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Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Plans to introduce the UK’s first bus Quality Contract Scheme in Tyne and Wear were scrutinised by a Quality Contract Scheme board last month.... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
This content is part of the feature: Rooney weighs the evidence for Tyne & Wear’s pioneering bus QC Under cross-examination, Tobyn... continue
Local Transport Today
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This content is part of the feature: Rooney weighs the evidence for Tyne & Wear’s pioneering bus QC Gunnar Niels, a partner at... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has launched a statutory post-implementation review of the Mandatory Travel Concessions (England) Regulation 2011. The regulations confirmed... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The cost of replacing local bus service contracts fell in 2014 for the sixth consecutive year, according to the Association of Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester has given more detail of its thinking on future public transport ticketing systems following its decision to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Stagecoach wants the Government to include public interest criteria in the Buses Bill that local authorities would have to satisfy before they could... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is understood to be planning stakeholder roadshows around England next month to discuss the contents of the promised Buses Bill.The... continue
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Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Local government funding cuts are one of the driving forces behind Transport for Greater Manchester’s interest in bus franchising, a senior... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus operator First has announced a price freeze for the majority of its passengers in York, together with a wider range of discounted tickets for... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Andrew Braddock, Yateley, Hampshire GU46
The predictable – and entertaining – spat between Jonathan Bray of Pteg and Adrian Grant of TAS seems to concentrate on whose predictions... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Falkirk Council was this week debating a motion on bus franchising. The motion, tabled by Labour councillor Craig Martin read: “Council agrees... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London is making CIRAS, the Confidential Incident Reporting and Analysis System, available to the capital’s bus operators, giving... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government should introduce tax incentives to promote car sharing to work, according to a think tank.   The recommendation comes in a report... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Bristol City Council is conducting a soft market test for the supply of electronic information points for bus stops on the MetroBus routes in... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Perth & Kinross Council is procuring a real-time travel and city information system for Perth. The council wants a system that can manage,... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Low fare coach operator Megabus.com, part of the Stagecoach Group, has announced the launch of domestic coach services in France, taking advantage of... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Alistair Cox has joined consultant Atkins as a senior managing consultant from Bristol City Council, where he was strategic city transport ma... continue
Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
'Every day transport' such as local roads and footways, buses, and cycling will bear the brunt of the Chancellor's cuts of up to 40%, campaigners... continue
Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
The North East Combined Authority's managing director for transport operations has said at a hearing into its proposed quality contract scheme that... continue
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