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Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
Independent consultant Denvil Coombe has recently completed an as yet unpublished study for the DfT on the models that the English regions have at... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport is investigating new ways to reduce costs ahead of anticipated public spending cuts. The partnership currently... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Much of Strathclyde’s suburban rail network could be converted to light rail operation under ambitious plans unveiled by Strathclyde... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority could be abolished as part of a shake-up  to transport governance in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
East of England politics promoted Norwich’s road scheme in RFA Malcolm Heymer’s assertion that a Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NNDR)... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership (HITRANS) has commissioned consultant Atkins to review the delivery of transport services in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
South Yorkshire PTE has voiced concern about how preparation of Local Transport Plan 3 will integrate with the regional and national corridor studies... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Rik Thomas
When the citizens of Manchester rejected the conurbation’s bid for Transport Innovation Fund money because it contained a proposal for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new study has been commissioned by 4NW, the Regional Leaders’ Forum for the North-West of England, to collect information on the current... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Three pilot transport projects aimed at reducing the regional carbon footprint of the East Midlands have been awarded funding from the East Midland... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Consultant WSP has been commissioned by the East Midlands Regional Assembly to extend the coverage of the PTOLEMY model to the whole of the East... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has announced that it is to provide up to £1.8m of funding to the nine Regional Improvement and Efficiency Partnerships (RIEPs)... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A Lower Thames Crossing and the electrification of the Great Western Main Line could be attractive candidates for European Commission trans-European... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The South East of England’s regional transport board has identified five areas where it believes regionally significant transport studies are... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Two new studies are underway to identify public transport options in south-east Scotland. Consultant Scott Wilson is undertaking the £40,000... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport governance arrangements in the West Midlands region are too complex says a review commissioned by local authorities. Centro chief... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Merseyside local authorities are pressing the DfT to scrap the rule that demand management such as congestion charging must feature in Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Countryside campaigners in the West Midlands are urging transport minister Paul Clark to delete two road schemes from the region’s Regional... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Greg Hartshorn, Senior managing consultant
As the consultant project manager working with the East Midlands in preparing its Regional Funding Allocation 2 advice, I found Bettina Lange’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is making available up to £16m to England’s regions to help fund studies into post-2014 transport priorities. Each of the eight... continue
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