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Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
A trial cycle safety scheme at the City of London’s only roundabout has been altered after the initial measures were blamed for a big increase... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Public transport operators in South Yorkshire have agreed to fund the printing of paper timetables for some of their services following the... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
An interview with shadow transport secretary Michael Dugher in the New Statesman magazine generated some interest in other media outlets primarily... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
The West Yorkshire region has been looking hard at the introduction of smartcard public transport ticketing for some 10-15 years, John Henkel, acting... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
THE BUS industry’s efforts to head-off the threat of bus franchising by offering inter-operable ‘smart’ tickets have been given... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in Glasgow have approved a plan to give pedestrians and cyclists greater priority in the city centre.  The proposals will see a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Aberdeen City Council is to commission a study into rapid transit systems for the city. The context for the cross-city connections study is the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Britain’s biggest cities are asking political parties to simplify the introduction of bus franchising. The call comes in a devolution manifesto... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Scottish Government is considering new legislation to make  statutory bus quality partnerships more like those in England. Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Tiffany Lynch, Tonbridge, Kent TN9
It’s interesting that one of the authors of the Institute of Economic Affairs’ report on converting railways to busways is regular LTT... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus operators in England will have to give councils 14 days notification of changes to bus services before registering them with the Traffic... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cambridgeshire County Council is to implement parking charges from April at the two park-and-ride sites on the Cambridge guided busway. The £1... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The possibility of franchising bus operations in Cornwall appears to have been dropped by the council. In announcing £8m of Local Growth Fund... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
David Strahan is stepping down as chief executive of Translink, Northern Ireland’s state-owned public transport operator, at the end of... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Go-Ahead results for the first six months to 27 December of 2014/15 record improvements in bus performance but a downturn in rail. Group revenue was... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Lib Dem transport minister has hailed Greater Manchester's proposals to contract bus services whilst the Conserva... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Stagecoach and Virgin Trains have been told to address concerns raised by the Competition and Markets Authority that their control of the East Coast... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
LTT The civil servants who work at the DfT are clever people. No, really, they are. How do we know this? Well, a couple of weeks ago there was a pub... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Ray Bentley
The results of the DfT’s bus market review should be of interest (ibid). The six key questions are comprehensive but the £90,000 price... continue
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