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Local Transport Today
People/people
Transport for London’s managing director for planning, Michèle Dix, received the PTRC lifetime achievement award at last week’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
FirstGroup's management are braced for fierce criticism of chief executive Tim O’Toole’s £2m remuneration package at the Annual... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
The pay of top transport executives is in the news with controversy over FirstGroup chief executive Tim O’Toole’s handsome £2m and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Bus services and highway maintenance stand to suffer as a result of a £5.8bn funding gap opening up before 2015/16, according to a new analysis... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London has published statistics showing the number of people killed or seriously injured in bus incidents in the capital. The figures... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
An alliance of 17 community and environmental groups is calling on local authorities in Bristol and the surrounding area to drop plans for a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Dorset County Council is exploring how to increase use of park-and-ride sites serving Weymouth and Dorchester.  The Weymouth site, opened in... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Vale of Glamorgan Council is seeking an operator for an express bus service between Cardiff city centre and Cardiff Airport. The contract will... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Chancellor George Osborne this week announced plans for a high-speed rail connection between Manchester and Leeds as part of a drive to create a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
John W E Helm
Two rail re-openings and three bus rapid transit schemes form the central plank of an ambitious plan to transform public transport in Bristol and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Worcestershire County Council has abandoned plans to abolish all subsidy for local bus services but will press ahead with cuts that save £1.6m... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Glasgow City Council’s proposed segregated cycle lanes in the city centre have been branded “unnecessary, costly and cumbersome” by... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester has ruled out dedicated bus-based park-and-ride facilities in the conurbation, saying they are unlikely to be... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Leeds this week opened its first dedicated bus-based park-and-ride site at Elland Road in the south of the city. The facility has 800 spaces and bus... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
Stagecoach has reported increased profits in 2013/14, with strong performances in its two UK bus business units but a slump in rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Iain Reeve, The Reeve Partnership, Godalming, Surrey GU7
In his recent Viewpoint article, Giles Bailey challenges us to think about the transport provision we need for an ageing society (LTT 16 May). The... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Iain Docherty has been appointed chair of Glasgow’s bus statutory quality partnership board. Docherty is professor of public policy and head of... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
In his speech about creating a ‘Northern Powerhouse’ this week, Chancellor George Osborne revived the idea of elected mayors in the... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
Bus fares went up by the smallest amount across England in over five years, and at the same time bus use went up in every region. DfT statistics... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus users in London who don’t have enough credit on their Oystercard to travel can now make one more journey by going into a negative balance.... continue
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