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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter

Calls are being made to boycott the new park-and-ride service in Brislington after ongoing complaints from frustrated passengers.
So far 330 people have signed a petition against the current performance on the 904, claiming it has been running late and is overcrowded.
The problems have developed since London-based transport operator CT Plus took over from First Bus last month.

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By Bristol city councillor Tim Kent on the bendy bus schemes

THE choice for Bristol couldn’t be more stark. Condemn another generation of commuters to the misery of rush-hour congestion – and employers to millions of pounds in costs and lost income as the traffic jams lengthen – or join with the city council in seeking a solution.

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By Tim Kent, Bristol City Council executive member for transport 

I felt it important to answer some of the points that have been made about our proposals for Bus Rapid Transit and to make it clear why we believe that Bristol needs this scheme.

Many people have commented about the need for more investment in rail and a better service on our urban rail network.
We agree. We need more investment, at least a 30-minute service to all our stations and an expansion to new stations.

But we cannot ignore the other transport problems nor think rail can solve all our transport needs.

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By Marc Rath / m.rath@bepp.co.uk

AN access road could be created for an M32 park and ride – even though Bristol City Council does not know if it will ever get Government funding to build it.

The road will be created off the motorway between junctions 1 and 2 as part of the bendy bus route from Hengrove to Bristol northern fringe, if the Government awards funding to the project in December.

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By Sam Rkaina, Local Government Reporter / s.rkaina@bepp.co.uk

BRISTOL City Council has been accused of ignoring its own consultation after deciding to push ahead with a showcase bus route for Fishponds, despite ongoing objections.

Work is set to begin on the Fishponds Road route this week, as part of the £78-million Greater Bristol Bus Network project.

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From the West of England Partnership

The four West of England Councils have joined forces to submit five bids to Government for funding for major transport improvements in the area.

The Cabinet and Executives of Bath & North East Somerset, Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire have agreed that the bids should be submitted by the deadline of 9 September this year.

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By Rachel Gardner

A GROUP of residents from St George are angry about plans to remove around 20 mature trees to expand a car park.

But Bristol City Council claims the proposals will make the area safer and put an end to fly-tipping and anti-social behaviour.

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