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Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Bath and North East Somerset Council (BANES) may revive a controversial road proposal to remove through traffic from Bath city centre. Traffic on the... continue
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Detail
Somerset County Council has awarded FirstGroup the contract to run Taunton’s park-and-ride service. FirstGroup’s Taunton-based operation,... continue
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Somerset County Council has extended its relationship with consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) with the award of a nine-year contract to provide... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Prime Minister has signalled that the autumn statement will include road upgrades from the south west to the north east of England. David... continue
Local Transport Today
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Bristol City Council officers say there is no case for introducing a bus Quality Contract Scheme in the city.  The topic of bus regulation was... continue
Local Transport Today
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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
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Bath and North East Somerset Council (BANES) is drawing up plans for a Low Emission Zone for buses and heavy goods vehicles in the central area of... 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
News
The DFT is to extend First Great Western’s franchise by three-and-a-half years to March 2019 upon expiry of the current franchise in September... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Alliance of British Drivers has just named Bristol City Council the ‘Worst council for drivers and mobility choice’, citing the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has defended Network Rail’s practice of replacing some footbridges over railway lines on a like-for-like... continue
Local Transport Today
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Deniz Huseyin
Gloucestershire County Council wrongly allowed contractor APCOA Parking (UK) to take full control of representations against penalty charge notices... continue
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People/consultants
Transport planning and engineering consultant JMP has announced the appointment of James Chequer as an associate in its Bristol office. Chequer joins... continue
Local Transport Today
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A drive to make more Surrey roads pothole-proof has saved taxpayers £4m in one year, Surrey County Council claims, but the council has also... continue
Local Transport Today
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by Rik Thomas
The Department for Transport has announced that it is to provide £34m of funding to build the first phase of the Bristol ‘Metrobus’... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
TRANSPORT LINKS in Bridgwater and Taunton are to be upgraded with funding from the Department for Transport to ensure that adequate infrastructure is... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
A new rapid bus network for Bristol will be built after the DfT announced £34m funding towards the project.  The announcement comes after... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Network Rail has completed a £45m project to double the single-track railway between Swindon and Kemble, which will increase capacity and... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
COUNCILLORS IN Dorset have agreed the next steps towards reinstating passenger rail services between the seaside town of Swanage and the national... continue
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The cost of electrifying the Great Western Main Line has soared way above initial expectations, Network Rail has confirmed.  When plans to... continue
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