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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Council leaders in the West Midlands conurbation are expected to approve next week a study of possible rapid transit connections between Birmingham... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Jon Lamonte, the chief executive of Transport for Greater Manchester, has been appointed the new chair of pteg, which represents the strategic... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London’s gross revenue budget for 2015/16 will be £7.066bn, a £313.8m rise on 2014/15. The spending breakdown is:... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The DfT has launched a review of England’s bus market outside London as more parts of the country express interest in franchising. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has supported Transport for London’s policy of allowing taxis but not private hire vehicles to use bus... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
An illuminated bus lane trial in the London Borough of Ealing has encouraged more drivers to  use the lane outside operational hours. Pulsing... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The London Borough of Camden plans to implement ‘stepped track’ cycleways on some streets in the West End, whereby the cycle lane is... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Bristol MetroBus scheme is to receive £27m grant from the DfT to extend the scheme including with a further three miles of busway,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Conservatives are pledging new laws to make strikes by transport workers harder by requiring at least 40 per cent of union members to vote in... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Transport for London is considering installing zebra crossings on bus stop bypasses – cycle lanes that go behind bus stops – to reduce... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John WE Helm
Profits in the bus industry have fallen for three consecutive years, and margins are below the 10 per cent threshold necessary for long-term... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Northumberland County Council is to review its network of subsidised bus services using new criteria that include accessibility-based measures. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
London boroughs will pay £353m in 2015/16 towards the cost of the Freedom Pass, which provides free travel for older and disabled people living... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Neath Port Talbot Council is to withdraw some supported bus services in changes that will save the council £209,000. Operators have agreed to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Green Party is pledging to scrap most of the Government’s £15bn road investment strategy for England, with more than half the funding... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in the West of England partnership area have ruled out the immediate introduction of access charges for bus operators using the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Political leaders in South Yorkshire are to meet with the area’s bus operators to discuss proposals for enhanced bus services following the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Gavin Smith, Transport for Greater Bristol Alliance, Bristol BS3
Bristol’s least and best loved infrastructure proposals  are both intimately involved in the New Year consultation on the £12m... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Public transport information centres in South Yorkshire are to close as part of the latest round of cost-cutting by South Yorkshire Passenger... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The timescale for building a new ‘rapid transit link’ between Cardiff and Pontyclun, northwest of the city, is unrealistic, a Welsh... continue
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