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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
An analysis of the UK Government's construction pipeline has highlighted that transport projects dominate the planned construction spend at a total... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Labour’s plans for the rail network if it comes to power after the next General Election, and specifically whether it will re-nationalise train... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport minister Baroness Kramer has announced £500,000 of funding to support car clubs in England. The funds will deliver three... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Towns and cities are being invited to bid to become testbeds for driverless vehicles as ministers seek to position the UK as a world leader in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Passenger journeys on Tramlink in south London have more than doubled from 15 million to 31.2 million since the system opened in the summer of 2000,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is seeking an adjudicator to review 12 bus operator appeals against this year’s reimbursement schemes set by travel concession... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Cornwall Council is to explore with the DfT and bus operators new ways of delivering bus services in the area, with London-style franchising being... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Edward Gibbins, Alsager ST7
When the Settle-Carlisle line was being considered for closure in 1984, Mr Withrington and the Railway Conversion League were conspicuous by their... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Claims that local rail services pay a disproportionate share of rail industry costs will be considered in the Office of Rail Regulation’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Most local authority major transport schemes cost more than originally forecast, take longer to deliver than forecast, and cannot be properly... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Residents of Halton will be eligible for free trips across the Silver Jubilee Bridge and the new Mersey Gateway Crossing under a deal announced by... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Trasport Today
The nation’s infatuation with big infrastructure projects has taken two more steps forward in the last ten days with publication of hugely... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail manager, Campaign for Better Transport, London
Only around 15 per cent of rail freight flows receive any grant support (‘Rail freight subsidies are still justified says lorry cost... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Julian Peddle, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire
I am pleased to see that the Welsh Government and Welsh bus operators have agreed payments for the Welsh scheme going forward at  a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Kent County Council is to consult on plans for a new Thanet Parkway rail station between Ramsgate and Minster on the Ramsgate-Ashford line. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has agreed the release of £29.2m towards North Yorkshire County Council’s £34.2m A684 Bedale, Aiskew and Leeming Bar... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The future of rail services in the north of England was the focus for this month’s Connected North conference in Huddersfield, writes John W E... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport has secured about 75% of the Local Growth Fund cash released by ministers so far – a much bigger share than what the DfT put into the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities across the north of England are considering proposed governance arrangements for rail services provided by the Northern and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Local rail services in England’s regions are being unfairly portrayed as expensive to operate and heavily subsidised because of biases in the... continue
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