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Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
It may be pushing it to suggest that the humble pedestrian is an endangered species but official figures do not make happy reading for those who... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Reading Borough Council plans to spend £75,000 retrofitting a number of taxis to run on compressed natural gas.   ... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Reading’s bike hire scheme, to be launched soon after Easter, will be branded ‘Readybike’. Reading Borough Council has appointed... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Councillors in Brighton have approved a bus-based Low Emission Zone in the city centre.  From 1 January 2015 buses entering the LEZ should be of... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
No one had a bad word to say about Norman Baker when he was transport minister but perhaps people will see him in a different light after The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Community Infrastructure Levy is having a polarising effect on how much developer funding can be raised for transport and other infrastructure,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Two councils are planning to scrap their long-standing ambitions for a new railway station between Bexhill and Hastings on the South Coast. A station... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Hopes of restoring rail passenger services to a South Coast branch line have been dashed after a study found the project offers poor value for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The London Borough of Croydon is to ask the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership for a  contribution from its Local Growth Fund... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
England’s biggest Local Enterprise Partnership is planning to devolve the lion’s share of its Local Growth Fund allocation to sub-areas.... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David HT Smith, The Thursfield Smith Consultancy, Shrewsbury SY3
In your feature article about the East West Rail link (LTT 10 Jan) I was surprised there was no mention of the simplest and most direct way of... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Stuart Love has joined Southampton City Council as director of place. He was director of environment and economy at Isle of Wight Coun... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Sue Scane is Oxfordshire County Council’s new director of environment and economy, replacing Huw Jones who is retiring from the council in... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Chiltern Railway’s work to develop an alternative London-Oxford route are independent of EWR, but will augment services on the new line.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
John WE Helm
When the first phase of the East West Rail (EWR) project is activated in December 2017, it will be the largest single railway re-opening project in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Consultants are bidding for contracts to assist the Airports Commission in appraising the shortlisted options for airport expansion. The Commission... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The shortlisted option is for a new 3,000 metre runway to the south of the existing runway.  This option has the lowest cost – estimated... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Airports Commission is to consult on a draft appraisal framework later this month, which will form the basis for how the three shortlisted... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Airports Commission has voiced scepticism about Birmingham Airport’s ambitions for a second runway.  The Commission’s interim... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Three airports in the South East face closure if a new hub airport is built on the Isle of Grain. London mayor Boris Johnson has already said his... continue
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