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Editorial Comment
Robert Jack
Technology has the ability to inspire. If you ever watch television you will have seen Barclaycard’s ‘waterslide’ advertisement. A... continue
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Reflections
One of the major reforms being considered in the Department for Transport’s current review of rail franchising is the way risk is shared... continue
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Politics Lead Story
Robert Jack
This month will see the start of the party conference season and the case for supporting public transport will be put forward at fringe meetings in... continue
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Business
James Dark
Government-owned train operator East Coast is negotiating to take delivery of one of the new Pendolino trains being built to increase capacity on the... continue
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Business Lead Story
Robert Jack
On the subject the government’s transport spending plans, we’ve heard from politicians, industry leaders and users. But now we have an... continue
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BRT Report
Ian Mathie is the Programme Manager for the South East of Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran)
My first encounter with real time passenger information (RTPI) was during family holidays spent in Europe. Most of the major cities I visited already... continue
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Viewpoint
Anonymous
So, the press is fixated at the moment of an analysis of the coalition’s first 100 days. Overall, you would have to say they have not done a... continue
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Viewpoint
George Muir
Even on holiday, someone would lean across the table, retsina in hand, wine dark sea behind, the perfume from hot thyme in the air and say,... continue
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Viewpoint
Dr. Paul Salveson
We are in a very different situation following the general election in May. The coalition government is organising a ‘bonfire of... continue
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The Big Question
Neil Renilson, Former Chief Executive of Transport Edinburgh
To achieve its budget the Department for Transport has two tools - cutting costs and increasing revenue. Almost all the attention so far has been on... continue
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The Big Question
Keith Ludeman, Chief Executive, Go Ahead Group
The Treasury’s May announcement of Department for Transport cuts of £683m gives some clues. Popular concessionary bus fares will stay but... continue
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The Big Question
Tom Harris, MP for Glasgow South and Former Transport Minister (2006-2008)
Longer rail franchises would save significant mounts of money, both for the Department for Transport and for train operating companies, simply by... continue
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The Big Question
Michael Roberts, Chief Executive, Association of Train Operating Companies
Investment in Britain’s railway is vital to keep pace with demand which is expected to double in the coming decades. The investment programme... continue
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The Big Question Title
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Rail News
Trains used on Arriva Trains Wales mainline service are to be upgraded thanks to a funding deal reached by the Welsh Assembly Government and the... continue
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Bus News
Optare has confirmed that diesel-electric hybrid versions of its Solo and Versa models have successfully completed certification trials to satisfy... continue
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BRT Report
Graham Jones, Transport Planner, Parsons Brinkerhoff
American public transport - transit, as it’s known - has been enjoying a renaissance. Congestion and fuel prices have boosted ridership in the... continue
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Bus News
Bus operators and PTEs have united in defence of the Bus Service Operators’ Grant (BSOG). In a joint statement issued on July 15, David Brown,... continue
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Viewpoint
Richard Hebditch, Campaigns Director, Campaign for Better Transport
We’ve all known for a long time that cuts to transport spending will come but the shape of those cuts is still not clear. What has become... continue
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Future
Andrew Garnett
Stagecoach launched the first of 56 new hybrid vehicles at its Oxford bus operation last month as ministers in Westminster and Holyrood announced... continue
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