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Local Transport Today
Regular news
A major revamp to the bus network in Powys is continuing to deliver improved financial performance two years after implementation. Following a... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton
For seniors living in rural areas better served by train than by bus, the senior citizens railcard is not a fair substitute for a bus pass (Letters... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The South East Scotland transport partnership (SEStran) is preparing a new study that could pave the way for demand responsive transport to be... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A Scottish Council looks set to scrap a tendered bus service that receives almost £100 subsidy per passenger carried. East Lothian Council said... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government is to scrap an advisory body on rural communities that has published guidance on rural transport and accessibility. Environment... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is to study the merits of a fuel duty discount to help motorists living in remote rural areas. Fuel prices tend to be higher in remote... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
An evaluation framework to help justify seasonal tourist bus services is being developed by researchers from the Institute of Transport and Tourism... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Mike Crowhurst, Chairman, Railfuture, Leeds
Stephen Plowden and Roger Davies both make sensible points. First, let’s be realistic about high-speed rail. It does not score highly on the... continue
Categories: Railways, Rural, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Highlands and Islands regional transport partnership is to press for changes to the Scottish Government’s concessionary travel... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Buckinghamshire County Council is considering whether on-demand services such as dial-a-ride can provide an alternative to subsidised scheduled buses... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local Government in England is calling on ministers to scrap plans to replace fuel duty rebate for bus operators with a per passenger subsidy. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Cambridgeshire County Council is pressing ahead with trials of signed-only 20mph speed limits  but has dropped plans for a pilot in South... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Derek Halden, DHC
How much public transport should there be? Transport policies imply comprehensive public transport network coverage so that all people’s needs... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Two new schemes to improve accessibility for rural dwellers have been announced by the Northern Ireland Executive. The ‘Dial-a-lift’... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Ralph Smyth, Senior transport campaigner, Campaign to Protect Rural England, London
The DfT spokeswoman who was quoted as saying that the Government had no plans to take the rural road safety measures identified by TRL forward was... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Lincolnshire County Council’s initiatives to promote rural public transport have received national recognition from the Government’s... continue
Categories: Rural, East Midlands
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT is to invite road safety partnerships in England to come forward with innovative proposals to improve road safety – including the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT confirmed this week that it had ruled out a road safety expert’s advice for a re-classified  rural road network of well-engineered... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Commission for Rural Communities has published case studies on accessibility planning best practice to help inform the third round of local... continue
Categories: LTP, Rural, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Powys County Council is reporting a 36% rise in passengers following a revamp of rural public transport that saw many vehicles taken out of use. The... continue
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