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Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
ON 25 MAY tens of thousands of Germans descended on north-west London to watch the 2013 Champions’ League final at Wembley Stadium. And the man... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
West Yorkshire has launched the MCard, a new smart ticket for travellers on bus and rail services in the conurbation. The ticketing is a joint... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The City of Edinburgh Council has published financial forecasts for the city’s first tram route, as well as for municipally-owned Lothian... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is to press ahead with devolving Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) for tendered services in England to local authorities, with the funding... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Foster
Local authorities and bus operators appear to have given a lukewarm response to the DfT’s new Better Bus Areas funding competition, with some... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Gavin Smith, Bristol BS3
At the end of June the mayor of Bristol at his cabinet meeting approved in principle a reduced version of the West of England Partnership’s bus... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The first attempt to apply cost-benefit analysis to England’s concessionary travel scheme has concluded that the benefits of free travel to... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Julian Peddle, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
I am grateful to David Bayliss for his table comparing key bus indicators in different parts of Britain for the period 1985 to 1999 (Letters LTT 28... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
I was interested in Julian Peddle’s letter commending partnership work in Brighton, Oxford, Cambridge, Nottingham and commenting that network... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Sir Peter Hendy CBE, Commissioner for Transport, Transport for London, Windsor House, London SW1H
I read with interest Julian Peddle’s letter about bus regulation published in the 14 June edition of LTT. In the current tough economic climate... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
SOME of London’s bus lanes could be used much more flexibly in the future, with different coloured cats eyes informing drivers of their... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Former ScotRail managing director Mary Grant is joining National Express Group as managing director for business development. She joins from high... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Giving councils control over the way money is spent on subsidised bus routes will improve services and provide better value, local transport minister... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Glasgow City Council is preparing to launch the tender process for works to deliver the £40m Fastlink bus rapid transit project. Fastlink will... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The future of the green transport agenda in England outside London was thrown into doubt this week as the Treasury announced that DfT Local... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive is to be abolished as part of governance reforms that should see a Combined Authority overseeing... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus operators in West Yorkshire have criticised the DfT’s new Better Bus Area (BBA 2) grant competition, saying the guidance makes viable bids... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority was this week expected to delay yet again a decision on whether to implement bus Quality Contracts... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Wales saw the sharpest fall in bus passenger numbers of any part of Britain last year but passenger numbers were also down in England and Scotland.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A ‘shared service’ delivery team could be set up to deliver transport improvements in South East Wales. The South East Wales Transport... continue
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