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In June's issue:

  • Election result heralds an end to austerity
  • What to expect from a hung parliament – TT experts' views
  • Clean air strategy 'must tackle congestion'
  • Oxford Bus goes contactless
  • Dockless bike hire for Manchester and Salford
  • Transdev and Delphi in autonomous vehicle partnership
  • Scottish Transport Award winners
  • Croydon poised for regeneration
  • HS2 rolling stock design
  • Enhanced partnerships will need new strategies
  • A nudge towards better travel choices
  • Alstom rethinks urban transport

Also in this issue:

Election result changes the debate

Election result changes the debate


By David Fowler, Editor, Transport Times

Following an election that raised as many questions as it answered, some points are nevertheless clear. Labour's dramatically better-than-expected performance was built on a number of factors, but what stood out was a rejection of austerity...

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Sixties symbol eyes resurgent future

Sixties symbol eyes resurgent future


It became known as the quintessential 1960s town, with flyovers and high-rise office blocks bestriding the centre. But Croydon is undergoing a transformation, as an ambitious £5bn regeneration programme gets under way, promising growth, jobs and new housing. Improvements to transport, from large-scale road and public transport schemes to extensive walking, cycling and public realm projects, will provide crucial underpinning to the works....

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Enhanced partnerships will need new strategies

Enhanced partnerships will need new strategies


By David Leeder, Managing Partner, Transport Investment Limited (TIL)

For decades, UK bus operators have sought to contain economic regulation, while local authorities have consistently argued for increased powers. As with some medieval siege, nobody can quite remember when the fighting broke out, and entire careers have been spent on policy battles without either side giving up an inch of territory. It is not inaccurate to say that this Hundred Years' War has its origins in the 1920s, with regulatory victories for the authorities in 1930 and 1968, and the operators in 1986.

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