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Viewpoint
Anonymous
So, the press is fixated at the moment of an analysis of the coalition’s first 100 days. Overall, you would have to say they have not done a... continue
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Viewpoint
George Muir
Even on holiday, someone would lean across the table, retsina in hand, wine dark sea behind, the perfume from hot thyme in the air and say,... continue
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Dr. Paul Salveson
We are in a very different situation following the general election in May. The coalition government is organising a ‘bonfire of... continue
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The Big Question
Neil Renilson, Former Chief Executive of Transport Edinburgh
To achieve its budget the Department for Transport has two tools - cutting costs and increasing revenue. Almost all the attention so far has been on... continue
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The Big Question
Keith Ludeman, Chief Executive, Go Ahead Group
The Treasury’s May announcement of Department for Transport cuts of £683m gives some clues. Popular concessionary bus fares will stay but... continue
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The Big Question
Tom Harris, MP for Glasgow South and Former Transport Minister (2006-2008)
Longer rail franchises would save significant mounts of money, both for the Department for Transport and for train operating companies, simply by... continue
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The Big Question
Michael Roberts, Chief Executive, Association of Train Operating Companies
Investment in Britain’s railway is vital to keep pace with demand which is expected to double in the coming decades. The investment programme... continue
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Rail News
Trains used on Arriva Trains Wales mainline service are to be upgraded thanks to a funding deal reached by the Welsh Assembly Government and the... continue
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Bus News
Optare has confirmed that diesel-electric hybrid versions of its Solo and Versa models have successfully completed certification trials to satisfy... continue
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BRT Report
Graham Jones, Transport Planner, Parsons Brinkerhoff
American public transport - transit, as it’s known - has been enjoying a renaissance. Congestion and fuel prices have boosted ridership in the... continue
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Bus News
Bus operators and PTEs have united in defence of the Bus Service Operators’ Grant (BSOG). In a joint statement issued on July 15, David Brown,... continue
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Viewpoint
Richard Hebditch, Campaigns Director, Campaign for Better Transport
We’ve all known for a long time that cuts to transport spending will come but the shape of those cuts is still not clear. What has become... continue
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Future
Andrew Garnett
Stagecoach launched the first of 56 new hybrid vehicles at its Oxford bus operation last month as ministers in Westminster and Holyrood announced... continue
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Bus News
Transport Minister Norman Baker has played down fears that Bus Service Operators Grant could be scrapped, saying the government recognised the... continue
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Bus News
Bus operators have called on the government to retain the Bus Service Operators Grant, noting that its withdrawal could lead to significant problems... continue
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World
The cash-strapped Greek government is investigating the possible privatisation of a number of public assets in a move that aims to reduce the... continue
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Projects
Chancellor George Osbourne confirmed that five planned rail upgrades will go-ahead in last month’s emergency budget. The Tyne & Wear Metro... continue
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Projects
The deadlock of a contractual dispute over construction of Edinburgh’s tram scheme appears to remain unresolved in the wake of a council... continue
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Projects
Last month transport minister Norman Baker told MPs that bus regulatory policy would be left untouched until after the Competition Commission... continue
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