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Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
On 3 February The Times editorialised on the benefits of converting rail tracks to busways, on the back of a report by the Institute of Economic... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
When Boris Johnson steps down as London’s mayor next May, some of central London’s streets may look very different to how they do today.... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Air quality in Oxford city centre has improved since the bus-based low emission zone in the city centre was introduced last January, according to... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Oxfordshire County Council wants to close its existing park-and-ride facilities serving Oxford and build new sites further away from the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus patronage in the West Midlands conurbation increased by 2.6% in 2013/14, from 276.3 million passengers to 278.9 million, according to monitoring... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Cambridgeshire County Council is looking at how to reverse a 12% slump in people using Cambridge’s bus-based park-and-ride (P&R) system... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Transport projects have secured a share of the £1bn Local Growth Fund grant awarded by the Government last week. The funding for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Greater Manchester Combined Authority has approved a 1.5% (£3m) reduction in the transport levy paid by district councils in 2015/16, to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport Scotland has struck a £414m two-year deal with bus operators for the  country’s concessionary travel scheme for older... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority is planning a £1.6m cut to bus operator reimbursement for the mandatory concessionary fares... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
England’s biggest city regions have written to transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin, expressing concern about his Department’s motives... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Transport for London has negotiated a £5,000 per vehicle discount with bus manufacturer Wrightbus on a new order of 200 New Routemaster... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) has selected FirstGroup to operate bus services on the £68m Leigh- Salford-Manchester busway. The... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Transport for London is to award Trapeze a five-year contract extension for the provision of the iBus bus communication and information... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
FirstGroup is to continue making inflationary increases to bus fares despite the sharp fall in the price of oil. In a trading update for the third... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
Government support for bus operators in Britain has been cut by £508m (15.7%) since 2010/11, according to the latest study by industry analysts... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
An escalating social services bill will mean £1.1bn diverted from transport and other services from April, a new continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cambridgeshire County Council has approved plans to introduce a signed-only 20mph speed limit on an A road in Cambridge, in a departure from council... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Arriva Trains Wales is offering concessionary bus pass holders a third off rail travel on the Cardiff and Valley Lines rail network after 9.30am on... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Derby city and Derbyshire county councils look to be going separate ways on a public transport discount card for young people. The b_line card... continue
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