Transport Minister, Norman Baker, has confirmed to local transport bodies (LTBs) the funding allocations for local major transport projects from 2015. Those LTBs/LEPs where the principle of ten year funding has been agreed through city deals receive confirmed allocations for six years at the annual level indicated in January 2013. They also receive an indicative […]
Praise for the Mayor of London’s Road Task Force’s (RTF) plan for the city’s transport network has come from the Chartered Institute of Logistics & Transport (CILT). CILT applauds it for being ‘inclusive’, claiming it will get the best out of its road network for everyone who uses it. One of the set of proposals’ […]
Countries in the Organisation for Economic and Co-operation and Development (OECD), which includes the UK, invest on average around 1% of GDP on road and rail infrastructure. It has remained at this figure since 1995. According to the International Transport Forum (ITF) of the OECD, the fact that the share of GDP dedicated to transport […]
Edinburgh Bus Tours has retained its five star rating from VisitScotland. The operator was first awarded the tourist organisation’s highest grading in October 2011. Edinburgh Bus Tours claims it is now the third most popular paid for attraction in Scotland after Edinburgh Castle and Edinburgh Zoo. In 2012, over 500,000 visitors boarded its tour buses. […]
Arriva Midlands has launched three new Wrightbus bodied VDL SB200 single deckers onto its Burton on Trent and Derby services. Representing an investment of £450,000, the buses each feature free Wi-Fi, CCTV and E-leather trimmed seats. Two of the vehicles will be utilised on the X38 route, a direct service between Burton on Trent and […]
Some roads will be closed in the capital during the Prudential RideLondon cycling event on 3 and 4 August. It will affect roads in central London on the first day and roads in the east, central and south west London and Surrey on the second. Visit www.prudentialridelondon.co.uk/Getting_Around/Road_Closures.htm for further details.
Optare has received a conditional offer of £1.5m in funds from the fourth round of the government’s Regional Growth Fund (RGF). The RGF is provided through the Department for Business, Innovation & Skills (BIS) to support projects and programmes to create economic growth and sustain private sector employment. The bus manufacturer is one of 102 […]
A new independent body is being established in Scotland to help drive up standards in bus travel and promote the needs of passengers to transport policy makers. Bus Users Scotland will be working with partners across the country including the Scottish Government, local transport authorities and bus operators to support passengers and improve services. The […]