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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Lib Dems today say that a priority for a coalition they enter will be a low emission zone network and to make all buses and taxis ultra-low... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government should set up an advisory body on road safety modelled on organisations that investigate safety in the rail and aviation sectors,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Centro and Birmingham City Council have chosen the route for a Midland Metro extension through Digbeth. The first section of the Eastside Metro route... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Swindon Borough Council is planning to establish a strategic transport team to lead delivery of the council’s expanded programme of transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Dundee City Council is to establish a public social partnership (PSP) to deliver public transport services in the city.  PSPs allow the public... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Glasgow’s bike hire scheme registered 48,594 rentals between its launch on the 24 June last year and 1 March, according to the city council.... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The DfT is retaining control of the approval process for about 30 of the biggest local transport major projects in England, in a U-turn from previous... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council are exploring the feasibility of trialling the UK’s first double-decker wireless electric... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
TRL’s 175-page report on roads policing for Thames Valley and Hampshire Police (‘Safety cameras are effective, safety researchers tell... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
‘Standing room only’ is a common complaint when it comes to the UK’s commuter rail services, but information obtained recently by a... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Lincolnshire County Council has renewed its contract with Hourbike for the provision of a bike hire scheme in Lincoln. The scheme was introduced in... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Transport for London is seeking a provider for an electric bike hire scheme initially to be based in the London Borough of Haringey but with the... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Nottingham City Council has placed an order with Chinese firm BYD for 13 fully electric buses to operate the city’s park-and-ride services.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Deputy Prime Minister has claimed that under a Conservative-only Government spending on essential infrastructure like roads and railways and on... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The threat of a judicial review against Transport for London’s flagship east-west cycle superhighway was receding this week, after it emerged... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John WE Helm
Bus passengers in York and Nottinghamshire are the most satisfied with their journeys,  according to the annual Bus Passenger Survey conducted... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London has dropped its target for cycling to have a 5 per cent mode share in the capital by 2026.  The target, included in mayor... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Transport for London has outlined the steps being taken to strengthen its staffing and evaluation capabilities to meet mayor Boris Johnson’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 5 March London’s Evening Standard announced on its front page (pictured below) that: “London’s pollution shame was today laid... continue
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