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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Councillors in Solihull are being urged to drop plans to replace signal-controlled pedestrian crossings with informal courtesy crossings as part of a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Five rail stations in Wales are to benefit from £12m of access improvements for the mobility impaired through the installation of facilities... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Stagecoach HAS given the Welsh Government another week to respond to a threatened Judicial Review of the decision to cut concessionary fares... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The dispute between the UK and Welsh governments over who agreed to pay for the Welsh Valley lines electrification programme, first announced in 2012... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
David Metz
I concluded my previous article by observing that average demand for personal daily travel has stabilised at about a thousand trips a year covering... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
STAGECOACH THIS week threatened to take legal action  against the Welsh Government  and Welsh local authorities over plans to cut... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Local Government Association is calling on the Government to increase funding for the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS). The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Municipally-owned Cardiff Bus has announced a programme of service reductions and fare rises, blaming them on the Welsh Government’s decision... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
You report the cut in the reimbursement rate for carrying free of charge Welsh ‘Seniors’ on buses in the principality (‘Anger at... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in the West Midlands have approved £9.7m of cuts to the levy paid by the seven districts to Centro. The levy will reduce to... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Welsh Bus operators have responded angrily to the Welsh Government’s decision to cut concessionary fares reimbursement by about £8m next... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus service withdrawals, higher fares and staff cuts are among the ways South Yorkshire PTE plans to cope with a 9.7% cut to its budget from... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in the Cheshire area are cutting how much reimbursement they pay bus operators for concessionary travel. Cheshire East, Cheshire... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The London Assembly is calling on Transport for London to increase the amount of time pedestrians have to cross the road. Transport for London... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Cycling is to be permitted in Rotherham town centre’s pedestrian zone under a proposed 12-month trial. The council says the town centre vehicle... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT has circulated new guidance that encourages local authorities not to remove kerbs as part of shared space schemes.  The guidance has... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
John W E Helm
Hidden behind the headline grabbing figures on road traffic growth, accident casualties and public transport use in the latest DfT Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has rejected the House of Commons transport committee’s call for legislation mandating audio-visual systems on buses to help passengers... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Campaigners for the blind and partially sighted are calling on the Government to insist on sound generators being fitted to electric cars. Guide Dogs... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Welsh Government and bus operators were this week trying to finalise an agreement on revised concessionary fares reimbursement arrangements,... continue
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