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Local Transport Today
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Plans to connect the London-West Midlands high-speed rail line with HS1, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, could be thwarted by the Government’s... continue
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The Information Commissioner has launched a legal challenge against the Government over its refusal to publish a critical report by its Major... continue
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Letters to the editor
William A M Barter, Towcester, Northants NN12
As the Second Reading in the House of Commons of the HS2 Phase One Hybrid Bill approaches, the arguments against constructing the line become yet... continue
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The DfT has postponed plans for a discussion paper on ways to reduce the number of accidents involving young drivers.  The Department had... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
The phrase ‘exit strategy’ has been heard much in political discussion in recent years, mainly given a boost by the military consequences... continue
Local Transport Today
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Shadow chancellor Ed Balls has asked Sir John Armitt to prepare a White Paper and draft legislation based on his recommendations for a National... continue
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Staffordshire County Council wants the Government to make design changes – including a lower track alignment – for the section of the... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Hybrid Bill authorising construction of the London to West Midlands high-speed line was deposited in Parliament this week.  Its submission... continue
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The Hybrid Bill for the first phase of the Government’s high-speed rail project arrived safely and on time in Parliament this week but whether... continue
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The Government has asked new HS2 Ltd chairman Sir David Higgins to explore how to cut the cost of HS2 below the current estimated £42.6bn (2011... continue
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A committee of the Northern Ireland Assembly has urged ministers to introduce competitive tendering for some public transport and to shift some of... continue
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Ten local authorities this week took their case against the Government’s high-speed rail plans to the Supreme Court.  The court was... continue
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Andrew Forster
The National Assembly for Wales this week strengthened the nation’s Active Travel Bill  as it passed its final legislative... continue
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Letters to the editor
Julie Boston, Friends of Bristol Suburban Railways campaigns organiser, Bristol BS6
Whatever the strength of feeling against Bristol’s bus rapid transit plans (Letters LTT 20 Sep), nothing will improve until campaigners and... continue
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Andrew Forster
The incoming chairman of Government company HS2 Ltd has urged Britain’s political parties to form a consensus behind plans for a high-speed... continue
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Conservative MPs have called on the Government to scrap the Climate Change Act, saying it is economically damaging and based on dubious... continue
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Andrew Forster
Campaigners opposed to high-speed rail may consider forming a political party if the Government presses ahead with legislation to cap expenditure by... continue
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Transport Scotland says it is open-minded about the future regulatory environment for buses. Asked what it thought about Labour MSP Iain Gray’s... continue
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Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has given a cool reception to an MSP’s plan for a new Bill that would give local authorities the powers... continue
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A?Labour Government would place new duties on local authorities in England to support walking and cycling.  Shadow transport secretary Maria... continue
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