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Local Transport Today
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In our 06 July issue we reported safety concerns of the police, fire service and local authorities in South Yorkshire over the Highways... continue
Local Transport Today
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Amey has been awarded a £6m contract by Transport Scotland to manage Scotland’s major road network, including the management of the new... continue
Local Transport Today
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Road safety campaigners in Scotland have welcomed a reduction in the number of people killed or seriously injured at safety camera sites following... continue
Local Transport Today
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Structural change to create new roads authorities should be considered if shared services do not deliver necessary efficiency savings in the short to... continue
Local Transport Today
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TRANSPORT SCOTLAND has announced that four bidders have been selected to carry out the major improvements on the A82 due to start at Pulpit Rock next... continue
Categories: Road building, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
In marked contrast to announcements from Westminster this week, the Scottish Government has announced the virtual scrapping of its flagship rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
In your last edition you quote Robert Gifford, executive director of the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS), noting that... continue
Categories: Road safety, Scotland
Local Transport Today
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  On the day the DfT released its draft aviation strategy last week, LTT had a long-arranged catch-up with John Stewart, leader of the... continue
Local Transport Today
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A branch line in Strathclyde is being electrified under an innovative alliance between Network Rail and ScotRail. The £12m project to electrify... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
Local Transport Today
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Scottish roads authorities are set to use shredded tyres in road surfaces. Scotland’s National Road Maintenance Review has led to the... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Scottish Parliament has created a cross-party group on cycling safety, chaired by Lothian Green party MSP Alison Johnston. Members include... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Scottish Government this week ruled out raising motorway speed limits as the Scottish Parliament gained the power to set speed limits on all... continue
Local Transport Today
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A card to helps people with mobility problems use public transport is being made available to local authorities and transport operators across the... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Scottish Government is accelerating the start of a £3bn plan to dual the A9 between Perth and Inverness, with the first section beginning... continue
Categories: Road building, Scotland
Local Transport Today
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The Scottish Government  this week cut back its rail electrification programme, dropping plans to electrify as far north as Dunblane and Alloa... continue
Local Transport Today
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The InterCity East Coast rail franchise will be back in private hands by the end of 2013, the DfT said this week. A consultation on the franchise has... continue
Local Transport Today
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Fifty years of public transport campaigning by the Scottish Association of Public Transport (SAPT) are celebrated in a new book. Between 1962 and... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport Scotland has announced the shortlist of firms to deliver £415m of motorway improvement works in the Central Belt. The programme... continue
Categories: Road building, Scotland
Local Transport Today
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The Scottish Government this week asked to be freed from the constraints of the UK’s rail franchising legislation. In a letter to transport... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Imagine for a moment being Alison Munro. You’ve just been re-appointed chief executive of Government company HS2 Ltd for three more years when... continue
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