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Local Transport Today
In brief
Swindon Borough Council is planning to establish a strategic transport team to lead delivery of the council’s expanded programme of transport... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The European Commission is consulting on a mid-term review of its 2011 White Paper on transport. The White Paper included objectives to halve the use... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, one of the world’s largest vehicle rental businesses, has bought City Car Club, the UK’s biggest independent car... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The DfT is retaining control of the approval process for about 30 of the biggest local transport major projects in England, in a U-turn from previous... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT should build a more sophisticated understanding of business travel behaviour to help inform policies to cut car use, according to a new... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Tom van Vuren, Divisional director, Mott MacDonald, Birmingham and Visiting professor, Institute for Transport Studies, the University of Leeds
The Department for Transport ought to be congratulated for developing scenario forecasts for road traffic (‘DfT embraces scenario-based road... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has begun negotiations with the City of Cardiff Council about a city deal for the region, which could lead to substantial extra... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Stagecoach Group is to spend almost £85m on the purchase of nearly 470 new buses and coaches for services in the UK and mainland Europe in... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Transport Scotland has signed a long-term deal with train builder Hitachi Rail Europe for 70 electric multiple unit trains which will operate on the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The City of Edinburgh Council plans to spend over £4m on cycling in 2015/16. The capital budget will be £3.5m, of which £2.1m is... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John WE Helm
Bus passengers in York and Nottinghamshire are the most satisfied with their journeys,  according to the annual Bus Passenger Survey conducted... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport Scotland has launched an engagement exercise with key stakeholders to determine the country’s future transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Chancellor this week came to the rescue of Hertfordshire County Council’s troubled Croxley rail link project, announcing a further... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A statutory Quality Partnership (SQP) for the £40m Fastlink bus route in Glasgow has been approved by the Strathclyde Partnership for Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A big shake-up to bus policy in the West Midlands conurbation could be looming as the Integrated Transport Authority aims to boost patronage and... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
It seems strange to read the letter by Alan Wenban-Smith that the DfT is still pursuing the discredited ‘user time savings’ transport... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The City of Edinburgh Council has outlined plans for a six-phase implementation of signed-only 20mph limits across the city. The £2.2m... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
  With the General Election approaching, there was a distinct end of term feeling to last week’s meeting of the House of Commons transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has called on West Midlands councils to draw up a plan to improve the region's rail and road network. He said... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Highways Agency sent out more than 130,000 penalty charge notices (PCNs) to drivers for failing to pay the Dartford Crossing charge on time in... continue
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