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Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
The world's first purpose-built purely electric double-decker bus will enter passenger service in London this year, Mayor Boris Johnson has... continue
Local Transport Today
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Bus users have voiced concern about deteriorating service reliability in London as a result of roadworks, many associated with cycle superhighways... continue
Local Transport Today
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Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has voiced concern about the delivery of the infrastructure improvements on the Fastlink bus priority corridor,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
West Yorkshire Combined Authority has scrapped plans to appoint a director of transport. “The senior management structure originally envisaged... continue
Local Transport Today
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Buses could be banned from London’s Oxford Street – or their numbers dramatically reduced – when Crossrail opens in 2019,... continue
Local Transport Today
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Cornwall Council is to present ministers with plans to franchise the area’s bus network. Cornwall proposed franchising last summer (LTT 8 Aug... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Rhodri Clark
Passenger journeys on Welsh buses reached a record low in 2013/14, according to industry body CPT Cymru.  The long-term decline in bus patronage... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London will begin trials next month of intelligent speed adaptation (ISA) technology on two London bus routes.  The project will... continue
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News
Bus franchising is risky for councils and will deliver few benefits for passengers, says a new report by the TAS Partnership.  “The... continue
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News
Passenger numbers on London Underground continued rising in the year to 31 March but the capital’s bus ridership stagnated and tram patronage... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Stagecoach-owned Megabus.com has launched a network of ‘low fare’ services in Italy using 23 new coaches. Operating bases have been... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Labour candidate Sadiq Khan and Lib Dem favourite Caroline Pidgeon in the contest for London Mayor have backed Oxford Street pedestrianisation after... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport commissioner Sir Peter Hendy last night told London's Evening Standard that buses can now be removed from Oxford Street given the increase... continue
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People/consultants
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) has appointed Martijn Gilbert as the cha... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Government subsidies are increasing overall economic inequality with the richest ten per cent receiving more than treble what the poorest get,... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The DfT is commissioning research to help evaluators compare how projects perform with predictions made in business cases.  The Department says... continue
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News
FirstGroup has won a five-year contract to operate services to the University of York, ousting current incumbent Transdev. The contract includes a... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Spending on cycling and funding for Transport for London has been cut as part of a £545m programme of asset sales and budget reductions at the... continue
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Detail
FirstGroup has ordered 385 buses worth £77.7m for delivery this financial year to its UK businesses. Northern Ireland-based Wrightbus will... continue
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News
FirstGroup’s revenue fell 9.9% to £6.051bn for the year ending 31 March 2015 ((2014: £6.717bn) but group operating profit increased... continue
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