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Local Transport Today
In brief
Cornwall Council has warned about a shortfall in revenue funding for routine road maintenance. “It is clear that the Government is relying on... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The possibility of franchising bus operations in Cornwall appears to have been dropped by the council. In announcing £8m of Local Growth Fund... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Abigail Smith has joined Bristol City Council as project manager for strategic city transport from consultant Steer Davies Gleave, where she was... continue
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
In brief
Five National Parks are to share £2.7m of DfT grant to develop cycling facilities. Norfolk and Suffolk Broads will receive £715,000;... 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
News
Bristol City Council is exploring how best to procure highways maintenance services from April 2017. The council currently has 20 different contracts... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Sarah Toy has left Sustrans, where she was head of smarter choices, to join Bristol City Council as a strategic resilience officer.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has granted full approval for the South Bristol Link, a combined road and rapid transit link to the south and west of Bristol city centre... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bristol is to trial hybrid buses that automatically switch from diesel to electric power when they enter parts of the city with poor air... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Bristol City Council is inviting consultants to bid to provide transport professional services across the West of England partnership area covering... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Bristol MetroBus scheme is to receive £27m grant from the DfT to extend the scheme including with a further three miles of busway,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Grants of around £10,000 each are being offered for projects that encourage sustainable transport on the Isle of Wight. Governement funding has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The cost of the Great Western Electrification Project has risen by £640m to £1.74bn, Network Rail has revealed.  Labour claimed last... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Plymouth City Council is to extend Amey’s highways services contract from November 2015 to the end of March 2017, giving the council more time... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in the West of England partnership area have ruled out the immediate introduction of access charges for bus operators using the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Gavin Smith, Transport for Greater Bristol Alliance, Bristol BS3
Bristol’s least and best loved infrastructure proposals  are both intimately involved in the New Year consultation on the £12m... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
A tunnel could be built in the Cotswolds Area on the Outstanding Natural Beauty near Gloucester to eliminate a bottleneck on the A417. The Swindon to... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The future management of the Severn crossings will be reviewed by the DfT, Highways England and the Welsh Government. The current concessionaire is... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Comments by UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage on road congestion made the front page of the Metro newspaper on 8 December. “Nigel... continue
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