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Local Transport Today
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Birmingham City Council has approved plans for signed-only 20mph limits on residential streets and in local centres in a large part of the south of... continue
Local Transport Today
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Rik Thomas
“Rail, road and bus spending is the way to bridge the north-south divide,” The Observer suggested on 23 November. “While London... continue
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Regular news
Ian Davey
As a densely-populated city between the sea and the South Downs National Park, Brighton & Hove has always faced transport challenges. Every year... continue
Local Transport Today
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Jason Torrance
  Sustainable local travel in England faces a challenge. Policy makers make positive noises about the value of walking and cycling for local... continue
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Lee Baker
London and regional city leaders have united to urge an end to "centralised decision-making" which means that "transport decisions are evaluated... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
“Big transport infrastructure projects tend to follow the same narrative as an episode of Grand Designs,” The Guardian reported on 3... continue
Local Transport Today
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Bristol City Council has drawn up proposals to manage a £9m escalation in the costs of the city’s first MetroBus bus rapid transit... continue
Local Transport Today
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THE DFT is consulting on plans for allocating the £976m annual road maintenance budget to England’s local authorities outside London over... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local authorities and local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) in England are waiting to discover if the Chancellor will award further Local Growth Fund... continue
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Andrew Forster
Network rail may have to cut back or delay major enhancements because the current programme is unaffordable.  The DfT and NR are conducting a... continue
Local Transport Today
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Hampshire County Council has highlighted the challenges of delivering the big programme of transport improvements planned for the area. “There... continue
Local Transport Today
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The bus industry is pressing the Government to retain Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) in England. Industry lobby group Greener Journeys has... continue
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South Gloucestershire Council expects to save £1m a year of public transport expenditure by commercialising tendered services and reducing... continue
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Hertfordshire County Council is to consult on a revised package of bus cuts that are even deeper than previously planned. The council’s... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Tram passengers in London could be charged a premium over bus travel in order to fund further investment in the network.  Unveiling a 15-year... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Councils in Wales face a 4.3% cut in funding from the Welsh Government in 2015/16. The figure includes an average 3.4% cut to councils’... continue
Local Transport Today
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Scotland’s bus policies are shaped by the financial donations made by Stagecoach Group chairman Brian Souter to the ruling Scottish National... continue
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The Government is scrapping the complex formula that was to determine the level of ‘earn back’ payments Greater Manchester receives for... continue
Local Transport Today
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John W E Helm
Cutbacks in state support for UK rail franchises have depressed FirstGroup financial results for the first six months ended 30 September 2014. Group... continue
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Every £1 of public money spent on the Cycle City Ambition Grant and Cycling in National Parks schemes could deliver social benefits worth... continue
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