Raising age of free bus passes for older people “not ruled out” by SNP

An SNP Minister has refused to rule out raising the age for older people to enjoy their free bus pass. Jim Fairlie gave “no commitments” when asked for a reassurance on the current qualifying criteria, reports the Daily Record. Labour MSP Monica Lennon, who quizzed the Minister, said: “The new minister quite clearly refused to rule out raising […]

Bus passengers on the rise with £2 bus fare cap

Bus passenger numbers across Devon are on the up and it’s hoped that the recent Government announcement to extend the £2 bus fare scheme could encourage others to get on board, according to Devon County Council. The £2 single fare cap has now been extended until the end of 2024. The move will be applauded […]

Norwich’s first electric buses have hit the streets

Norwich’s first zero-emissions electric buses have hit the city’s streets today. Seven brand new electric double deckers, owned and operated by First Bus, are now serving passengers on the Pink, Red, Orange and Blue lines. These vehicles are the first of a fleet of seventy that are being rolled out over the coming months, to […]

Construction begins on £26m transport hub in Cheltenham

Building work has begun on the £26million Arle Court Transport Hub in Cheltenham. Kier Construction has broken ground on the site of Hatherley Lane with the existing park and ride now partly closed. It will be transormed into a four-storey building which will include an 848-space multi-storey car park, covered waiting area, information desk, café […]

Tens of millions of pounds to be spent completing transport projects in Liverpool

Tens of millions of pounds are to be spent getting some of Liverpool’s major transport network projects across the line including the much maligned Lime Street development. Half a dozen schemes across the city, including completion of the significant upgrades in and around Liverpool’s main train station, will be advanced through funding secured by the […]

£11m to make Nottingham’s buses faster, easier and greener

Nottingham City Council has announced it will invest £11.4m over the next three years to make bus journeys in Nottingham faster, easier and greener.  Nottingham’s buses are already award-winning, environmentally friendly and generally considered the best outside of London.   Now, building on existing projects currently being delivered through the Transforming Cities programme, this funding from […]


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