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Bus News
Passengers in Poole, Dorset, can now check bus times by touching their smartphones to tag readers installed in ‘magic bus stops’. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councils in the far south-west of England have outlined revised funding proposals for major transport schemes, which they hope will persuade the DfT... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Local authorities in the Greater Bristol conurbation are offering to raise more than 40% of the costs of their major transport projects locally in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Bus operators in Cornwall are warning that many services could be withdrawn if the council presses ahead with a £2.2m mid-year cut to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has approved an Enterprise Zone for the Sheffield city region based on key development sites along the M1 motorway. The zone is one... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A European funding bid could lead to a trial water-based passenger service along the Dorset and/or Devon coast. Dorset and Devon county councils... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government has approved a Local Enterprise Partnership covering the Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole council areas.... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The first bus statutory quality partnership scheme (QPS) in England to include minimum frequency and maximum fare provisions will come into force in... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
First Group is to operate a number of tendered bus services in Bristol on a commercial basis from September. First says the change will save the city... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bath and North East Somerset Council (BANES) this week scrapped plans for a segregated bus rapid transit (BRT) route and new park-and-ride site in... continue
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Two months ago, Volo TV became the first company in the world to offer rail passengers on train movies, using its seat-backed screens installed on... 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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A bicycle hire scheme using Brompton folding bikes is being launched later this month at a train station in Surrey. Train operator South West Trains... continue
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Transport consultant Steer Davies Gleave is working with the West of England Partnership office — comprising Bath & North East... continue
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Bus News Lead Story
Connex Transport Jersey is using a computerised fleet maintenance system is enabling to efficiently run its 84-bus myBus fleet and closely manage... continue
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Technology News
Yellow Buses has launched a smartphone app for its journey planner. The system uses GPS navigation tracking to enable both iPhone and Android users... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Dorset's partner operators will have exclusive access to new service contracts awarded by the council. The first such service will be the Weymouth... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Dorset County Council has established a new bus depot near Dorchester that will be used both for its own vehicle fleet and  by operators that... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
Cuts to council budgets, reductions in concessionary fares reimbursement and lower Bus Service Operators Grant payments: it’s a toxic mix that... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A community-funded bus service has been launched in Bristol linking Temple Meads railway station with the city centre. The Saturdays-only FreeBus is... continue
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