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Local Transport Today
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The Scottish Government has announced a further funding boost for cycling north of the border, with £4.5m being awarded to Cycling Scotland... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Deputy Prime minister Nick Clegg has announced how the Government plans to allocate  £500m to promote ultra low emission vehicles between... continue
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Calderdale Council in West Yorkshire has approved plans for blanket 20mph speed limits in residential areas, with the programme part-funded by public... continue
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Forty-two railway stations across Britain are to share £100m to improve accessibility for disabled passengers, rail minister Baroness Kramer... continue
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Welsh transport minister Edwina Hart has announced almost £5m to improve bus facilities in Newport and Merthyr Tydfil. Newport will receive... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
As the Government approves plans to reform the Highways Agency, we have now hit a turning point in the way England’s strategic roads are... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Over 100 projects to boost cycling across Scotland are to share £14.5m of funding from Transport Scotland. In all, 136 projects promoted by... continue
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Train services between Blackburn and Manchester via Bolton are to be enhanced from hourly to half-hourly from December 2016 thanks to an investment... continue
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In brief
A consortium of banks has agreed to finance the deployment of 65 new Hitachi Super Express Trains for use on the East Coast Main Line. The new trains... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The DfT has extended Abellio Greater Anglia’s rail franchise by 27 months from July 2014 to October 2016 in a deal that will see the train... continue
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News
Transport for London’s bus director has defended the decision not to deploy conductors on one of the routes using the New Bus for London.... continue
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Lead Story
John W E Helm
Discounted fares now account for more than 40% of all rail passenger fare income and generate nearly £3bn, according to the Office of Rail... continue
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Regular news
The Government has announced compensation arrangements for people living close to the proposed London-West Midlands high-speed rail line.  An... continue
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A signalling project to increase train frequencies between Plymouth and Penzance is the top major transport priority of the Cornwall and Isles of... continue
Local Transport Today
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John W E Helm
Municipal bonds could lower the cost of funding local transport projects, according to a Local Government Association report, which calls for the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Edward Gibbins, Chairman, Transportmyths.co.uk, Alsager ST7
Mr Withrington’s belief in the lower cost of bus travel over rail travel is based on simplistic assumptions (Letters LTT 20 Mar). He ignores... continue
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Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
Anyone puzzled by North East Lincolnshire Council’s view that Safer Roads Humber’s activities are not cost-competitive with more basic... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
HS2 is not, as claimed by Graham Nalty, a great idea being led by the wrong kind of people (Viewpoint LTT 4 Apr). It is a disastrous idea being by... continue
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When the colour of the Government changes, a major shake-up of local government can sometimes follow. That’s what happened in 2010 when the... continue
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Viewpoint
Andrew Last, Minnerva Ltd
Stephen Plowden’s letter in the last issue (“HS2 is even worse than ‘predict and provide’ road planning”) gives an... continue
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