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Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
Shadow transport secretary Maria Eagle today pledged to reform local transport so transport authorities are not "powerless to act" in the face of... continue
Local Transport Today
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FirstGroup’s West of England bus subsidiary has begun accepting the local currency, the Bristol Pound, as payment for travel within the city.... continue
Local Transport Today
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Council leaders in the Liverpool City Region want to take over the management of some Highways Agency roads as part of plans to create a Liverpool... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT should make audio visual passenger information systems a “requirement” on all new buses, the House of Commons transport committee... continue
Local Transport Today
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The bus lobby is calling on the Government to introduce tax incentives for people to buy season tickets for bus travel. Campaign group Greener... continue
Local Transport Today
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Leeds City Council and Metro, this week applied to the DfT for a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) to build the nine-mile trolleybus line. The... continue
Local Transport Today
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Bombardier has installed the world’s first high power inductive charging station for buses in a Germany town. The 200kW charging pad has been... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport Scotland says it is open-minded about the future regulatory environment for buses. Asked what it thought about Labour MSP Iain Gray’s... continue
Local Transport Today
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Ticket prices on Edinburgh’s tram will be harmonised with bus fares charged by municipally-owned Lothian Buses, the City of Edinburgh Council... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Chris Holme, Bristol BS3
I note with interest councillor Brian Allinson’s reply to Gavin Smith (Letters LTT 9 Aug). As a resident of Ashton Road and a daily... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Julian Peddle, Uttoxeter, Staffs
I am grateful to Peter Nash (Letters LTT 26 Jul) for analysing the various aspects of London bus subsidy. Both Peter Hendy and David Bayliss seem to... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Fittingly, it was while daydreaming on a bus that I glanced out of the window and saw the slogan: ‘Buses Stop but Dreams Don’t’.... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Sweeping reforms to the local transport policy agenda in England will be introduced if Labour wins the next General Election, shadow transport... continue
Local Transport Today
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Arriva has acquired full control of Centrebus (Holdings) Ltd, whose operations are heavily concentrated in West Yorkshire, by purchasing the 60%... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Eleven areas of England will receive a share of the DfT’s £5m Clean Bus Technology Fund to fit emission reduction technology to buses.... continue
Local Transport Today
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Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has given a cool reception to an MSP’s plan for a new Bill that would give local authorities the powers... continue
Local Transport Today
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NExus has dismissed a bus operator’s claim that the PTE is pursuing a bus Quality Contract Scheme (QCS) because of a cash crisis brought about... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT has published a  method for calculating the social benefits of bus travel but the  approach cannot be used to boost the... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Britain’s latest guided busway opens in Luton later this month. The Luton-Dunstable guided busway will open on 25 September, five months behind... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport for London is consulting on plans to end cash fares on bus services next year. It says less than one per cent of London bus journeys are... continue
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