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Pulhams Unveils Innovative App to Transform Passenger Experience

In an exciting development for travellers, Pulhams has introduced a cutting-edge mobile app designed to streamline and enhance the passenger experience. The app boasts an array of features aimed at simplifying the travel process. Passengers can now effortlessly plan their journeys, stay updated with real-time travel information, and purchase both travel passes and multi-trip tickets in advance or while waiting for their bus. A standout feature of the new app […]

today15/03/2024 29

Economy

EZ-Charge Advocates for VAT Reduction on Public EV Charging to Boost Electric Vehicle Adoption

In a move to promote electric vehicle (EV) adoption, Oxfordshire-based charge point operator EZ-Charge urges the UK government to cut VAT on public EV charging. The aim is to create an incentive for more drivers to transition to electric vehicles. Tackling VAT Disparity Public EV charging is currently subject to a 20% VAT, which is notably higher than the 5% rate for drivers who charge at home. EZ-Charge argues that […]

today09/01/2024 40

Development

Thame and Wallingford among latest areas to have 20mph limits approved

Wallingford and Thame are the latest Oxfordshire towns to embrace a safer and healthier lifestyle by implementing 20mph speed limits in residential areas. This initiative, part of a broader movement to enhance street safety, was approved on 14 December by Councillor Andrew Gant, Oxfordshire County Council's Cabinet Member for Transport Management. Alongside Wallingford and Thame, 16 other locations have been given the go-ahead for this change. The list of areas […]

today15/12/2023 55

Economy

North Oxford Corridor Project Wins National Sustainability Accolade

Oxfordshire County Council, in collaboration with their longstanding contractor Milestone Infrastructure, received accolades in three distinct categories at the Highways Awards. This recognition is attributed to their joint efforts on the north Oxford corridor improvement initiative. The primary goal of the north Oxford corridor initiative is to provide more convenient access to Oxford's city centre, streamline bus travel times, enhance pathways for cyclists and pedestrians, and bolster local residential and […]

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Travel

Oxfordshire’s Final Call for 20mph Zone Applications

Communities in Oxfordshire are being reminded of an impending deadline if they hope to instate 20mph speed limits in their localities. The window for applications is swiftly closing, as Oxfordshire County Council caps off a successful 20mph programme initiative that began in February 2022. With the first two phases of the project already oversubscribed, localities have a brief opportunity to join the third and conclusive phase, set to be rolled […]

today16/10/2023 41

Economy

Marston Cycle Path in Oxford Reopens Ahead of Schedule

Oxford's well-trodden Marston cycle lane, which provides a vital link between Marston and the city centre, has reopened. Notably, the refurbishment efforts have culminated two weeks earlier than originally planned. Essential repair works were carried out on the Fignon Cycle bridge due to the previous structure's deteriorating state, which posed potential dangers to both cyclists and pedestrians. The renovation was also crucial for the safety of boaters navigating below the […]

today09/10/2023 73

Travel

South Oxfordshire Road Enhanced Using Eco-Friendly Resurfacing Method

A road north of Berrick Salome, near Wallingford in south Oxfordshire, has been recently upgraded using an innovative and environmentally friendly resurfacing technique, thanks to a collaboration between Oxfordshire County Council, Milestone Infrastructure, and Stabilised Pavements Limited. Pioneering Technique Known as in-situ cold recycling, this advanced method reuses all existing surfacing material, substantially reducing carbon emissions by approximately 71%. This translates to a savings equivalent to removing over 100 petrol […]

today25/09/2023 40

Travel

Oxford’s Discounted Park & Ride Deal Extended to April 2024

In an effort to promote sustainable travel, Oxford City Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Oxford Bus Company, and Stagecoach have agreed to extend the discounted combined parking and bus travel ticket at Oxford’s Park & Rides until April 2024. Originally launched in October, the combined ticket has made commuting to the city centre both convenient and cost-effective. The ticket, priced at £4 for a car with a single adult and £5 […]

today18/09/2023 27

News

Neil Butler joins Oxford Bus Group as Finance Director

Oxford Bus Group has announced the appointment of Neil Butler as the new Finance Director. Neil boasts an illustrious background in corporate finance, with managerial stints at Vodafone UK, KPMG, and his recent role as Finance Director for the luxury furniture brand, OKA. Speaking about his new position, Neil shared, “I am proud to be joining at a time where the business is expanding and making a number of significant […]

today21/08/2023 22

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