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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Institute of Fiscal Studies has spelt out the implications of the four biggest parties' manifestos for transport as a department not protected... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The International Monetary Fund has uged the U.K to "seize the opportunity" created by falling oil prices to "rebalance the tax burden" from income... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
The art of modelling has never been easy.  But now, thanks to new technology and methodologies, benefits have increased dramatically and are... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Conservatives have been attacked for an "unfunded" pledge to invest an extra £8bn in the NHS which the nationalists say would mean even... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Labour today commits to protecting the entire education budget, adding to the squeeze on transport budgets in the next Parliament.  The party... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The SNP today sets out plans for "modest" public spending increases in order to provide "investment in jobs and economic growth".  The "end to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
UKIP today sought to make defence one of the departments protected from austerity with a £16bn spending hike over the course of the next... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Scottish Government has announced a further £10m for active travel in 2015/16, taking total active travel expenditure up to £36m, a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A Labour Government might shelve plans to extend HS2 north of Birmingham in favour of improving east-west rail links across northern England, shadow... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Ten options for upgrading east-west rail links across the north of England, each costing at least a billion pounds, have been outlined in a transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, one of the world’s largest vehicle rental businesses, has bought City Car Club, the UK’s biggest independent car... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The DfT is retaining control of the approval process for about 30 of the biggest local transport major projects in England, in a U-turn from previous... 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
In brief
The Government has raised more than £44m from foreign lorries in the first year of its HGV levy scheme. Foreign truck operators have purchased... 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
Letters to the editor
Tom van Vuren, Divisional director, Mott MacDonald, Birmingham and Visiting professor, Institute for Transport Studies, the University of Leeds
The Department for Transport ought to be congratulated for developing scenario forecasts for road traffic (‘DfT embraces scenario-based road... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local Transport Today
The problems surrounding Hertfordshire County Council’s Croxley rail link project, which have been revealed in recent weeks, will have a... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
AS THE Government published its Northern Transport Strategy report, which is, in essence, a long-term plan to improve road and rail links between the... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Transport for London is seeking a provider for an electric bike hire scheme initially to be based in the London Borough of Haringey but with the... continue
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