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Local Transport Today
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The two major campaign groups opposing the Government’s London-West Midlands high-speed line have won their right to petition the House of... continue
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Former Heathrow Airport chief executive Colin Matthews has been appointed chairman of the Highways Agency, which is about to be transformed into a... continue
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A number of English highway authorities are requesting approval from the DfT this month for permit schemes to manage road works, ahead of rule... continue
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Andrew Forster
Councils in England have won their campaign to continue using CCTV camera enforcement for parking restrictions outside schools, in bus lanes, at bus... continue
Local Transport Today
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The London Borough of Camden expects HS2 Ltd’s revised scheme for Euston to be published by December. The Hybrid Bill for the London-West... continue
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Anti-road protesters could hamper the achievement of efficiencies from the Government’s road reforms in England, the DfT has... continue
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Rik Thomas
As Parliament prepared to vote this week on the latest stage of the Bill that will, if passed into law, see the HS2 high-speed rail line built,... continue
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
Local Transport Today
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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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Local Transport Today
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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