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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The shortfall of £4.5m in Government funding for Norfolk’s concessionary bus fare scheme has been reduced by £1.2m after a campaign... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cambridgeshire County Council has begun using satnav service provider TomTom’s HD Flow system to monitor congestion and journey times on its... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The developer of Northstowe new town, which lies immediately south of the Cambridgeshire guided busway, looks likely to build a busway through the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Cambridgeshire’s guided busway has far exceeded first year patronage expectations and is proving an attractive alternative to driving,... continue
Parking Review
Parking Policy
Parking charges are set to drop for patients and visitors, but will rise for staff at Ipswich Hospital. The new tariffs, which started on 1 October,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
by Andrew Forster
CRITICS of Norfolk County Council’s plans to improve roads around Norwich have seized on data showing that a key road junction in the plans has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Cambridgeshire County Council and guided busway contractor BAM Nuttall will go to court in 2014 to settle a protracted dispute about who is owed... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Cambridgeshire County Council has outlined how road user charging could operate on the A14 if the Government proceeds with a billion pound-plus... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
by Andrew Forster
English Heritage is to fight Cambridgeshire County Council’s plan to build a £31m (2014 prices) bypass for Ely, saying the road will... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Your last issue carries several letters claiming that passengers preferred rail travel to buses. This is an assertion often made but never... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus operators in Norfolk have cut fares by 30% for 16-19 year olds under a deal brokered by Norfolk County Council, as part of its £2.6m Better... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The delivery of a major road junction on the eastern side of Norwich faces delay after the Highways Agency postponed the public inquiry. The hearing... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Secretary of State for transport has granted development consent for Network Rail’s plan to build a 1.4km rail chord linking the Great... continue
New Transit
Bus News
UK operator Stagecoach Group is to trial a new smartphone app developed by global mobility solutions specialist Vix Technology, enabling bus users to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Electric vehicle charging company POD Point is offering free home charging units worth over £1,000 to electric and hybrid vehicle owners in... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Airport operator BAA has finally admitted defeat in its attempt to retain ownership of Stansted Airport north of London, after a Competition... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Tom Blackburne-Maze, former technical director at consultant WSP Group, has joined Cambridgeshire County Council as head of assets and commissioning,... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Australian investor Industry Funds Management is planning to buy a 35% share of the Manchester Airports Group to enable the latter to attempt to buy... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Freight Transport Association has voiced concern about the Government’s “significant policy shift” to support road tolls on a... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Philip Bates, Buro Happold
Last month’s announcement by the DfT of proposals to upgrade and possibly toll the A14 has reignited the debate about user tolls on our roads.... continue
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