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Local Transport Today
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Local authorities in England and the Highways Agency spent £3.5bn on road maintenance in 2012/13, according to DfT figures. Of the total,... continue
Local Transport Today
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West Berkshire Council is to allocate £522,000 from its balances to repair flood-damaged roads because the extra DfT grant it has received is... continue
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Cornwall Council is seeking a contractor to dual the A30 trunk road between Temple and Higher Carblake, which the council is promoting on behalf of... continue
Local Transport Today
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Hampshire County Council is consulting on options for cutting tendered bus service funding. The council currently spends £4.7m a year on... continue
Local Transport Today
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More details have emerged of the Welsh Government’s pilot project to trial new ways of delivering rural bus services. The Government last month... continue
Local Transport Today
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Thirty prospective Labour parliamentary candidates have called for the railways to be taken back into public ownership in an open letter to The... continue
Local Transport Today
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The House of Commons transport committee has announced a new inquiry into rail investment. The committee wants to explore the impact and... continue
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Cardiff Council is commissioning a review of the city’s bus network. The ‘Transforming the Cardiff bus system study’ will identify... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport Scotland is seeking a new funding model to deliver enhancements to rail lines in Scotland that primarily benefit cross-border... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
William Barter calls the average 170 passengers on a Virgin train “an abstraction” (Letters LTT 2 May). It is not my fault the number... continue
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Main editorial comment
Consultants have missed out on some easy money after the DfT decided to use in-house expertise to estimate the number of road signs in England. The... continue
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Gwynedd, Cardiff, Pembrokeshire and Swansea  Councils have secured the biggest shares of the Welsh Government’s £15.4m local... continue
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The Office of Rail Regulation has set reduced charges for passenger and freight operators on HS1, the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, in Control Period 2... continue
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The rail industry has launched a review of track access charges paid by train operators to Network Rail. The review, announced by the Rail Delivery... continue
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FirstGroup could be granted a  further five-year direct award to run the Great Western franchise until 2020.  First was awarded a two-year... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Deniz Huseyin
More than 500 delegates attended Cycle City expo in Leeds on 1-2 May, confirming its position as the UK’s largest cycling planning and policy... continue
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Media monitor
Rik Thomas
ON 6 May, The Edinburgh Evening News, which has long been a staunch critic of the delays and cost overruns that have become synonymous with... continue
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Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Leicestershire County Council is expected to approve plans next week for four ‘community bus partnerships’ (CBPs) that will see local... continue
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Letters to the editor
If Robert Davis “was brought up to be courteous” why does he characterise his opponents as “extreme car fanatics” (Letters... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington adds to the nonsense spoken about capacity by opponents of HS2 (Letter LTT 18 Apr). The figure of 170 passengers per Virgin train... continue
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