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Local Transport Today
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Tendered bus services, concessionary fares and dial-a-ride public transport in the West Midlands conurbation are all under threat as leaders of the... continue
Local Transport Today
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LONDON’s BOROUGHS are celebrating the news that London mayor Boris Johnson has spared their local transport grant from spending... continue
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Worcestershire County Council’s entire tendered bus network faces the axe as the council responds to cuts in Government grant. The council says... continue
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Andrew Forster
A Ten percent cut to London’s bus mileage may have to be made if 20% savings are sought from the bus subsidy budget, Transport for London... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Hybrid Bill authorising construction of the London to West Midlands high-speed line was deposited in Parliament this week.  Its submission... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT and local authorities in the North of England this week announced plans to form a partnership structure to manage the Northern and... continue
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Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
The last issue has two very interesting articles on HS2. The first is the KPMG analysis of HS2 benefits (‘Sparks fly as academics contest... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Tim Pharoah, London SW16
Personal Travel Planning (PTP) is a potentially valuable tool for achieving mode shift away from the car driving, but are current projects cutting... continue
Local Transport Today
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Highland Council is to provide funding for an innovative rural taxi service that was set up by a local community after the council withdrew a bus... continue
Local Transport Today
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Have you ever had a visit from a personal travel planner? No? Well, if your doorbell rings next summer (and you live in England), there’s a... continue
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Analysis
Andrew Forster
Local authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships across England are gearing up for the biggest shake-up in years to how local transport is funded.... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government has asked new HS2 Ltd chairman Sir David Higgins to explore how to cut the cost of HS2 below the current estimated £42.6bn (2011... continue
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The DfT has given final approval to a £17m new southern entrance to Leeds station. The DfT will contribute £12.4m. Works should be... continue
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Essex County Council plans to negotiate a new fixed cost concessionary fares reimbursement scheme with bus operators. Although the DfT’s... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
The astute Times reporter Philip Pank wrote last week ‘Funding cuts fear as cycling is forecast to drop’. The funding cuts were not in... continue
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Analysis
Andrew Forster
It’s not every day that a committee of MPs pores over the detail of a transport consultant’s report. But that’s what happened last... continue
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A committee of the Northern Ireland Assembly has urged ministers to introduce competitive tendering for some public transport and to shift some of... continue
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Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
A high spot on TV in my youth was the Whitehall Farce series starring Brian Rix and Elspeth Grey. Events gradually descended into farcical chaos,... continue
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When ministers authorised the creation of Local Enterprise Partnerships across England three years ago, many in local government were sceptical that... continue
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When it comes to sustainable travel, first thoughts may not turn to marketing and communications. That’s understandable; most Local Sustainable... continue
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