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Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Ministers this week gave the go-ahead to hundreds of local transport schemes across England in growth deals struck with Local Enterprise... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Welsh Government has bowed to pressure from bus operators and announced a more generous reimbursement scheme for the carriage of concessionary... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
Discussions of rail developments in the capital often focus on the mega projects such as the Thameslink upgrade, east-west Crossrail, and the... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Consultant Deloitte has won a £1.98m contract from Transport for London to assist in enhancing its commercial revenue generation. The contract... continue
Local Transport Today
News
National Express Group has held on to its Essex Thameside rail franchise – which it has operated since 2000 – trumping rival bids from... continue
Local Transport Today
News
TFL’s annual report for the year ended 31 March 2014 shows strong demand growth across all aspects of the capital’s public transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
FirstGroup's management are braced for fierce criticism of chief executive Tim O’Toole’s £2m remuneration package at the Annual... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
The pay of top transport executives is in the news with controversy over FirstGroup chief executive Tim O’Toole’s handsome £2m and... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The numbers are big: £1.8bn for local transport schemes starting in 2015/16 and a further £1.3bn for schemes in 2016/17 onwards. So does... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Road freight fails to pay its full societal costs by a large margin according to a new report for the rail freight industry, which is pressing the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Around half of the agreed £6bn Local Growth Deals will be spent on new local transport schemes, which... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister have announced the first local projects agreed under the Local Growth Fund, to be spent from next... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Local government today makes a bid for a proportion of fuel duty revenues to bolster highway maintenance services. The Local Government Association... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Labour Party has accepted the recommendation of Sir John Armitt to establish an independent National Infrastructure Commission to "help create a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Local government is being hamstrung in its efforts to invest in new infrastructure because of a "maze of Whitehall bureaucracy" when applying for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
A Labour Government would incentivise the setting up of city and county region combined authorities, to take responsibility for transport, working... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Former transport minister Lord Adonis will today recommend encouraging local authorities to group together into combined authorities if they are to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls today committed Labour to transferring £30bn to city and county regions to help local businesses to... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
The Department for Transport’s recently-published consultation document for the Northern and TransPennine Express franchises has been met with... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A £2m programme is underway to upgrade speed and red light camera sites in the Essex area from wet film to digital technology.  The Essex... continue
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