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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Cutting values of time for business travellers has had virtually no impact on the value for money of the Government’s high-speed rail plans,... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The DfT has kicked-off the competition to run the East Coast rail franchise from February 2015. A pre-qualification questionnaire has been published... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
John W E Helm
Billed as the largest single construction project after Crossrail, DP World’s new £1.5bn London Gateway container mega-port could change... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
On page 5 of the last issue you carry the seemingly good news that my home city, Nottingham, is to get £11.3m in Better Bus Area funding.... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Chris Oldham, Shewsbury SY4
Following on from recent contributions to LTT about the route of HS2, it has never been obvious why it is proposed to plough up the Chilterns, rather... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
David Smith’s letter of 18 October has the headline “We need high-speed rail but HS2 must be reconfigured”.  Rather than that... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Plans are being drawn up for  on-street trials of autonomous pods in Milton Keynes. The electric vehicles with capacity for two passengers would... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David HT Smith, The Thursfield Smith Consultancy Shrewsbury SY3
The last three editions of LTT have reported some pertinent comments about HS2. This project is in trouble and there is a grave danger of it being... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has designated four Better Bus Areas in which Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) paid to operators for commercial services will gradually be... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The Highways Agency has awarded Amey a five-year asset support contract to carry out maintenance, renewal and low-cost improvements to more than 500... continue
Local Transport Today
News
State-run train operator East Coast paid a record £202.8m premium last year (2012: £188.6 m).  Figures released by Directly Operated... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Derbyshire County Council has expressed concern with the arrangements the DfT has put in place for funding transport improvements in those parts of... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
Your editorial (‘Objectivity or advocacy?’ LTT 20 Sep) raises the question of the reliability of the claim that HS2 will enable the UK... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Richard Threlfall, Partner, UK Head, Infrastructure, Building and Construction, KPMG LLP, Leeds LS1
We are aware of the statistical issues raised by Professor Henry Overman about our report on the regional economic impacts of high-speed rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A forecast that HS2 will deliver £15bn of GDP benefits a year has been criticised by an academic specialist in spatial economics.  The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The incoming chairman of Government company HS2 Ltd has urged Britain’s political parties to form a consensus behind plans for a high-speed... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
A four year framework to handle highways contracts totalling up to £261 million is being commissioned by the Midlands Highway... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Andrew Forster
Campaigners opposed to high-speed rail may consider forming a political party if the Government presses ahead with legislation to cap expenditure by... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
High-speed rail will deliver huge benefits to the economies of cities where stations are built, according to a report commissioned by HS2 Ltd, the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Leicestershire County Council is urging the Government to rethink its commitment to high-speed rail, saying the project cannot be justified at a time... continue
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