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South Portland City Council in the US is investing US$123,800 in developing a new automatic vehicle location (AVL)/computer aided dispatch (CAD)... continue
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Market
Though more familiar for other business services, Xerox has taken recent steps to develop a role in transport data analysis and use. Its interest in... continue
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People
Sir Brian Souter is to take over as chairman of Stagecoach next  May when Sir George Mathewson retires, despite concern that the UK corporate... continue
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Secondary stories
London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced that he is looking at plans to construct a network of elevated cycle paths alongside the capital’s... continue
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People/people
Public transport operator Stagecoach has announced that its current chief executive, Sir Brian Souter, is to move to the role of chairman next May.... continue
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People/people
RAND Europe senior research fellow Andrew Daly has received the Lifetime achievement award at this year’s International Association for Travel... continue
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Letters to the editor
Malcolm Bulpitt, Loose, Maidstone ME15
Oh dear, Paul Withrington really cannot escape his self-imposed time warp (ibid).  Apart from in parts of eastern England, the idea of... continue
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Main editorial comment
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In these pages last month we observed that tackling climate change appears to have slipped down the list of transport policy priorities and asked why... continue
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Viewpoint
Philip Bates, Buro Happold
Last month’s announcement by the DfT of proposals to upgrade and possibly toll the A14 has reignited the debate about user tolls on our roads.... continue
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Lead Story
Transport operator National Express saw its revenue fall by 17% in the six months to 30 June, down from £1.12bn in the first half of 2011 to... continue
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News
THE STAGECOACH group has launched a new corporate app to allow investors, analysts and the media quick and easy access to key information and the... continue
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News
NETWORK?RAIL has launched an international rail consultancy business as part of what it describes as “a wider reform agenda which has seen us... continue
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Media monitor
On 3 July Guardian columnist George Monbiot informed the paper’s readers that he had changed his mind about the theory of ‘peak... continue
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Regular news
Inflatable ‘air bag’ rear seatbelts will soon be available in the UK as an optional extra in the new Ford Mondeo model, at a cost of... continue
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Technology News
Los Angeles-headquartered Boingo Wireless has signed an agreement with US East Coast company Transit Wireless to manage and operate wi-fi internet... continue
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Bus News
The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority (PSTA) in Florida, USA, has unveiled a new informational video series called ‘Bus Buzz!’,... continue
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Technology News
US mobile comms specialist TeleCommunication Systems (TCS) has chosen transit and pedestrian navigation service supplier HopStop to provide public... continue
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Bus News
Calgary Transit is installing a CAN$14.5 million full-scale computer-aided dispatch and automatic vehicle location (CAD/AVL) system developed by... continue
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Bus News
Trueform Engineering, designers, manufacturers and installers of public transport  system infrastructure, have been acquired by UK based private... continue
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Products & Services
San Franciso’s Muni plans to install a network of high-tech behavioural recognition surveillance cameras on its subway. They will be used to... continue
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