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Transport Secretary open to backing tough new laws on dangerous cyclists. [subscription]

Mark Harper says he will consider proposals that could bring penalties in line with those imposed on convicted motorists

CPT urges Mayors to prioritise coach and bus

The Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT) has written to the nine recently elected Mayors in the North and Midlands of England to urge them to prioritise coach and bus in their policy decisions.

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  • Additional funding available to improve truckstopsLorry drivers across England could benefit from more parking spaces, better welfare facilities and safer rest areas as the Government opens up bids for more funding to improve truckstops. On Tuesday 7 May, Roads Minister Guy Opperman has confirmed that truckstop operators in England will be able to bid for up to £315,000 each to markedly improve their facilities. Upgrades could include new showers and restaurants, as well as better lighting and secure fencing around rest areas so drivers can feel safer and sleep with greater peace of mind. The measures could also create new parkin...

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  • One year in: Highland Council bus pilot ‘a success’The Highland Council’s decision to run its own bus services is saving money and allowing it greater scope, it says, one year after the first buses arrived
  • First takes over Hovertravel’s HoverbusSolent hovercraft service operator Hovertravel has awarded First Bus Solent a contract to operate its Hoverbus service, which connects the hovercraft’s Southsea terminal, from where it offers a crossing to and from the Isle of Wight, to a number of bus stops across Portsmouth.
  • Wrightbus unveils European growth planThe Northern Irish firm has plans to double its workforce and ramp up production to 26 buses per week

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  • Fifteen firms on track for £3.5bn of rail workNetwork Rail has named a raft of big-name contractors on a panel to deliver £3.5bn of infrastructure works in the East of England. The operating body appointed 15 firms including Morgan Sindall, Amey and Bam to its Eastern Routes Partnership (ERP). The framework will deliver…

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