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New Transit
Bus News
A trio of 11m-long Optare Versa EVs now entering service with Travel De Courcey in Coventry are the largest battery-powered electric buses currently... continue
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Products & Services
A demonstration run by the UK’s first hydrogen-powered locomotive was a feature of the seventh International Hydrail Conference on July 3-4,... continue
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Cover Story Detail
David Crawford
Scotland is giving top-level status to the role of public authorities in promoting better passenger information. In a pioneering collaboration,... continue
New Transit
Business Lead Story
Daniel Wright
Legal action, petitions, pleas to the UK Parliament, and plans for competing flights by dissapointed rival Virgin have followed the naming of First... continue
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People
Richard Parry has been appointed to be managing director of the new Intercity West Coast franchise just awarded to First Group. He headed the bid... continue
Parking Review
Articles
Patrick McDonnell
Street wardens in Birmingham’s city centre are having a significant impact in providing a safe and pleasant environment for residents,... continue
Parking Review
Technology
As the home of the Austin, MG and Rover car companies for a century, Longbridge is a name long associated with the automobile. Car manufacturing... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Electric vehicle charging company POD Point is offering free home charging units worth over £1,000 to electric and hybrid vehicle owners in... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Bus operator Arriva Midlands has announced that it is to take over the 61-vehicle strong operator Midland’s bus business in a deal that is... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has been forced to delay awarding the West Coast main line franchise to FirstGroup after Virgin Trains launched legal action over the... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Details emerged this week of how the UK’s first ‘spontaneous’ urban car club is to  operate.  German car manufacturer... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Leaders of the seven metropolitan district councils in the West Midlands have rebuffed an attempt by the Integrated Transport Authority to develop a... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, President, Drivers’ Protest Union, Sutton-on-Sea, Lincolnshire
The profiteers of road safety must be salivating at some of the schemes being promoted lately. Evidence of this can be found in your story about West... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The DfT this week awarded FirstGroup the West Coast Main Line franchise in a deal that will see the rail operator pay the DfT £5.5bn (net... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment
Peter Stonham
Of the challenges facing the transport system, some are familiar and resource-hungry – such as strategic investment in the highways and rail... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Three councils – Shropshire, Worcestershire and Staffordshire – have agreed to jointly deliver services in an initiative that they say... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Half of motorists caught breaking the speed limit by speed cameras in the West Midlands conurbation opted to pay £80 to attend a speed... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in Birmingham have approved proposals to extend Midland Metro to support a £450m redevelopment on the western edge of the city... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Leaders of the seven West Midlands districts were meeting this week to consider the Integrated Transport Authority’s plans for a transport fund... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The five judicial review hearings into the Government’s decision to go ahead with the London-West Midlands high-speed line will begin on 3... continue
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