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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Labour Party has agreed to adopt a new policy to extend the benefits it says have been brought by the East Coast public sector operator to other... continue
Categories: Railways, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The DfT today faces calls for increased spend on transport networks in South-West England and northern England in order to support the economic... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Prime Minister has appointed his child abuse adviser Claire Perry MP to the DfT as transport minister to replace Stephen Hammond. Perry, newly... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Stephen Hammond, transport minister for less than two years, is reportedly to be replaced in the Prime Minister's reshuffle today. Hammond,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has published the terms of reference for a new study into providing a southern rail access to Heathrow Airport.  The study, recommended... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has asked High Speed 2 chairman Sir David Higgins to study ways to improve connectivity between cities in the north of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has launched a consultation on two payment schemes for property owners living in rural areas close to the  London and the West Midlands... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
Just in case anybody was in any doubt, the era of ‘big data’ is most definitely here, and here to stay. “Eighteen months ago a lot... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
ON 30 JUNE, former Independent editor Chris Blackhurst, despite being a longstanding opponent of the proposed HS2 high-speed rail network, appeared... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
ON 5 JULY The Daily Telegraph editorialised on plans allegedly being drawn up by the Labour Party to allow a state-owned body to compete against... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Oxfordshire County Council is developing the detailed design for a £5.5m scheme to improve the public realm and reduce the traffic dominance in... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has announced an extra £15m in 2015/16 to improve cycle-rail integration, through measures such as additional station bike parking. A... continue
Categories: Cycling, Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A £5.5m project to enhance the public realm between Birmingham’s New Street and Moor Street stations – and ultimately the High... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
A vigorous debate is underway about the future of the north of England’s railways. The Chancellor last month called for a high-speed railway... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London is so focused on connecting its London Overground services into the proposed high-speed rail station at Old Oak Common in west... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is preparing a consultation on safeguarding a route for Crossrail 2, the multi-billion project linking railways in south-west and north-east... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A guided busway linking north-west London with Marylebone would be used by thousands of buses and coaches a day, according to the idea’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Ministers this week gave the go-ahead to hundreds of local transport schemes across England in growth deals struck with Local Enterprise... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
Discussions of rail developments in the capital often focus on the mega projects such as the Thameslink upgrade, east-west Crossrail, and the... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Consultant Deloitte has won a £1.98m contract from Transport for London to assist in enhancing its commercial revenue generation. The contract... continue
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