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Transport for London is considering installing zebra crossings on bus stop bypasses – cycle lanes that go behind bus stops – to reduce... continue
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Lead Story
John WE Helm
Profits in the bus industry have fallen for three consecutive years, and margins are below the 10 per cent threshold necessary for long-term... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Northumberland County Council is to review its network of subsidised bus services using new criteria that include accessibility-based measures. The... continue
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London boroughs will pay £353m in 2015/16 towards the cost of the Freedom Pass, which provides free travel for older and disabled people living... continue
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Neath Port Talbot Council is to withdraw some supported bus services in changes that will save the council £209,000. Operators have agreed to... continue
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The Green Party is pledging to scrap most of the Government’s £15bn road investment strategy for England, with more than half the funding... continue
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Local authorities in the West of England partnership area have ruled out the immediate introduction of access charges for bus operators using the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Political leaders in South Yorkshire are to meet with the area’s bus operators to discuss proposals for enhanced bus services following the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Gavin Smith, Transport for Greater Bristol Alliance, Bristol BS3
Bristol’s least and best loved infrastructure proposals  are both intimately involved in the New Year consultation on the £12m... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
Public transport information centres in South Yorkshire are to close as part of the latest round of cost-cutting by South Yorkshire Passenger... continue
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Regular news
The timescale for building a new ‘rapid transit link’ between Cardiff and Pontyclun, northwest of the city, is unrealistic, a Welsh... continue
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In brief
A new bus station is to be built on the north side of Cardiff Central railway station, adjacent to the existing bus station that is to be demolished... continue
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People/people
David Phillips has been appointed managing director of First Aberdeen, replacing Duncan Cameron who is joining road haulier ABB Craib as performance... continue
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People/people
Jeff Halliwell has been appointed chair of Passenger Focus, which from April will be renamed Transport Focus to reflect its widened remit of... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
There remains a lack of devolution of transport budgets and powers and this will lead to a 'Beeching of the buses' and rail-overcrowding, the... continue
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Regular news
Oyster-style smart ticketing on all local bus services should be delivered in Sheffield, in a city deal announced by Nick Clegg, the deputy prime... continue
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In brief
Fife Council is planning a 25% cut to supported bus service spending as part of a £5m savings programme on transport. Fife has already... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Welsh Government is setting up a company to provide  expertise on three high-profile public transport projects, and has hinted that it could... continue
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In brief
Lancashire County Council is to review its subsidised bus network on an area-by-area basis over the next 18 months. The council spends about... continue
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Regular news
David Metz
For the measures supported by the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) to have lasting impact, they need to be set in a strategic context. Smarter... continue
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