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Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 17 August several regional papers took particular delight in informing their readers about how bad, allegedly, their daily commutes are.... continue
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Regular feature
Rik Thomas
The publicity surrounding the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC), which was launched in 2013, has by no means all been good. Most prominently, per... continue
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Regular news
Building lots of houses around rail stations in London’s green belt will lead to huge increases in road traffic, says the Royal Town Planning... continue
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Regular news
The Office for Rail and Road (ORR) is commissioning consultants to advise on how it should benchmark the performance of Highways England.  The... continue
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Letters to the editor
Nick Gough, Highways development manager – SW Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire County Council, Hertford SG13
Phil Sulley was claiming to have coined the expression ‘chain’ for a line of cyclists (Letters LTT 24 Jul). I am afraid that he was... continue
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Regular news
Cardiff City Council is hoping to use its enforcement powers for moving traffic offences by the start of September, following months of delays in the... continue
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Detail
Transport for London has awarded Cubic Transportation Systems and partner Simoco EMEA a tunnel outstation maintenance services contract to maintain... continue
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News
Central Bedfordshire Council has awarded Ringway Jacobs a contract for highways maintenance services. The ‘term highways maintenance contract... continue
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Secondary stories
Councillors in Liverpool have approved the next steps in a major programme of changes to the city’s road network, including city centre public... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
'Every day transport' such as local roads and footways, buses, and cycling will bear the brunt of the Chancellor's cuts of up to 40%, campaigners... continue
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Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Transport for London is to procure an automated predictive signalling system that adjusts traffic signal timings in response to short-term forecasts... continue
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Secondary stories
Tom van Vuren, Mott MacDonald
Short-term forecasting, with a horizon of an hour or much less, is one of the great opportunities and one of the great challenges for transport... continue
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Regular news
Cambridge City Council wants Cambridgeshire County Council to rethink plans to switch-off streetlights in much of the city at... continue
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Regular news
The DfT and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills have created a joint policy unit to co-ordinate Government policy on driverless cars... continue
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Secondary stories
Manston Airport in Kent is to be used as a temporary lorry park to complement Operation Stack as the migrant chaos in France continues to affect... continue
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In brief
Surrey County Council is urging the Government to ringfence a proportion of vehicle excise duty revenues for local roads. The Chancellor George... continue
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Regular news
Councillors on the London Borough of Ealing have taken the first steps towards implementing a borough-wide 20mph limit for residential roads and in... continue
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In brief
Green groups want the Scottish Government to ringfence Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) for environmental transport and road maintenance. Responding to the... continue
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In brief
West Sussex County Council’s proposed permit system for works on the highway will cover all works on all roads. A sliding scale of permit... continue
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In brief
The Highways Maintenance Efficiency Partnership (HMEP) has launched a suite of new and updated documents to help local highway authorities procure... continue
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