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Rail News
There has already been criticism of plans to increase rail fares by RPI+3% for three years from January 2012, announced as part of the Comprehensive... continue
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In brief
Andrew Garnett
Chancellor George Osborne has now delivered the coalition government's Comprehensive Spending Review and the impact for transport is starting to... continue
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In brief
Reports this morning suggest that transport investment in London will escape major cuts in the government's Comprehensive Spending Review. BBC London... continue
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In brief
Andrew Garnett
After the long wait since the election of the coalition government in May, today will see chancellor George Osborne finally announce the results of... continue
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Bus News
Cuts to local buses risk driving people out of work and locking others into welfare dependency, Citizens Advice and the Campaign for Better Transport... continue
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In brief
In the four years since the government introduced free bus passes nationally for senior citizens, local authorities and operators have been caught up... continue
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Bus News
The Department for Transport has announced the winners for the second round of the Green Bus Fund. The scheme aims to encourage and help bus... continue
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Bus News
Ahead of next week's Comprehensive Spending Review announcement, The Passenger Transport Executive Group has today made public the case that it put... continue
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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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