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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
London and regional city leaders have united to urge an end to "centralised decision-making" which means that "transport decisions are evaluated... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
“Big transport infrastructure projects tend to follow the same narrative as an episode of Grand Designs,” The Guardian reported on 3... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bristol City Council has drawn up proposals to manage a £9m escalation in the costs of the city’s first MetroBus bus rapid transit... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
THE DFT is consulting on plans for allocating the £976m annual road maintenance budget to England’s local authorities outside London over... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities and local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) in England are waiting to discover if the Chancellor will award further Local Growth Fund... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Network rail may have to cut back or delay major enhancements because the current programme is unaffordable.  The DfT and NR are conducting a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Hampshire County Council has highlighted the challenges of delivering the big programme of transport improvements planned for the area. “There... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The bus industry is pressing the Government to retain Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) in England. Industry lobby group Greener Journeys has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
South Gloucestershire Council expects to save £1m a year of public transport expenditure by commercialising tendered services and reducing... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Hertfordshire County Council is to consult on a revised package of bus cuts that are even deeper than previously planned. The council’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Tram passengers in London could be charged a premium over bus travel in order to fund further investment in the network.  Unveiling a 15-year... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Councils in Wales face a 4.3% cut in funding from the Welsh Government in 2015/16. The figure includes an average 3.4% cut to councils’... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Scotland’s bus policies are shaped by the financial donations made by Stagecoach Group chairman Brian Souter to the ruling Scottish National... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is scrapping the complex formula that was to determine the level of ‘earn back’ payments Greater Manchester receives for... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
Cutbacks in state support for UK rail franchises have depressed FirstGroup financial results for the first six months ended 30 September 2014. Group... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Every £1 of public money spent on the Cycle City Ambition Grant and Cycling in National Parks schemes could deliver social benefits worth... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Sustrans is consulting on the first five chapters of its cycle-friendly design manual, aimed at engineers and planners. The draft chapters just... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
an elected mayor of Greater Manchester could be handed the power to franchise bus services under a groundbreaking agreement struck between the... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Jo Baker, Mott MacDonald
As a veteran of the last three major waves of multi-modal studies I cannot argue with the DfT view that they have not delivered the desired outcome,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
West Yorkshire PTE has challenged the conurbation’s bus operators to further improve their partnership offer if they want to avert the... continue
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