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Issue 362 - 15 May 2009: Features
Passenger Transport Management Awards 2009 : The Shortlist

Passenger Transport Management Awards 2009 : The Shortlist

Some of Britain’s top transport managers will go head-to-head over the next six weeks in an award scheme designed to recognise and reward their skills, talent and commitment. The competition covers all levels of management throughout the UK’s bus, rail and rapid transit industries. The Passenger Transport Management Awards are being presented this year for the second time, and the shortlist was announced last week in a ceremony at... continue

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Lothian lays out its strategy to return to the good times

Lothian lays out its strategy to return to the good times
Andrew Garnett

2008 was something of an Annus Horribilis for Lothian Buses. After a golden 10-year period, which saw significant fleet investment, innovation in new products and a 40% growth in patronage that culminated in Lothian scooping the prestigious UK Bus Operator of the Year award in 2007, a culmination of factors made life increasingly fraught for the council-owned firm. Such were the problems that the respected municipal took the drastic step of... continue

Interview
Serco in quest to build £1bn transport business

Serco in quest to build £1bn transport business
James Dark

Like many other senior transport professionals of his generation, Nick Brown started his working life as a BR management trainee. But the way his career has developed since then has given him a truly unique perspective on the transport industry, its development and the difficulties it currently faces. At National Express Group, Brown’s CV included spells as managing director of train operating companies Midland Mainline, Central Trains and... continue