Transport for London’s former director of performance, Clare Kavanagh, to its UK Bus division.  Kavanagh joins as... continue
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Cambridgeshire County Council is hoping the DfT will jointly-fund the review of the council’s guided busway contract because of the lessons it... continue
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Two years ago the future of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport looked bleak. With the Labour-controlled body rocked by expenses scandals, Derek... continue
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Letters to the editor
Messrs Laxen and Moorcroft ably chronicle the failure to effectively tackle the problem of outdoor air pollution (‘Air quality action plans... continue
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Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
On page 5 of the last issue you carry the seemingly good news that my home city, Nottingham, is to get £11.3m in Better Bus Area funding.... continue
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Viewpoint
Duncan Laxen & Stephen Moorcroft, Air Quality Consultants Ltd
The recognition of transport as a major source of air pollution grew steadily during the 1970s and 80s but the real changes started around 20 years... continue
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Lancashire County Council is expanding and extending its free bus travel scheme for young people. The council introduced a scheme last December... continue
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The DfT has notified local transport authorities in England of how much funding they can expect to receive as a result of the Government’s... continue
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The DfT has designated four Better Bus Areas in which Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) paid to operators for commercial services will gradually be... continue
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Kent and Medway councils are working with public transport operators to develop a public transport smartcard for the area.  Bus operator Arriva... continue
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Kent county Council is to cap bus fare rises on a busy corridor in Maidstone through a Statutory Quality Partnership Scheme. Operators running... continue
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Transport Scotland and the City of Edinburgh and West Lothian councils are teaming up to commission a £100,000 study into public transport... continue
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Removing a bus lane on a main road in Sheffield will reduce delays to buses as well as other traffic, according to modelling undertaken by Sheffield... continue
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Liverpool City Council has rejected transport minister Norman Baker’s call to drop a trial suspension of every bus lane in the city.  In... continue
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