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Bus News
The bus industry has broadly welcomed the results of the Comprehensive Spending Review. However, Simon Posner, chief executive of industry trade... continue
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Rail News
There has already been criticism of plans to increase rail fares by RPI+3% for three years from January 2012, announced as part of the Comprehensive... continue
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In brief
Andrew Garnett
Chancellor George Osborne has now delivered the coalition government's Comprehensive Spending Review and the impact for transport is starting to... continue
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In brief
Reports this morning suggest that transport investment in London will escape major cuts in the government's Comprehensive Spending Review. BBC London... continue
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In brief
Andrew Garnett
After the long wait since the election of the coalition government in May, today will see chancellor George Osborne finally announce the results of... continue
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Bus News
Cuts to local buses risk driving people out of work and locking others into welfare dependency, Citizens Advice and the Campaign for Better Transport... continue
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In brief
In the four years since the government introduced free bus passes nationally for senior citizens, local authorities and operators have been caught up... continue
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Bus News
The Department for Transport has announced the winners for the second round of the Green Bus Fund. The scheme aims to encourage and help bus... continue
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Bus News
Ahead of next week's Comprehensive Spending Review announcement, The Passenger Transport Executive Group has today made public the case that it put... continue
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Politics Lead Story
Robert Jack
This month will see the start of the party conference season and the case for supporting public transport will be put forward at fringe meetings in... continue
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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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Rail News
The final composition of the parliamentary transport select committee has been revealed. It will continue to be chaired by Liverpool Riverside MP... 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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In brief
The Liberal Democrats have criticised redundancy and early retirement payments at the Department for Transport under the previous Labour... 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
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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Rail News
There was little mention of transport in today's (Tuesday) emergency budget, but chancellor George Osbourne said that the coalition government would... continue
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People Lead Story
The coalition government today revealed the salaries of 172 civil servants whose salaries are higher than that of the prime minister... continue
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