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Paul Johnson, chair of the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP)
Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership (SWLEP), like many other LEPs, has had to be reactive to the requirements of central government.... continue
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The late summer and autumn of 2013 has seen residential personalised travel planning (PTP) take place in a number of local communities across... continue
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In brief
Rail service frequencies between Swindon and Westbury in Wiltshire are to be enhanced with funding from the DfT’s Local Sustainable Transport... continue
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Wiltshire Council is planning a £52m increase in road maintenance spending over the next six years to tackle a backlog of repairs. The council... continue
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Somerset County Council is to extend its highways works contract with Skanska for at least one year and probably two. Skanska inherited the Somerset... continue
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The DfT has designated four Better Bus Areas in which Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) paid to operators for commercial services will gradually be... continue
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City Car Club has won a tender from Cheshire West and Chester Council to provide a car club in Chester. The firm is providing eight vehicles in the... continue
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South Gloucestershire Council has become the first in the country to use a new cloud-based traffic management system.  The council is trialling... continue
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Luton has now joined an exclusive but growing band of BRT schemes under development in the UK. BRT UK’s conference gave delegates the chance to... continue
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Letters to the editor
Julie Boston, Friends of Bristol Suburban Railways campaigns organiser, Bristol BS6
Whatever the strength of feeling against Bristol’s bus rapid transit plans (Letters LTT 20 Sep), nothing will improve until campaigners and... continue
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FirstGroup is to cut bus fares in Bristol following a major review commissioned in response to pressure from local politicians and the... continue
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Detail
Stagecoach is inviting expressions of interest for the supply of a fleet of suburban electric multiple units for South West Trains to increase... continue
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The DfT has extended FirstGroup’s contract for the Great Western rail franchise by 23 months until September 2015. A further contract extension... continue
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In brief
FirstGroup’s West of England bus subsidiary has begun accepting the local currency, the Bristol Pound, as payment for travel within the city.... continue
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Local authorities in the Bristol area are pressing the DfT to commit to electrifying local rail lines to complement the committed electrification of... continue
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Letters to the editor
Chris Holme, Bristol BS3
I note with interest councillor Brian Allinson’s reply to Gavin Smith (Letters LTT 9 Aug). As a resident of Ashton Road and a daily... continue
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Detail
FirstGroup has taken over the operation of the park-and-ride service in Truro in a five-year contract awarded by Cornwall Council. The service from... continue
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People/people
John Parkin has been appointed professor of transport engineering at the University of the West of England in Bristol. He moves from the University... continue
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Letters to the editor
Councillor Brian Allinson, Chair of the West of England Joint Transport Executive Committee, Bristol BS2
One of your regular correspondents, Gavin Smith, has made an incorrect statement about the use of Ashton Avenue bridge, that whilst it seems small,... continue
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Transport campaigners in Bristol this week claimed the city’s mayor had to retain a controversial bus rapid transit project because of a secret... continue
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