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A40 park and ride site built – with no road to access it

23/04/2024

Oxfordshire County Council has almost finished work on an 850-space park and ride site, but delays mean it will not be in use for years.

Stop treating transport as a culture war, Government told

03/04/2024

The Prime Minister’s rhetoric ‘fabricating’ a war on motorists has been ‘incredibly unhelpful’ and does not reflect public opinion, according to a think-tank.

Council-run bus services cut by 90%

02/04/2024

Over 90% of council-run bus services have been cut since 2010, a new analysis has revealed.

Brabin to take control of West Yorkshire buses

15/03/2024

West Yorkshire mayor Tracy Brabin has confirmed that she will take forward proposals for bus franchising from 2027 onwards.

TfL hands boroughs another £80m for streets

31/01/2024

Transport for London (TfL) has announced up to £80.4m for boroughs to improve public transport, make walking and cycling safer and create new school streets.

Councils get new steer on motorbikes in bus lanes

23/01/2024

The Department for Transport (DfT) has updated its guidance for councils on allowing motorcycles to use bus lanes.

Mayor Burnham criticises fee-paying clean air zone

14/12/2023

Public investment in buses and taxis will improve air quality in Greater Manchester faster than a fee-paying clean air zone (CAZ), Mayor Andy Burnham says.

Million more public transport commuters needed, think-tank says

29/11/2023

The largest cities in Britain should aim to boost the number of public transport commuters by nearly one million to reduce congestion and pollution, a think-tank has said.

Campaigners warn of ‘silent war’ on bus services

28/11/2023

Bus services have seen a dramatic decline over the past 15 years, with provision decreasing by more than 60% in 80 local authority areas, research reveals.

Bus firm 'must roll up sleeves' to resolve strike

09/11/2023

A North East transport boss has slammed a bus company for its response to a long-running industrial dispute, which he said is causing real harm to people across the region and damaging its bus network.

Demand responsive buses won't fill gap, CCN says

25/10/2023

Three in four large rural councils in England are rolling out demand-responsive transport (DRT) bus services but councils have warned that they are not financially sustainable or a substitute for government bus service subsidies.

Firms want clarity as DfT hands out £150m for buses

23/10/2023

Bus operators have expressed frustration over the Government’s pledge to allocate £1bn of redirected HS2 cash for bus improvements in the North and Midlands.

Controversial Oxford LTNs made permanent

19/10/2023

Three low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) in Oxford are to become permanent, Oxfordshire County Council’s cabinet decided this week.

Bus companies brand Oxford LTNs a ‘failure’

16/10/2023

Low traffic neighbourhoods (LTNs) in Oxford have ‘made congestion worse’ and delayed bus services, operators have argued.

Liverpool to 'take back control' with franchised buses

06/10/2023

The Liverpool City Region will bring its buses back under public control, mayor Steve Rotheram announced today.

£80m bus funding confirmed

29/09/2023

The Government has confirmed the funding allocations of £80m to support local authorities’ bus service improvement plans (BSIPs) in 2024-25.

Call for bus franchising powers for councils

22/09/2023

Local authorities need more powers, including to introduce franchising, to end a 'spiral of decline' in bus service delivery, a new report has said.

‘Up to’ £129m announced in zero emission bus boost

08/09/2023

The transport secretary has announced ‘up to’ £129m to help local transport authorities introduce hundreds more zero emission buses.

Street diverts £40m BSIP cash to subsidise bus firms

04/09/2023

West Midlands mayor Andy Street is to spend nearly half of the region’s bus service improvement cash on subsidies to private sector operators, following a deal with ministers.

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