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Local Transport Today
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Transport has secured about 75% of the Local Growth Fund cash released by ministers so far – a much bigger share than what the DfT put into the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Councils in the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership, which spans from Croydon to the south coast, are to create a joint committee to lead... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government this week announced funding for more than 320 transport projects across England in the growth deals struck with the 39 Local... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new group has been set up to lobby for transport investment in the Midlands. Midlands Connect is a collaboration of Local Enterprise Partnerships... 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
Regular news
The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has ordered the preparation of a single transport plan for the area.  At their meeting at the end of May,... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local Trasport Today
The numbers are big: £1.8bn for local transport schemes starting in 2015/16 and a further £1.3bn for schemes in 2016/17 onwards. So does... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council are exploring the idea of setting up a combined authority to oversee transport and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Almost half of England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships are too small to engage effectively in transport planning, according to a think-tank... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Welsh Government is shaking up arrangements for local transport planning following transport minister Edwina Hart’s decision to scrap the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Perth and Kinross Council is to impose developer contributions on new development to help fund a £109m (2013 prices) package of transport... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local Transport Today
When the colour of the Government changes, a major shake-up of local government can sometimes follow. That’s what happened in 2010 when the... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Merseytravel chief executive David Brown has been named lead officer for transport for the new Liverpool City Region Combined Authority, which covers... continue
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Local Transport Today
The dispute between the UK and Welsh governments over who agreed to pay for the Welsh Valley lines electrification programme, first announced in 2012... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Local authorities in West Yorkshire are developing a new mechanism for funding their £1bn West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund after the... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Stuart Baker has been appointed head of local growth at the Solent Local Enterprise Partnership. He was manager of Transport for South Hampshire and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities in the West Midlands plan to establish a new company, West Midlands Rail Ltd, to manage devolved  local rail services.  A... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
History repeats itself, they say, though never exactly and always with some quirk or unexpected feature that can lead the unwary to make fools of... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
David Frost is stepping down as chair of the Local Enterprise  Partnership Network on 26 March. The LEPs have yet to elect a new cha... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Lancashire County Council and Blackburn with Darwen Council have put forward plans for a number of new transport studies in a joint East Lancashire... continue
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