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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The shadow transport secretary, Maria Eagle, has called for train services on the East Coast main line to remain in government hands. The previous... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has been forced to delay awarding the West Coast main line franchise to FirstGroup after Virgin Trains launched legal action over the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport secretary Justine Greening is lobbying Chancellor George Osborne to  authorise waiving the coalition Government’s policy of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Scotland’s seven regional transport partnerships could play a bigger role in transport policy and delivery following the completion of a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A Scottish Government taskforce set up to find a solution to landslips on the A83 at Rest and Be Thankful in Argyll and Bute met for the first time... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Aberdeen is to be the home of Europe’s biggest hydrogen bus fleet as part of an EU-backed ‘clean energy hub’... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A potholes research board in England, similar to the one recently established in Scotland, is to be recommended by Potholes Review lead Matthew Lugg.... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The DfT this week awarded FirstGroup the West Coast Main Line franchise in a deal that will see the rail operator pay the DfT £5.5bn (net... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
“I never have understood the SNP policy towards high-speed rail,” Brian Monteith, managing editor of the “apolitical” Think... continue
Categories: Railways, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Scottish Government is to propose that utility companies contribute to the cost of making good long-term damage to roads their works cause. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Scottish Government has given local authorities time to demonstrate that creating new, larger roads authorities is unnecessary to delivering... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
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
News
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
Regular news
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
Regular news
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
News
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
Main editorial comment
  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
In brief
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
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