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Local Transport Today
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In his speech about creating a ‘Northern Powerhouse’ this week, Chancellor George Osborne revived the idea of elected mayors in the... continue
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Lee Baker
Bus fares went up by the smallest amount across England in over five years, and at the same time bus use went up in every region. DfT statistics... continue
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Bus users in London who don’t have enough credit on their Oystercard to travel can now make one more journey by going into a negative balance.... continue
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Cambridgeshire’s guided busway, which opened in August 2011, had carried 7.8 million passengers by the end of March this year, according to the... continue
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The revisions to Nexus’s bus Quality Contract Scheme proposals have done nothing to placate the area’s three major bus operators –... continue
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Andrew Forster
Bus operators in Tyne and Wear are pledging to cut the Combined Authority’s bill for tendered services by over £2m a year if councillors... continue
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The London Borough of Wandsworth is to close Putney Bridge to vehicles for three months from 14 July for a £1.5m maintenance project. The... continue
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The London Borough of Lambeth has the most bus lane in the capital and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has the least, according to data... continue
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Transport for London is to introduce a new process for engaging with boroughs about bus service changes.  The current approach is based on... continue
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Transport minister  Baroness Kramer this week visited the Queens Drive park-and-ride site in Nottingham, which the city council is promoting as... continue
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Reading Transport chief executive James Freeman is leaving to join First as managing director for Bristol and the West of England. Freeman, who has... continue
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Rik Thomas
Media coverage of the opening of Edinburgh’s new tram line was not, on the whole, terribly positive. The Financial Times, for example, on 30... continue
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Letters to the editor
John Disney, Company secretary: Dales & Bowland CIC, Gargrave, North Yorkshire
Upon returning from a short break using the Shropshire Hills Shuttle it was interesting to read Paul Salveson’s comparison of this operation... continue
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Letters to the editor
Philip Bisatt, Taunton, Somerset TA1
I have just returned from what will probably turn out to be a ‘once in a lifetime’ visit to Australia, much of it spent experiencing a... continue
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Patrick McDonnell
An alert system that warns bus drivers when there is a cyclist in the vehicle’s blind spot is undergoing trials in Bristol. Bus operator First... continue
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Ceredigion Council has explained how it will use its  £717,593 share of the Welsh Government’s £25m Bus Services Support Grant... continue
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Cardiff Council has completed the acquisition of land needed to regenerate Central Square outside Cardiff Central railway station. An... continue
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Stagecoach is in talks with the Welsh Government over the reduction to bus operators’ reimbursement for concessionary travel that comes into... continue
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The dynamics of the competition between bus operator Arriva and a taxibus operator on the route between Liverpool city centre and the city’s... continue
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Edinburgh’s express bus service to the airport should be cheaper and quicker than the city’s new £776m tram line that opens this... continue
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