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Local Transport Today
Analysis
Andrew Forster
The number of vehicle miles driven in Great Britain grew by a staggering 275 billion miles between 1949 and 2013 – from 29 to 304. In recent... continue
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In brief
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has granted development consent for Northumberland County Council’s 2.5-mile Morpeth Northern bypass.... continue
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People/consultants
Robin Hughes has joined Mouchel as divisional director for highways in the Midlands. He joins from Parsons Brinckerhoff, where he was director of... continue
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Interview
Gerard Dugdill
Steve Kent, former road construction project leader, county engineer, head of transport, director of environment and president of professional... continue
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Letters to the editor
Philip Bisatt, Taunton, Somerset TA1
I refer to your editorial regarding the Government’s rehabilitation of road building across much of the UK (‘Road building... continue
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Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
Glenn Lyons fears that the Government’s road investment strategy is based on the discredited ‘predict and provide’ philosophy... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has said on a visit to Yorkshire for Transport for the North's inaugural meeting that he wanted the North of... continue
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News extra
Andrew Forster
It’s been a long time coming but finally, just before Christmas, the DfT published its National Policy Statement (NPS) on national networks,... continue
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Detail
The Highways Agency has awarded a Balfour Beatty Skanska joint venture a £55m contract to upgrade junction 30 of the M25, the intersection with... continue
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News
EM Highways, a wholly owned subsidiary of Mouchel, has come top in the Highways Agency’s assessment of suppliers in 2014. The HA’s... continue
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Regular news
LOCAL ENTERPRISE Partnerships are re-assessing their transport investment programmes after the Government announced a smaller and slower than... continue
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In brief
The Green Party is pledging to scrap most of the Government’s £15bn road investment strategy for England, with more than half the funding... continue
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Regular news
A major upgrade to the A46 in the East Midlands is only expected to deliver half the original predicted benefits, according to a post-opening review... continue
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Letters to the editor
Richard Evans, London SW20
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg’s announcement of a £214m “major cash boost for cycling” is a mere 1.4% of the £15bn... continue
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Viewpoint
Glenn Lyons, University of the West of England
During 2014 I had the great privilege of being seconded to the New Zealand Ministry of Transport to lead a major project called ‘Future... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
Senior figures at the DfT, TfL and Transport Scotland were among those to be recognised in the New Year Honours. Michelle Dix, managing director,... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
Rural areas could close the economic productivity gap with urban areas with improved infrastructure, especially road improvements, says the... continue
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Lead Story
Major capacity enhancements to two of the most congested parts of England’s strategic road network (SRN) are to be explored in a new wave of... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
A tunnel could be built in the Cotswolds Area on the Outstanding Natural Beauty near Gloucester to eliminate a bottleneck on the A417. The Swindon to... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
Six new studies will address big challenges on sections of the strategic road network, with the findings expected to inform the second Road... continue
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