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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham is pressing Transport for London to roof over part of the A13 and wants ministers to approve a £150m... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The DfT has kicked-off the competition to run the East Coast rail franchise from February 2015. A pre-qualification questionnaire has been published... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Britain’s universities’ pension fund has bought a stake in Heathrow Airport. The Universities Superannuation Scheme has bought 8.65% of... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The UK’s first all-electric car club has been launched in East London. E-Car Club has teamed up with the Poplar Housing and Regeneration... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
MPs have voiced concern about the DfT’s handling of the Thameslink project to deliver more north-south rail capacity through the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
John W E Helm
Billed as the largest single construction project after Crossrail, DP World’s new £1.5bn London Gateway container mega-port could change... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Chris Oldham, Shewsbury SY4
Following on from recent contributions to LTT about the route of HS2, it has never been obvious why it is proposed to plough up the Chilterns, rather... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
David Smith’s letter of 18 October has the headline “We need high-speed rail but HS2 must be reconfigured”.  Rather than that... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David Bayliss, Beaconsfield HP9
In his letter about high-speed rail, Keith Rogers points out that the Chiltern line could provide additional capacity between London and Birmingham... continue
Local Transport Today
John Dales
John Dales
Manifestations of the ‘one-track-mind’ approach to street design may be as comprehensive as entire philosophies, like: “segregation... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Patrick McDonnell
A whole floor of a multi-storey in Enfield, north London has become available solely for the use of Blue Badge holders.  All 27 spaces on the... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
A prospective Labour candidate has stood down after it emerged she owed more than £2,000 in unpaid parking fines and late payment fees. Josie... continue
Parking Review
Parking Policy
Islington council has refunded nearly £60,000 to motorists that were issued with penalty charge notices (PCNs) for moving traffic offences at a... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
The London Borough of Richmond upon Thames has awarded a contract for the supply of a new digital CCTV system for the enforcement of parking, bus... continue
Parking Review
Editorial
Mark Moran & Kelvin Reynolds
Parking consultant Lynn Witham passed away unexpectedly last month, aged 60. She was managing director of Parking Associates and a former president... continue
Parking Review
Yellow Lines
Mark Moran
Cities around the world have been transformed by the automobile, with many collared by ring roads and motorways that scythe through residential... continue
Parking Review
Yellow Lines
Patrick McDonnell
Westminster City Council has praised a traffic marshal for issuing a penalty charge notice (PCN) to the silver Mercedes of former US secretary of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Campaigners for "fairer fares" for train travel are targeting 50 parliamentary seats where they... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The chief executive of IAG, British Airways' parent company, has predicted that a third runway will never be built at Heathrow, regardless of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Transport for London has started working with six truck manufacturers and a group of freight operators on the design of construction lorries that... continue
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