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Local Transport Today
Feature
When the Dial-a-Bus service CallConnect launched in Lincolnshire ten years ago, it was an innovative response to meeting the mobility needs of rural... continue
Local Transport Today
Articles
Lee Baker
“We need to do things differently. Why spend a lot of money on scheduled services that are not meeting mobility needs?” This is the... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The House of Commons transport committee’s report on bus services attracted some media attention in early August, most notably, at a national... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is reconsidering how to reduce road fuel costs in peripheral parts of the UK after petrol retailers threatened to boycott the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Association of Train Operating Companies has published patronage data for the ten branch lines in England showing the most growth in the last... continue
Categories: Railways, Rural, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Redcar and Cleveland Council is to operate a village bus service to plug gaps left after tendered services are cut. Many tendered bus services are... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
A revamped rural tendered bus network will be launched next month in Bedford borough, following an innovative tendering exercise by the council. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
A programme to cut car use among visitors to the Lake District has secured £4.9m from the DfT’s Local Sustainable Transport Fund... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment extra
A new model for managing rural rail lines at lower cost has been proposed by Sir Roy McNulty’s report into value for money in the rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
A new public transport service operated by a taxi firm will be launched in a rural part of Essex next month. The Dengie Dart in East Essex will have... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new not-for-profit bus company is planning to fill gaps in service provision created by councils cutting tendered services across the country. One... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has published guidance on community transport schemes for local authorities. The guide explains the legislation governing community transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local Authorities in England this week welcomed the DfT’s £10m grant to help them develop community transport services in rural... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bedford Borough Council has invited bus operators to design a new tendered rural bus network to replace the council’s existing route-based... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
On February 7 Guardian commentator Julian Glover devoted his column to a detailed analysis of the Government’s concessionary fare scheme for... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Lee Baker
Local Authorities are  studying new ways of meeting the transport needs of rural areas as budgets for tendered bus services are... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Julian Peddle, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire ST14
The inference of Ray Bentley’s letter regarding falling tender prices for bus services is that bus operators make a large profit on... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Countryside campaigners are planning to trial the use of electric bikes in rural Hampshire. The Campaign to Protect Rural England is working with the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The cost of running rural rail services could be cut by giving local authorities and local communities a bigger say in how they are run, according to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Welsh Assembly Government’s policy of free travel for concessionary bus passholders on selected rural railway lines is generating... continue
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