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Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
On 15 February The Edinburgh Evening News ran a story suggesting that the much-maligned consortium tasked with building the tram network had been... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive is to shed 100 jobs as part of a programme to deliver nearly £45m of cost savings over three... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Major Investment in transport infrastructure is needed to support the development of  South-East Edinburgh according to a study commissioned by... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philip Sulley, Maidstone, Kent ME18
I refer to the correspondence on decision-making and appraisal in the issue of 28 January (Viewpoint & Letters). Over 35 years ago, I developed a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport Scotland will not decide whether to take control of the troubled Edinburgh tram project until after the results of mediation talks between... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Supported Pool schemes with funding now approved These schemes now have Programme Entry reactivated and can progress towards Full Approval. ... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David Metz, Centre for Transport Studies, University College London, Gower Street, London
Chris Riley recognises that the economic benefits of improved transport go well beyond time savings, enabling changes in land use, productivity and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The City of Edinburgh Council is to appoint consultants to review the business case for the Edinburgh tram project, amid fears that even the proposed... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
City councillors in Edinburgh are  rethinking how tram services will be integrated with the bus services of municipally-owned Lothian Buses.... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London is in talks with the London Borough of Croydon about the joint funding of additional tram cars to relieve congestion on the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The City of Edinburgh Council is to go into mediation with the contractor building the city’s first tram line in an effort to bring the current... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Business Leaders in the capital are urging Boris Johnson to cut bus subsidy and consider selling off parts of the capital’s transport... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive is studying the potential for ‘tram train’ technology to replace some existing heavy... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A manufacturer of ultra-light rail vehicles is talking to three heritage railways about them making use of its vehicles. Parry People Movers could be... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
Although there has been little recent coverage of Edinburgh’s tram project in the English media, north of the border the main Scottish papers... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport secretary Philip Hammond this week identified a range of options that are being studied to reduce the costs of the Nottingham Phase 2 tram... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
David Mackay has resigned with immediate effect from his post as chairman of both Edinburgh Trams and Lothian Buses.  ... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The DfT this week re-started its major transport scheme programme but warned that no new starts were likely before 2012/13 and many of the projects... continue
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Secondary stories
Nottingham City Council has been told to find “significant savings” to its PFI-funded tram network extension plan. The DfT said last... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Plans to allow bicycles on Sheffield’s Supertram network have been dropped after surveys revealed their prescence would conflict with other... continue
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