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Local Transport Today
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Tensions between stakeholders in the south-west of England about transport investment priorities have re-surfaced in responses to the regional... continue
Local Transport Today
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Ten of the 34 two-tier shire counties could be swept away after the Government's announcement that 16 councils bidding for unitary status have been... continue
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Bristol City Council and bus operator First Group are to enter into a Punctuality Improvement Partnership in an effort to improve service... continue
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Additional charges on local business rates, a local income tax, planning gain supplement or road pricing could all be used to raise revenue for local... continue
Local Transport Today
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The long-awaited final report of the Lyons inquiry into local government proposes an extensive menu of changes that could significantly shape... continue
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Central government must relinquish some of its control over the funding for and delivery of services if local government is to deliver the... continue
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Critics of the part-time £737,000 consultancy deal agreed by London's mayor Ken Livingstone with his former transport commissioner Bob Kiley... continue
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The Government must provide greater clarity on the strategic powers and resources that would be available for city-region partnerships, or it runs... continue
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The Freight Transport Association has launched an internet discussion and information forum for local authority officers who work on freight-related... continue
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A "substantial six-figure package" was offered by the DfT this week to attract a high calibre director general to lead its newly created... continue
Local Transport Today
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The debate about the future institutional structure of regional transport policy-making in England has been intensified by a new report that calls... continue
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Local authorities should be bound by a statutory target to reduce urban traffic, which would be included in local transport plans by 2008, according... continue
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The DfT has backed down on plans to limit the requirement on developers to assess the impact of generated traffic on the local road network to just... continue
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Garrett Emmerson
Garrett Emmerson is chair of the Local Transport Planning Network, a member of the Commission for Integrated Transport and head of transportation at Buckinghamshire County Council. The views expressed in this column are those of the author alone.
It's nearly seven years since their introduction in the 2000 Transport Act but England has finally got its first Statutory Quality Bus Partnership -... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport policy in England should increasingly be delivered by sub-regional partnerships of local authorities working closely with other transport... continue
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The clamour among councils in the two-tier shires to be one of perhaps only eight new unitary councils chosen by the Government will peak next week... continue
Local Transport Today
Garrett Emmerson
Garrett Emmerson is chair of the Local Transport Planning Network, a member of the Commission for Integrated Transport and head of transportation at Buckinghamshire County Council. The views expressed in this column are those of the author alone.
The weeks before Christmas saw the publication of a flurry of documents of potentially great significance to the future of local transport delivery,... continue
Local Transport Today
Garrett Emmerson
Recent announcements in the Queen's Speech and the local government White Paper that the Government intends to legislate to give councils greater... continue
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The West Midland conurbation authorities have told the Government they are opposed to the idea of an elected mayor for the city region, instead... continue
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