Weekly Update 10th April 2017

New statistics reveal decline in bus use

New statistics reveal decline in bus use The latest Department for Transport statistics on bus use make grim reading. Buses are the workhorse of Britain’s public transport network, carrying more than twice as many people as the railways do. But while use of the railways has been soaring, bus patronage has stagnated. And the latest…

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Weekly Update 3rd April 2017

Weekly Update 3rd April 2017

Great South West alliance mooted Local authorities in the south-west of England have held exploratory talks about forming a ‘Great South West’ grouping to rival the Northern Powerhouse and Midlands Engine alliances. The Powerhouse and Engine areas are both preparing plans for statutory sub-national transport bodies (STBs) – Transport for the North and Midlands Connect…

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Weekly Update 27th March 2017

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Will the future of buses bloom in Kent? The county known as the ‘Garden of England’ has emerged as a testbed for cultivating new approaches to bus services. Arriva and Stagecoach, two of the biggest players in the UK bus market, have each launched exciting new trials in Kent this month. And if these seeds…

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Weekly Update 20th March 2017

M25

New funding mechanisms for transport explored New funding models for transport infrastructure have been making headlines. The Chancellor, Philip Hammond, has pledged to work with London mayor Sadiq Khan and London Councils to “pilot a new approach to funding infrastructure”. The mayor’s office says this is a reference to a Development Rights Auction Model (or…

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Weekly Update 13th March 2017

Congestion

What would you do if you had £690m to tackle urban congestion in England? We will soon hear Chris Grayling’s answer to this question. The Secretary of State for Transport will shortly reveal details of a new competition for local authorities to “get local transport networks moving again”, launched by Chancellor Philip Hammond in last…

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