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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh has refused to back proposed road improvements such as dualling the A1 north of Newcastle, highlighting that... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
A huge funding gap has emerged between how much councils in England spend on the statutory concessionary travel scheme for older and disabled people,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Northumberland County Council has cited hotly-contested research into the effects of speed cameras to justify the council remaining a member of the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in the Tees Valley are drawing up plans for a Combined Authority to oversee transport and economic development policies in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The North East Combined Authority (NECA) is expected next week to approve plans for a bus Quality Contract Scheme (QCS) in Tyne and Wear. In a report... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
The report on Tyne and Wear bus policy going to next week’s meeting of the North East Combined Authority runs to more than 900 pages, surely... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Nexus director general Bernard Garner is to retire before the end of the year. He has held the post since 2006. The new North East Combined Authority... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The North East Combined Authority is expected to decide next week to press ahead with a bus Quality Contract Scheme for Tyne and Wear. If it does so... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
THE FULL benefits of the ongoing electrification in the north will not be realised unless provision for new electric trains is made in the new... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
New transport powers for the English regions will be unveiled within weeks, the Deputy Prime Minister told The Northern Echo today. Nick... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
An influential Conservative Party website has urged the party to scrap HS2. Conservative Home, which is owned by Lord Ashcroft, says all the money... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The One North transport plan for a 125mph east-west railway (LTT 8 Aug) was strongly criticised in The Guardian on 6 August. “As a proud... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
John W E Helm
Northern Rail has sparked anger by banning the use of off-peak tickets for evening peak hour travel in a move to cut Government subsidy. The ban... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The DfT has shortlisted bidders for both the Northern and Trans Pennine Express rail franchises. The three shortlisted for Northern are: Arriva Rail... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
JMP Consultants has appointed Alan Crawford as a director in its Birmingham office and Kevin Rooney as an associate director in Newcastle. Crawford... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
The Chancellor of the Exchequer made a remarkable speech in Manchester on Monday 23 June. He set out a vision for a ‘Northern Powerhouse’... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Rail services in the North of England deliver benefits to users, non-users and the wider economy far in excess of the subsidy provided by Government,... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
A new 125mph railway linking the north of England’s five conurbations forms the centrepiece of a transport strategy proposed by the city... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The nation’s infatuation with big infrastructure projects has taken two more steps forward in the last ten days with publication of hugely... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
James Lewis, chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority transport committee, has been elected chair of the City Regions transport special... continue
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