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Local Transport Today
In brief
Aberdeen City Council is to commission a study into rapid transit systems for the city. The context for the cross-city connections study is the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Infrastructure Bill has received Royal Assent. As well as facilitating the Government’s road reforms, including the creation of Highways... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
New roads in England will have to be built with much more sympathy for the landscape, transport minister John Hayes has announced. Hayes announced... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Transport for London has shortlisted five locations where  roads could be placed in tunnels to reduce their environmental impact and create... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Transport Scotland has awarded a £30m design contract for the A96 Inverness to Nairn dualling scheme to Jacobs UK Ltd, subject to the mandatory... continue
Categories: Road building, Scotland
Local Transport Today
News
The Highways Agency has discontinued the tender process for three more asset support contracts (ASCs) after existing bids were deemed... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The transport secretary has hailed the passing into law of the Infrastructure Act which he said would make it easier and quicker to build transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Deniz Huseyin
The government’s plan to spend more than £15bn on road schemes has been described as a retrograde step by former transport minister... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The search is on for a new chief executive to lead Highways England – the successor to the Highways Agency – after Graham Dalton... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Transport history is a separate little sub-discipline of history, overlapping into politics, economics and geography, focusing on topics such as... continue
Local Transport Today
Interview
John Davies is one of many British Rail managers who left the industry in the 1990s. He left despite – or perhaps because of – his... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has granted development consent for the A30 Temple to Higher Carblake improvement in Cornwall. The scheme... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Planning Inspectorate is inviting comments on the Highways Agency’s scheme to improve the A14 between Cambridge and Huntingdon, including... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Transport projects have secured a share of the £1bn Local Growth Fund grant awarded by the Government last week. The funding for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Suffolk County Council is to press the Highways Agency to fund a road costing at least £100m to ease congestion on the A12 in Lowestoft.... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Council leaders in the West Midlands conurbation have written to transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin, protesting about the area’s exclusion... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister have announced a further £1bn to invest in local economies to expand the Growth De... continue
Local Transport Today
Interview
Gerard Dgdill
Steve Kent, former road construction project leader, county engineer, head of transport, director of environment and president of professional... continue
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
Local Transport Today
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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