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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Deputy Prime Minister has claimed that under a Conservative-only Government spending on essential infrastructure like roads and railways and on... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The threat of a judicial review against Transport for London’s flagship east-west cycle superhighway was receding this week, after it emerged... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John WE Helm
Bus passengers in York and Nottinghamshire are the most satisfied with their journeys,  according to the annual Bus Passenger Survey conducted... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London has dropped its target for cycling to have a 5 per cent mode share in the capital by 2026.  The target, included in mayor... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Transport for London has outlined the steps being taken to strengthen its staffing and evaluation capabilities to meet mayor Boris Johnson’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 5 March London’s Evening Standard announced on its front page (pictured below) that: “London’s pollution shame was today laid... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The number of people killed or seriously injured in road traffic accidents is a poor measure of the health impacts of transport, a West Yorkshire... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A big shake-up to bus policy in the West Midlands conurbation could be looming as the Integrated Transport Authority aims to boost patronage and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A design competition is underway for the refurbishment and regeneration of Preston’s iconic bus station. Lancashire County Council has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
More than 1,400 people were injured in incidents involving buses in London in the final three months of 2014, according to figures released by... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
Transport for London’s decision to drop its 5 per cent mode share target for cycling is of more than just local interest because many public... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Deniz Huseyin
The way Transport for London (TfL) deals with customer complaints is in need of an urgent re-think, states a review by the London Assembly Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Oxford’s bus operators have criticised pteg’s report on the city’s SmartZone interoperable smartcard ticket, saying the conclusions... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The North East Combined Authority (NECA) is reviewing how Nexus, the Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Executive, is governed. The PTE, established... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London has appointed Arriva to operate the capital’s first all-electric bus route, the 312 service between South Croydon and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus operators in Aberdeen have announced how they will deploy a fleet of ten hydrogen buses, procured for the £19m Aberdeen City Council-led... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Glasgow City Council is calling on the Scottish Government to simplify procedures for implementing bus Quality Contracts. Glasgow is a member of the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Oral hearings into the plans of Nexus for a Quality Contract Scheme in Tyne and Wear have been delayed until July after the PTE asked the QCS... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin overruled the advice of his most senior civil servant in making the replacement of the ‘Pacer’... continue
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