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SPT orders throw-away smart tickets

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport is procuring disposable smartcard tickets for use on the Glasgow Subway. The ITSO tickets will be used for single, return and all-day tickets on the underground, complementing period smartcards. The supply contract will run for four years, with the option of a two-year extension.... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Tunbridge Wells procures car club

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council in Kent is inviting tenders for a ‘back-to-base’ car club. The town’s existing scheme is provided by Co-Wheels. The council will provide no financial support in the new contract but council staff will use the club during working hours via the... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

City seeks hydrogen bus operator

Birmingham City Council is inviting bus operators to bid for the contract to operate, manage, maintain a fleet of at least 20 hydrogen buses (LTT 13 Oct). The seven-year contract would commence on 1 March 2018 and run to 28 February 2025. The buses will be delivered in March 2019.... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Westminster seeks two car clubs

Westminster City Council is procuring a fixed (back-to-base) car club and a floating car club. Zipcar currently operates a back- to-base car club in Westminster, the contract for which has been extended via a waiver until 31 January.... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Profits slide at WYG

Consultant WYG’s share value fell this week as the firm announced a disappointing set of half year results. Group revenues rose from £73.5m (H1 2016) to £76.2m (H1 2017) but operating profit fell from £2.8m to £1.0m and profit after tax fell from £2.6m to... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

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