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Local Transport Today
People/people
Ian Drummond has left Leicestershire County Council where he was assistant director, transportation, and is freelancing as a transport policy... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Stephen Clark has joined the DfT as deputy director for phase two of HS2, which will extend the proposed line from the West Midlands to the North... continue
Local Transport Today
News
HS2 Ltd’s spending on professional services contracts for phase one of the HS2 project is heavily over budget, figures reveal.    The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Government has signed off £13m for new spine and distribution roads to open up access to proposed developments enterprise zones. The... continue
Parking Review
Business News
NSL has retained its parking contract with Nottinghamshire County Council for a further five years, to 2019, with the possibility of a one-year... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Leicester City Council is considering a citywide ban on pavement parking. A consultation finished at the end of April, with around 300 people... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
William Barter calls the average 170 passengers on a Virgin train “an abstraction” (Letters LTT 2 May). It is not my fault the number... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Northamptonshire County Council is exploring developing a strategic alliance with its highway services contractors, Kier and WSP, whereby the parties... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
A project to bring self-driving vehicles to the streets of Milton Keynes moved a step closed as a Coventry-based firm RDM Group was selected to make... continue
Categories: Car use, East Midlands
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Leicestershire County Council is expected to approve plans next week for four ‘community bus partnerships’ (CBPs) that will see local... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
I am delighted to see that my Viewpoint article in LTT  04 Apr (‘High-speed rail is a great idea but HS2 is being led by the wrong kind of... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington adds to the nonsense spoken about capacity by opponents of HS2 (Letter LTT 18 Apr). The figure of 170 passengers per Virgin train... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
As Parliament prepared to vote this week on the latest stage of the Bill that will, if passed into law, see the HS2 high-speed rail line built,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Nottinghamshire County Council wants to take over the role of managing local bus service registrations from the Traffic Commissioner. The council has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The minister for HS2, Lord Deighton, has said he agrees with the central thesis of a new report which claims that there is a weak link between... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Network Rail has appointed consultant WSP to conduct a feasibility study into closing level crossings on the East Coast Main Line between London and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A consortium of banks has agreed to finance the deployment of 65 new Hitachi Super Express Trains for use on the East Coast Main Line. The new trains... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government should consider operating trains over High Speed 2 initially at reduced speeds so as to limit carbon dioxide emissions, say a... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
HS2 is not, as claimed by Graham Nalty, a great idea being led by the wrong kind of people (Viewpoint LTT 4 Apr). It is a disastrous idea being by... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
William A M Barter, Towcester, Northants NN12
As the Second Reading in the House of Commons of the HS2 Phase One Hybrid Bill approaches, the arguments against constructing the line become yet... continue
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