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Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authority officers in England have criticised the DfT’s decision to retain the requirement for Traffic Regulation Orders to be advertised... continue
New Transit
Bus News
The latest UK Bus Passenger Survey, by independent watchdog Passenger Focus, shows satisfaction varies widely among different operators and local... continue
New Transit
Rail News
The percentage of people who commute to work in England and Wales by car or van fell between 2001 and 2011, according to Census data published by the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Local Government Association has warned the Chancellor against announcing further significant cuts in his spending review next month. The LGA... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Peter Headicar, Oxford OX1
Steve Melia’s comment piece (ibid) offered some thoughtful observations about monitoring smarter choice measures and accelerating cycling... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Lynn Sloman, Director, Transport for Quality of Life, Machynlleth SY20; Jillian Anable, Senior Lecturer in Transport, University of Aberdeen; Sally Cairns, Senior Research Fellow, TRL and UCL, Berkshire RG40
Steve Melia raises some interesting points in his recent analysis of census data for travel to work in the Sustainable Travel Towns (Darlington,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
A Parliamentary inquiry has urged the Prime Minister to get behind a national cycling action plan backed up with a five-fold rise in spending in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Treasury's infrastructure plan is a list of projects, not a real plan with clear priorities, the public accounts committee has concluded. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) is reviewing its guidelines for speed limit enforcement. The review is considering matters including... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Ministers have ruled out changing English civil law to make drivers liable for crashes with a cyclists, unless the driver can show the cyclist was at... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Ten per cent of English adults cycled at least once a week in the year ending October 2012, according to results of the  Active People Survey... continue
Categories: Cycling, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced the 58 schemes to be funded from the third and final tranche of the Highways Agency’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local transport minister Norman Baker has launched a new Electronic Transfer of Notices (ETON) system that is designed to make it quicker for local... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has challenged the Highways Agency to “become a high performing asset management organisation” able to forecast the levels of... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
Glasgow City Council is to be commended for suggesting that a high-speed line all the way from London to Glasgow could offer a journey time of two... continue
Categories: Railways, England, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The state-run East Coast mainline is the most efficiently-run rail franchise given its lower reliance on taxpayer funding, according to the Office of... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK, England
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Manchester City Council is to install trixi mirrors at 50 junctions to help drivers of large vehicles such as buses and lorries see cyclists. ... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Transport Planning Society says the DfT is undermining its own transport appraisal methods by planning to reform the Highways Agency’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The DfT is to set five-year indicative funding allocations for the strategic road network (SRN). The announcement came this week amid speculation... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has announced the first ten highway schemes to benefit from the Local Pinch Point Fund. The schemes, which will share £25m of the... continue
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