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Cornwall lobbies for transport projects facing Brexit fall-out

Cornwall lobbies for transport projects facing Brexit fall-out
Rhodri Clark

Local government and businesses in Cornwall are lobbying for a replacement investment programme to ensure that planned projects, including improvements to railway signalling, are not... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Trade body welcomes ‘strong action’ against GHA Coaches
Rhodri Clark

Bus industry body CPT Cymru has welcomed “strong action” by Welsh traffic commissioner Nick Jones against bus and coach operator GHA Coaches, which went into administration in July. Jones held a public inquiry on 20 September which related to GHA’s final months. He has yet to... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Average speed cameras cut crashes by more than a third
Deniz Huseyin

The use of average speed cameras cuts the number of crashes resulting in death or serious injury by more than a third, according to a new report from the RAC Foundation. Figures from research firm Road Safety Analysis found that, on average, allowing for natural variation and overall trends, the... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Investment priorities to be set by Labour members
Peter Stonham

Newly re-elected leader of The Labour Party, Jeremy Corbyn, has said he is going to seek a voice for the party's half a million members in deciding which capital investment projects should be prioritized, including major transport schemes.  It marks a further step away from limiting transport... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Bus operators sign Liverpool partnership
Patrick McDonnell

A new deal signed by operators Arriva, Stagecoach and Merseytravel looks set to improve bus services in the Liverpool City Region. More than £25m will be invested in bus services in the first year of a five-year partnership. The Liverpool City Region Bus Alliance is seeking to encourage... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Barnsely bus service saved by partnership

A bus partnership has stepped in to save a Barnsley bus service from cancellation after the original operator Arriva had notified its intention of cancelling the service.  Watersons Coaches, part of the Barnsley Bus Partnership will start running service 193, which operates between Barnsley... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Hybrid double-decker backed by NVN

A project to build a hybrid fuel-cell double-decker bus has received £150,000 from a competition run by the Niche Vehicle Network (NVN). The project to create a range-extended electric bus is being led by Arcola Energy, which is working with partners Alexander Dennis and Warwick Manufacturing... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Response strategy for threatened Welsh buses

The Welsh Government has promised to develop a “local strategy” to respond when bus services are threatened with withdrawal. The pledge is one of five made by economy and infrastructure secretary Ken Skates after a summer in which three significant Welsh bus operators closed. His... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Cambridge set to approve second busway

Plans for a second dedicated busway to serve Cambridge have been backed in a report to the Greater Cambridge City Joint Assembly. The report says the largely off-road bus route would cut current bus journey times to 28 minutes between Cambourne and Cambridge and deliver more housing and more jobs... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

TfGM framework retains WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff

WSP| Parsons Brinckerhoff in Manchester has been appointed to the Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) professional services framework, securing a place on 14 of 21 strategic lots. The company held a positon on the previous two TfGM framework contracts won in 2008 and 2012, and has provided... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

Chargemaster to buy Elektromotive

Electric vehicle charging point supplier Chargemaster is to take a controlling stake in the Elektromotive and Charge Your Car (CYC) network.It has been reported that Chargemaster has paid £500,00 for the 55% controlling stake held by Singapore-based Elektromotive Group, as well as acquiring... continue

30 Sep 2016Local Transport Today News

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