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Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport and health practitioners in Bristol are examining the causes of non-collision cycling accidents. According to NHS Bristol, more than 8,500... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Electrification more of Britain’s rail network could be put on the back burner if the Government wants to make savings in rail spending,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The European Commission is to investigate claims that proposed road schemes in the south-west of England would breach European wildlife law. The... continue
New Transit
End of the line
One of the tales that has made Ryanair’s Michael O’Leary infamous is his purchase of a Dublin taxi licence so he can drive in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
North Somerset Council has backed plans to expand Bristol International Airport but has referred the decision to the Secretary of State. The airport... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Paris operator RATP has acquired Transdev’s London United and Bournemouth bus businesses following the merger of Transdev and Veolia in early... continue
New Transit
Bus News
Stagecoach has announced the significant expansion of its Megabus intercity coach operation in the UK with a number of new routes. The move will see... continue
New Transit
Rail News
Andrew Garnett
Stagecoach subsidiary South West Trains is to invest over £2m in regenerative braking technology on 200 of its trains. The first two trains,... continue
New Transit
Bus News
Four directors at First’s Devon &?Cornwall bus operations went ‘back to the floor’ for a day last month in a move that aimed to... continue
New Transit
In brief
New open access operator Go Co-operative has given details of its planned Yeovil-Midlands service. The not-for-profit operator’s first route... continue
Local Transport Today
News
ACIS has won a £5m contract to supply the real-time information system for Dorset County Council’s Weymouth Showcase scheme, which... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
May Gurney has won a £130m, ten-year contract, which will involve forming a joint venture company (JVC) with Torbay Council to deliver front... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bristol-Bound rail passengers spending more than £25 on their ticket will be entitled to free  bus travel in the city under a three-month... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has backed stage one of Greater Bristol’s bus rapid transit plan. Transport minister Paul Clark visited Bristol to announce that the... continue
New Transit
End of the line
Last month’s story about railway-themed pubs seems to have opened a can of worms. Reader Barney Butterrell has suggested the Old Station Inn in... continue
New Transit
News Lead Story
March has seen a steady stream of voter-friendly funding announcements for public transport projects ahead of the coming general election. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Progress of plans
Work on building the Twin Sails Bridge could start this month following the DfT’s award of Full Approval status and a capped funding... continue
Local Transport Today
Progress of plans
The DfT last week announced Full Approval status for Somerset County Council’s ‘Third Way’ project – a new road linking the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Devon County Council is to use the South West’s pump-priming infrastructure fund to help deliver new roads east of Exeter. The South West... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
South Gloucestershire Council has approved plans to allow goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes to use its morning peak high occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes... continue
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