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Technology News
An innovative French scheme appears to have solved many of the financial and operational issues around the provision of Demand Responsive Transport... continue
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Bus News
The Competition Commission (CC) has published a new report setting out evidence showing how three major bus operators, Arriva, Go Ahead and First,... continue
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Bus News
New research published by Passenger Focus has attempted to quantify the importance of rural bus services to their communities. The study examined the... continue
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Bus News
Northamptonshire County Council has unveiled the structure of council-supported public transport services. Tendered services, community transport and... continue
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Viewpoint
Kristine Beuret
Why aren’t taxis treated as a serious part of the public transport mix? It’s surprising that this question hasn’t been answered... continue
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Viewpoint
Alison Dunatov
Why are the terms ‘innovative procurement’ and ‘strategic alignment’ ringing in the ears of transport scheme promoters and... continue
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Business Lead Story
Throughout rural areas of the UK, many local councils have been responding to budget cuts by announcing their intention to drastically reduce... continue
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Bus News
Transport minister Norman Baker has announced a new £10m fund for to rural local authorities to kick-start the development of community... continue
Categories: Funding, Rural bus
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Bus News
Plymouth City Council and local bus operators have signed a commitment to improve the reliability and punctuality of bus services throughout the... continue
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News Lead Story
Andrew Garnett
Transport secretary Philip Hammond has announced funding for 16 transport schemes in the wake of last week's Spending Review. However, the DfT has... continue
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Business Lead Story
Robert Jack
On the subject the government’s transport spending plans, we’ve heard from politicians, industry leaders and users. But now we have an... 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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Bus News
Stagecoach has confirmed details of orders for around 340 buses and coaches worth nearly £50m. The latest orders by the Perth-based transport... 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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The Big Question
Professor George Hazel, Chairman, MRC McLean Hazel
The last 10 years has seen some progress. The image of public transport has improved due to better rolling stock for buses and trains, and the... continue
Transit
Other Columnist
Stephen Morris
There have been a number of weird and wacky schemes to reform BSOG (Bus Service Operators’ Grant) in recent years. There are certain incentives... continue
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Letters to the Editor
Terry Walker, York
Helen Holland of CfIT advocated revising BSOG to provide bus service operators with an incentive for carrying additional passengers (Transit March... continue
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Regular News
Bus users UK has rejected calls by the Commission for Integrated Transport for the government to reconsider reforming the Bus Service... continue
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In brief
Council-owned bus operator Reading Transport has announced a restructure of some of its rural services to meet public requests for more regular... continue
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Bus News
The ComMission for Integrated Transport has called for a large scale, long-term pilot to assess how shared taxi services could transform rural... continue
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