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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has stripped the New Forest National Park Authority of £1.5m of Cycling Ambition Grant after the park scrapped plans for a bike hire... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT is setting up a £25m fund to provide minibuses for community transport operators in rural and isolated areas of England. The scheme... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Every £1 of public money spent on the Cycle City Ambition Grant and Cycling in National Parks schemes could deliver social benefits worth... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Brian Dalton
The Government’s draft Cycling Delivery Plan has been greeted with astonishment by many who recognise that the written word is not as powerful... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Rhodri Clark
A tourism association has rescued a rural Sunday bus service and set up a supporters’ club, in recognition of the service’s benefits for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The National Trust has backed the possibility of a 2.9km tunnel being built to remove traffic from the vicinity of the Stonehenge World Heritage... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Three options for removing the A303 trunk road from the vicinity of the Stonehenge World Heritage Site in Wiltshire are being investigated by the DfT... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
A full study of all modes of transport on the Southern Trans-Pennine corridor (Greater Manchester to South Yorkshire) is urgently required and will... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The New Forest National Park Authority may end up spending just 15 per cent of its £3.57m  DfT cycling grant award in the way the original... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Countryside campaigners are calling on the DfT to abandon its road-based  TransPennine study, saying it  fails to take into account the... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
The New Forest National Park Authority this week killed-off plans for the UK’s first mass public bike hire scheme in a rural area, citing... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Chris Barker, Hornsey, London N8
Paul Salveson’s advocacy of community bus partnerships in surely the way forward for creating seamless journeys to or from places not on the... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
There is growing interest in ‘community bus partnerships’ (CBPs) with authorities such as Leicestershire, South Yorkshire and Merseyside... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT this week announced plans to commission a “major study about rural road safety in the near future”.    ... continue
Categories: Road safety, Rural, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
MPs want a large-scale pilot of a 'total transport' scheme where different transport budgets held by health, social services, transport and other... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
John Disney, Company secretary: Dales & Bowland CIC, Gargrave, North Yorkshire
Upon returning from a short break using the Shropshire Hills Shuttle it was interesting to read Paul Salveson’s comparison of this operation... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
I’m just back from a relaxing week’s holiday in the much under-rated area of south Shropshire. The county is pretty well served by rail,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
More details have emerged of the Welsh Government’s pilot project to trial new ways of delivering rural bus services. The Government last month... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Leicestershire County Council is expected to approve plans next week for four ‘community bus partnerships’ (CBPs) that will see local... continue
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