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Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
Life as a councillor continues to be interesting. I’ll come to the saga of our bridge works in my Golcar ward later but first I’ll... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Watching a video of transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin’s first appearance before the House of Commons’ transport committee I was... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Your article ‘Councils revive 1960s plan for new motorway across the Peak District’ raised the spectre of a 50-year old outrageous ghost... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
THE?DFT?is inviting highway authorities in rural parts of England to come forward with plans to establish 40mph zones on minor roads. The invitation... continue
Local Transport Today
Interview
Hundreds of bus services have been lost across the country in recent months as councils cut tendered service budgets. But how do passengers cope... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Network Rail has re-established a road link in north-west Scotland that has been closed following a rockfall in December. The closure of the A890... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local Transport Minister Norman Baker has announced a series of reforms aimed at delivering more innovative and higher quality bus services, and... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 5 March business journalist Ross Clark used a column in The Times to urge the Government to do something to alleviate the plight of people in... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Darlington Borough Council is to withdraw funding for all tendered bus services by the end of this year. The council currently spends £140,000... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Councillors in Cambridgeshire will consider a programme next week to withdraw subsidised bus services in the county in tranches over the next three... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
An architectural competition to design “beautiful bus stops” for the Lake District could be launched later this year as part of a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
New guidance to improve village street environments has been published with the endorsement of the Chartered Institution of Highways and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Motorists, rail passengers and public transport users in London will all benefit from the Chancellor’s decisions this week to defer or reduce... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has ruled out extending the statutory concessionary fares scheme to community transport services. The House of Commons transport select... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Cambridgeshire County Council plans to launch three local transport franchise pilots this winter, with the  aim of delivering public transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David Hurdle - Spalding, PE11
As a resident of Lincolnshire I commend the county council’s CallConnect services. However, just to balance up your article I would mention a... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Chris Wood - Community Rail partnerships manager, Community Rail Norfolk, Norwich, NR1
It is sad that the Scottish rail industry’s Initial Industry Plan (IIP) takes such a limited view of small railway stations. It points to 22... continue
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
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