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Local Transport Today
Regular news
A signalling project to increase train frequencies between Plymouth and Penzance is the top major transport priority of the Cornwall and Isles of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The destroyed train line at Dawlish in South West England has reopened after eight weeks of repairs by Network Rail. The line is reopen to services... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Gavin Smith, Transport for Greater Bristol Alliance Bristol BS3
Bristol’s long-standing transport planning problems have not one but two sources: a democratic deficit, and fantasy economics. But help may be... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
More details have emerged of the taskforce to be set up to improve rail links to Devon and Cornwall following the destruction of the sea wall on the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Cornwall Council plans to buy 35 buses with the help of the Government’s new Local Growth Fund grant. The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Rupert Cox will take over as managing director of Stagecoach West on 1 June from Ian Manning who is retiring. Cox is currently acting operations... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Public bike hire providers are being invited to bid to provide a system in the New Forest National Park, the first rural scheme in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Five options for providing a new rail route into the Far South West of England have been suggested in a discussion paper by rail consultant... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
All 15 local highway authorities in South West England have joined the South West Highway Alliance, a voluntary partnership to drive efficiencies in... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Andrew Smith is to succeed Derek Lott as managing director of Bournemouth Transport Ltd (BTL), which is part of the RATP  Group and trades as... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Simon Newport has been appointed general manager of First Dorset whose operating territory covers Poole, Dorchester, Weymouth, Portland, Bridport,... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Stuart Baker has been appointed head of local growth at the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership. He was manager of Transport for South Hampshire and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
About 20 docking stations and 300 bikes will feature in the New Forest’s proposed public bike hire scheme, the first large-scale rural bike... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Ray Bentley
I define the Far South West (FSW) as the two Local Enterprise Partnership areas of Cornwall and Heart of the South West – basically Somerset... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The UK’s first large-scale rural bike share scheme looks set to be built in the New Forest. The scheme, due to start in April 2015, will... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Approval to spend £20.6 million on the transport infrastructure around the Temple... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Highways Agency is consulting on plans to impose a 60mph speed limit on a three-mile section of the M3 in Surrey because of air pollution... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
One of the key pieces of evidence that signed-only 20mph limits lead to increased levels of walking and cycling is fundamentally flawed, according to... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
Gavin Smith once again misses the point about local services in Bristol (ibid). Far from having the rump of a bus rapid transit scheme, the city... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Councillor Brian Allinson, Chair, West of England Joint Transport Executive Committee, (Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire Councils)
Far from lacking ambition on local rail services in the West of England I would like to point out to Gavin Smith (Letters LTT 07 Feb) the... continue
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