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Mouchel’s  annual report and accounts for the year ended 30 September 2014 boasts record orders worth £3.1bn, up 82% (2013:... continue
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The canadian government’s credit agency, Export Development Canada (EDC), is to lend Transport for London £500m to help finance the new... continue
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The cost of the Great Western Electrification Project has risen by £640m to £1.74bn, Network Rail has revealed.  Labour claimed last... continue
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John WE Helm
Profits in the bus industry have fallen for three consecutive years, and margins are below the 10 per cent threshold necessary for long-term... continue
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Northumberland County Council is to review its network of subsidised bus services using new criteria that include accessibility-based measures. The... continue
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London boroughs will pay £353m in 2015/16 towards the cost of the Freedom Pass, which provides free travel for older and disabled people living... continue
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Neath Port Talbot Council is to withdraw some supported bus services in changes that will save the council £209,000. Operators have agreed to... continue
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LOCAL ENTERPRISE Partnerships are re-assessing their transport investment programmes after the Government announced a smaller and slower than... continue
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Low emission zone (LEZ) feasibility studies are among projects to have secured a share of a £1m air quality grant from the Department for the... continue
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The Green Party is pledging to scrap most of the Government’s £15bn road investment strategy for England, with more than half the funding... continue
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Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council on Merseyside is to use blacktop rather than paving slabs in footway schemes as part of plans to cut... continue
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Andrew Forster
Public transport information centres in South Yorkshire are to close as part of the latest round of cost-cutting by South Yorkshire Passenger... continue
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Letters to the editor
Richard Evans, London SW20
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg’s announcement of a £214m “major cash boost for cycling” is a mere 1.4% of the £15bn... continue
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The DfT has significantly increased the grant value for shifting freight off local roads and on to rail or water.  The revised mode shift... continue
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Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
Stephen Plowden completely misses the point of Bridget Rosewell’s report, Investing in the city regions (Letters LTT 18 Dec 14).  What... continue
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Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
£442.8m? You cannot be serious. That figure, the frankly appalling amount spent to date by this austerity Government on the completely... continue
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 ‘Twas the season to be jolly; except, it seems, at the DfT. A Freedom of Information request has been made to find out how much the... continue
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Glenn Lyons, University of the West of England
During 2014 I had the great privilege of being seconded to the New Zealand Ministry of Transport to lead a major project called ‘Future... continue
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Andrew Forster
The DfT has announced road maintenance funding allocations to councils in England outside London worth £976m a year for six years. The majority... continue
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Lee Baker
The Institution of Civil Engineers has launched a campaign to persuade those running for political office to 'commit to infrastructure' by giving... continue
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