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Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in North East England hope to have a pay-as-you-go smartcard for public transport operational by “autumn/winter 2013”.... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Sheffield bus partnership is consulting on changes to bus services in the city. The partnership was launched last October and pledged to conduct... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Readers in London wanting to live in a place with a slice of transport history now have two choices. As we have previously reported, part of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
FirstGroup has launched a new airport express service between Cardiff Airport and the city centre. The 20-minute frequency service, which operates... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The Irish Government is considering introducing a limited measure of bus franchising. The industry is currently dominated by the two state-owned... continue
Local Transport Today
News
FirstGroup’s Manchester subsidiary has bought the bus operations of Finglands Coachways Ltd for £50,000. Finglands, which is owned by... continue
Local Transport Today
News
FirstGroup has refuted a newspaper report suggesting it wants to cut services in the West of Scotland. The Herald newspaper made the claim in a story... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The City of York Council is introducing improvements to bus routes from this month to increase bus use by 18% by 2015/16, through a package of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
There were 21% fewer registrations of buses and coaches over the year to July as the sector continues to struggle. The Society of Motor Manufacturers... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority has agreed to introduce quality contracts, which it says will deliver better bus services while... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new body is being set up to represent bus users in Scotland. Bus Users Scotland will be based in Edinburgh but have bus compliance officers across... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus services in Peterborough are to be cut as the city council reduces its subsidised services budget from £1.1m to £600,0... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Ray Bentley, Bere Alston, Devon PL20
Phil Goodwin’s article on peak car was prefaced with the credentials of Transport Reviews, the academic journal that carried his literature... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David Bayliss, London Transport’s director of planning 1984-1999, Beaconsfield HP9
Julian Peddle (ibid) refers to the table I included in my letter published on 28 June and asked if a version covering a later period could be... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Peter Nash, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10
Sir Peter Hendy’s letter (LTT 12 Jul) refuting Julian Peddle’s statement (LTT 14 Jun) that London receives six times the level of bus... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Nottingham’s two biggest bus operators have endorsed the council’s bid to the DfT’s Better Bus Area 2 (BBA2) grant regime –... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Susan Mullen has been appointed the Confederation of Passenger Transport’s regional manager for North West England. She is currently senior... continue
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