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Local Transport Today
In brief
Business lobby group London First has launched a pro-aviation campaign, Let Britain Fly. Members include the Canary Wharf Group, Sir Robert McAlpine,... continue
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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
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Detail
Consultant Jacobs Engineering has won a £2m contract from the Highways Agency to assist the team developing the £1.5bn package of road... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
MPs have voiced concern about the DfT’s handling of the Thameslink project to deliver more north-south rail capacity through the... continue
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Regular news
Cambridgeshire County Council is hoping the DfT will jointly-fund the review of the council’s guided busway contract because of the lessons it... 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
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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
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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
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Letters to the editor
David Bayliss, Beaconsfield HP9
In his letter about high-speed rail, Keith Rogers points out that the Chiltern line could provide additional capacity between London and Birmingham... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Keith Rogers, Stockport SK7
In the HS2 debate, a pertinent question is whether the cities and regions served by the scheme would choose HS2 – if they had a free choice on... continue
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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
Main editorial comment
Airports Commission chairman Sir Howard Davies faces an enormous challenge in coming up with a set of proposals capable of ending decades of... continue
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Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
When Governments are faced with a seemingly intractable problem, they are often attracted to the idea of setting up an independent commission to look... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
Heathrow – owner’s submission Heathrow Airport has proposed three options for a third runway: north, north-west, and south-west of the... continue
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Regular news
COUNCILS on the route of the proposed East West rail line between Bedford and Oxford are finalising how to raise their £50m contribution to the... continue
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Regular feature
Sir Howard Davies must have one of the toughest jobs in Government. Twelve months ago the former chief of the Audit Commission and the CBI was... continue
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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
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Detail
Norfolk County Council this week named Mouchel the winner of its highways design and professional services contract. Mouchel will take over from Mott... continue
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Regular news
Ten local authorities this week took their case against the Government’s high-speed rail plans to the Supreme Court.  The court was... continue
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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
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