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Local Transport Today
In brief
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
Local Transport Today
In brief
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council on Merseyside is to use blacktop rather than paving slabs in footway schemes as part of plans to cut... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
 ‘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
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Five ring-fenced funds worth £900m up to and including 2020/21 are being set up.  Environment – £300m This fund could be used... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
The ‘news’ contained in the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement that £15bn is to spent on upgrading the nation’s road network... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) has issued guidance to England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships on preparing assurance... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Highways England is to invest in two local authority road schemes that will deliver benefits for local roads and the strategic road... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has awarded £90,000 to promote car clubs in a number of  English towns. A £23,000 grant will support the launch of a car... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
The Government has identified £3.5bn of schemes from the six road feasibility studies that were set up to examine long-standing problems on the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Fife Council is planning a 25% cut to supported bus service spending as part of a £5m savings programme on transport. Fife has already... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
Ministers announced last week that Highways England will be the name of the new Government company that takes over the running of the strategic road... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Gwynedd Council is facing claims for about £6m of additional payments from a contractor after a bridge project suffered multiple setbacks. Pont... continue
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