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The world’s first retro-fitted fully electric double-deck bus entered service in York this week. The 15-year old vehicle, owned by Transdev and... continue
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A wristband capable of alerting visually and hearing impaired bus passengers to their approaching stop is to be tested by the Transport Systems... continue
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Transport for London has launched the procurement process for a new advertising contract covering, for the first time, London Underground, London... continue
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Souter Investments has acquired the New Zealand long-distance coach operator Naked Bus for an undisclosed sum.  Souter Holdings already has... continue
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Andrew Forster
UNCERTAINTY surrounds plans for a major traffic and public realm scheme in Brighton after last week’s local elections saw the Green Party lose... continue
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Lee Baker
Transport operator Arriva has hailed a year of growth and said its success in the UK and across the EU "positions us to take advantage of transport... continue
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Lee Baker
The Lib Dems today say that a priority for a coalition they enter will be a low emission zone network and to make all buses and taxis ultra-low... continue
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Britain’s Traffic commissioners should give up responsibility for overseeing bus service registrations, with the function transferred to local... continue
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Derbyshire County Council is to conduct a review of public transport provision in the county. The Labour-controlled council had drawn up plans to cut... continue
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Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has given more detail about  the £30m Strathclyde bus investment programme, a component of the... continue
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Dundee City Council is to establish a public social partnership (PSP) to deliver public transport services in the city.  PSPs allow the public... continue
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The Colchester Cycling Campaign has criticised Essex County Council for removing cycle lanes close to Colchester North station to make space for bus... continue
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Andy Gibbons, Nottingham City Council’s head of public transport,  is being seconded to the DfT on a part-time basis to provide advice on... continue
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Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council are exploring the feasibility of trialling the UK’s first double-decker wireless electric... continue
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Government grant to encourage public transport and active travel use should offer local authorities a mix of revenue and capital grant in order to... continue
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Nottingham City Council has placed an order with Chinese firm BYD for 13 fully electric buses to operate the city’s park-and-ride services.... continue
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Lee Baker
Plaid Cymru has unveiled its manifesto for the 2015 Westminster elections, vowing to fight for more funds to upgrade Wales' transport system,... continue
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Stagecoach Group is to spend almost £85m on the purchase of nearly 470 new buses and coaches for services in the UK and mainland Europe in... continue
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FirstGroup has appointed Wolfhart Hauser as its new chairman to succeed John McFarlane. Munich-born Hauser has been chief executive of Intertek Group... continue
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John WE Helm
Bus passengers in York and Nottinghamshire are the most satisfied with their journeys,  according to the annual Bus Passenger Survey conducted... continue
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