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Local Transport Today
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South Gloucestershire Council expects to save £1m a year of public transport expenditure by commercialising tendered services and reducing... continue
Local Transport Today
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Hertfordshire County Council is to consult on a revised package of bus cuts that are even deeper than previously planned. The council’s... continue
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Andrew Forster
Tram passengers in London could be charged a premium over bus travel in order to fund further investment in the network.  Unveiling a 15-year... continue
Local Transport Today
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The City of Edinburgh Council is to consult on banning tour coaches from part of Princes Street between 07.00 and 20.00. The ban will not affect the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Talks are to get underway to find a replacement for London’s Victoria coach station (LTT 21 Feb). Robert Davis, Westminster City... continue
Local Transport Today
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Scotland’s bus policies are shaped by the financial donations made by Stagecoach Group chairman Brian Souter to the ruling Scottish National... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
One of Birmingham’s biggest pieces of 1960s road infrastructure could be demolished under plans unveiled by the city council this... continue
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Detail
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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News
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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Lead Story
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Britain’s biggest bus operators have pledged to deliver multi-operator ‘smart’ ticketing in England’s largest city regions... continue
Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
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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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