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Keith Brown: Scottish Government's £8bn transport plans could bring 50,000 jobs

Keith Brown: Scottish Government's £8bn transport plans could bring 50,000 jobs | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Scottish Government spending of £8 billion on major infrastructure projects could support up to 50,000 jobs, Transport Minister Keith Brown has claimed.
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Stagecoach warning over new rules for bus firms

Stagecoach warning over new rules for bus firms | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
A LEADING transport company has warned that plans to strengthen regulations of the Scottish bus industry will damage the quality of the service to passengers.
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Plan to increase lorry speed limit | Herald Scotland

MINISTERS are considering raising the speed limit for lorries on single carriageways to 50mph to help stop long queues of traffic on routes such as the A9, The Herald understands.

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UK Government 'would block plans for publicly-owned trains in Wales'

The UK Government appears to have quashed plans for a publicly-owned train operating company in Wales, by rejecting Scotland’s similar proposals.

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Labour seeks rail franchise delay

Labour seeks rail franchise delay | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Labour urges ministers to delay signing a new contract for the West Coast Mainline franchise until Parliament can review the £10bn deal next week.
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Scottish rail fares to increase

Scottish rail fares to increase | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Regulated train fares in Scotland are to increase by more than 4% in January, it is confirmed.
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Intercity rail journey to be cut

Intercity rail journey to be cut | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Plans are announced to electrify the Glasgow's Queen Street to Edinburgh Waverley train route, cutting 10 minutes from journey times.
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Passenger numbers increase in May

Passenger numbers increase in May | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Aberdeen Airport saw passenger numbers rise nearly 16% in May, with Glasgow and Edinburgh also recording increases.
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Travel group's UK bus sales slow

Travel group's UK bus sales slow | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Travel firm First Group reports an increase in profits but is to sell off more bus assets after weakness in the UK market.
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Scottish Ministers Capsized In Northern Isles Ferry Procurement Challenge - Government, Public Sector - United Kingdom

Scottish Ministers Capsized In Northern Isles Ferry Procurement Challenge - Government, Public Sector - United Kingdom | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
4 Feb 2014 - United Kingdom - Government, Public Sector - Scottish Ministers Capsized In Northern Isles Ferry Procurement Challenge - MacRoberts - On 4 May 2012, Transport Scotland announced that it intended to award a contract to run ferry services from the Scottish mainland to Orkney and Shetland to Serco Ltd. Shetland Line (1984) Limited ('Shetland Line'), challenged the award following a dispute about the 'standstill period'.
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Bosses buzzing after Dundee takes delivery of electric buses

Bosses buzzing after Dundee takes delivery of electric buses | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Bosses buzzing after Dundee takes delivery of electric buses
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£121 million to subsidise Scotland’s ferry services - Local Businesses - The Buteman

£121 million to subsidise Scotland’s ferry services - Local Businesses - The Buteman | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
The amount of money paid out to subsidise Scottish ferry services rose by nearly 20 per cent in the last financial year, according to a new report.
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Brown launches £3m green bus fund

Brown launches £3m green bus fund | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

Scottish Government cash could help put dozens more environmentally-friendly buses on the roads.

 

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Aberdeen set for hydrogen buses

Aberdeen set for hydrogen buses | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
A fleet of 10 hydrogen buses could be on the streets of Aberdeen by 2014, it is announced.
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Transport Scotland deny RMT claim of sell-off of west coast ferry routes

Following the announcement by the RMT union that it is to ballot its members on taking strike action against Caledonian MacBrayne, Transport Scotland has issued...
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Passenger numbers soar at HIAL airports | Herald Scotland

Passenger numbers soar at HIAL airports | Herald Scotland | Business Scotland | Scoop.it

New international links, increased tourism and industrial activity are behind increasing passenger numbers using airports operated by Highlands and Islands Airports Ltd (HIAL).

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Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond is ahead of the pack when it comes to understanding hydrogen technology for cars

Scotland's First Minister Alex Salmond is ahead of the pack when it comes to understanding hydrogen technology for cars | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Salmond is one of the few politicians I’ve met who really understands about fuel and the volatile price of oil...
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Stagecoach buys US firm for £100m

Stagecoach buys US firm for £100m | Business Scotland | Scoop.it
Perth transport group Stagecoach is to buy parts of a US bus firm for about £100m, helping it expand its operations.
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