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FirstGroup has ordered 385 buses worth £77.7m for delivery this financial year to its UK businesses. Northern Ireland-based Wrightbus will... continue
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FirstGroup’s revenue fell 9.9% to £6.051bn for the year ending 31 March 2015 ((2014: £6.717bn) but group operating profit increased... continue
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Scotland’s regional transport partnerships (RTPs) have added their voice to concerns that street designs in new housing developments are... continue
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A smartcard ticket is being explored for public transport on the Shetland Isles. Michael Craigie, lead officer for the Zetrans regional transport... continue
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Councillors in Edinburgh have agreed to cut the operating hours for many of the city’s bus lanes.  An 18-month experimental traffic order... continue
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Bristol City Council is investigating procurement options for a new park-and-ride contract. The city currently supports services from three P&R... continue
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Devon County Council’s cabinet this week approved £1.76m of cuts to the council’s public transport budget, following a... continue
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Councillors in Northumberland have approved a £200,000 cut to the council’s £2.4m tendered services budget for bus services. The... continue
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The DfT has given the go-ahead for the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR) and  acknowledged the Planning Inspectorate’s suggestion... continue
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Five architects have been shortlisted to redesign Preston’s listed bus station. Ninety-three submissions were made to the competition run by... continue
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The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership is commissioning consultants to develop a transport investment plan for the area, which covers Portsmouth,... continue
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Priorities for urban transport in England have been set out in a new policy paper prepared by pteg, the body representing strategic transport bodies... continue
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Rhodri Clark
Welsh Government “bus priority” funding has been awarded for works that do not include bus priority measures, leading to a claim that... continue
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Bus passenger numbers in York are continuing to grow, according to figures supplied to the city council by operators. Patronage has risen from 14.1... continue
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Kent County Council has identified ways to fill a £1.4m  shortfall in its new child bus pass.  The Young Persons Travel Pass costs... continue
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West Yorkshire Combined Authority is drawing up plans for bus franchising, saying partnership proposals put forward by operators are inadequate. The... continue
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London’s public transport networks are carrying about 500 million more passenger journeys a year than they were five years ago, according to... continue
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South Yorkshire PTE insisted this week that partnership working with bus operators was the way forward despite figures showing that Sheffield’s... continue
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Brian Dalton, Purley, Surrey CR8
You report Oxfordshire County Council criticising new housing developments for not providing enough room for buses (“Street design in new... continue
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On 2 June The South Wales Evening Post told its readers about who pays to transport children to school. “Cutting school transport costs is on... continue
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