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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
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton
I welcome your front page news that the DfT has launched a ‘bus market review’ (‘DfT launches bus market review as interest in... continue
Local Transport Today
Interview
John Davies is one of many British Rail managers who left the industry in the 1990s. He left despite – or perhaps because of – his... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 25 January, former transport secretary John Prescott used his regular column in The Daily Mirror to criticise another former transport minister,... continue
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
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