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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors have approved the principle of installing a bus shelter in a Scottish town against the wishes of the local community council and Police... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The South West Scotland regional transport partnership (SWESTRANS) is to appoint consultants to refresh the case for new stations at Eastriggs and... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
Local Transport Today
In brief
East Lothian and Scottish Borders councils are pledging to fund 40% of the estimated costs of two new rail stations on the East Coast Main Line at... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Scottish Government is preparing a strategy to encourage people to walk more.  “We aspire to achieving levels of walking on a par with... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A heavy rail link or a tram-train would be the best way to increase public transport’s share of passenger trips to/from Glasgow Airport,... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Transport Scotland has awarded Serco the 15-year franchise to operate the Caledonian sleeper service, with the operator pledging a new fleet of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Serco has been selected by Transport Scotland to manage the new 15-year franchise for the Caledonian Sleeper service. From next April, Serco will be... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
Local Transport Today
In brief
East Lothian Council is to pilot signed-only 20mph speed limits in parts of three towns: Tranent, Cockenzie and North Berwick.&n... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus operators in Aberdeen and parts of Aberdeenshire have launched multi-operator day and weekly tickets under the Grasshopper branding. The day... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Scottish Government has announced a fifth round of its Green Bus Fund, which will be worth £4.75m and is expected to secure 40-45 new low... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport Scotland is seeking a new funding model to deliver enhancements to rail lines in Scotland that primarily benefit cross-border... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Dougie McDonald has joined consultant Peter Brett Associates as director of transport for its Scottish and North of England operations. McDonald has... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
ON 6 May, The Edinburgh Evening News, which has long been a staunch critic of the delays and cost overruns that have become synonymous with... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A statutory bus Quality Partnership scheme is under development for bus services in Inverclyde. As well as covering two bus corridors the QPS would... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Scotland’s first minister Alex Salmond has thrown high-speed rail into the debate about Scottish independence by announcing a study into... continue
Categories: Railways, England, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Motoring organisation the Alliance of British Drivers has criticised cycling groups and the Green Party in Scotland for campaigning for a change in... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Scottish Government has announced a further funding boost for cycling north of the border, with £4.5m being awarded to Cycling Scotland... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The use of temporary fixed speed cameras should be considered as a way of enforcing speed limits on local roads, says North Lanarkshire... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A leading campaigner for the Borders railway re-opening has criticised Transport Scotland for failing to build-in possible future capacity expansion... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
Local Transport Today
News
Transport Scotland has awarded a CH2MHill/Fairhurst joint venture the contract to design the dualling of over 27 miles of the A9 between Glengarry... continue
Categories: Road building, Scotland
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