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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has lost responsibility for off-street car parking policy in England, with the function being transferred to the Department for Communities... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Office of Rail and Road – the new name of the Office of Rail Regulation – is consulting on how it plans to monitor the performance of... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Government has dropped proposals to ban local authorities in England from using maximum parking standards to limit the volume of parking in new... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has selected 31 major road maintenance schemes in 28 local authorities to receive a share of its £275m challenge fund. As well as road... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has set up a cycle proofing working group to advise public bodies across the UK on ensuring that the built environment is safe,... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Driver’s Union, Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire
I hope that in my defence I may respond to a couple of remarks made about me in your last issue on the matter of cycling.  Sam Jones of the CTC,... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Andrew Fraser, Stirling FK8
Speed cameras are effective, safety researchers tell the police (ibid). So that’s all right then; or is it? I don’t think it is. Just... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
TRL’s 175-page report on roads policing for Thames Valley and Hampshire Police (‘Safety cameras are effective, safety researchers tell... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
Steve Melia asserts that the last Labour Government’s maximum parking standards were flawed because parking in areas surrounding a new... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Matthew Ford, Roads campaigner, Campaign to Protect Rural England, London SE1
I recently attended the launch of Highways England and was surprised to hear so much talk of increasing road capacity in order to relieve congestion.... continue
Local Transport Today
News
An open access rail operator’s plan to launch services on the East Coast Main Line would have a massively detrimental impact on the premium... continue
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News
FirstGroup will retain its Great Western passenger franchise for another three-and-a-half years, the DfT has announced.  The direct award will... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Highways England starts operations today, vowing to upgrade the network to make it safer and more reliable for motorists. The Government-owned... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Over the last year road maintenance budgets increased and 33% more potholes were filled, according to a survey published today. But there has been no... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin today unveils the winners of the competition for £275m funding for major local roads... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Questions have been raised about the future of travel plans for new developments after a court ruling that local authorities in England cannot... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has confirmed a major set of reforms to make parking policy in England more motorist-friendly.  CCTV enforcement will be... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has launched a consultation on the draft version of the new Traffic Signs Regulations and General Directions (TSRGD). Changes to the document... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities and the Highways Agency spent £4.2bn on road maintenance in 2013/14, according to the DfT. Of this, £800m was spent by... continue
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