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Local Transport Today
In brief
Blaenau Gwent and Torfaen councils in South East Wales are in talks about a possible voluntary merger. The Welsh Government wants to reduce the... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Stephen Joseph
In the wake of the Scottish referendum, there is renewed interest in devolving decision-making within England. This is a cross-party consensus, with... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Prime Minister and Chancellor have backed a recommended new transport body, Transport for the North, and signalled their support for a new high... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in the Tees Valley are drawing up plans for a Combined Authority to oversee transport and economic development policies in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT is to work with a number of England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships to try and ensure they successfully deliver their local transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
The Scottish Referendum was an exciting affair. I was in Dundee during those heady days prior to the vote, in the place that became known as... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Liberal Democrats have approved a new policy that calls for both decision-making on transport to become "much more local" than it currently is,... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Yes, we know we wrote about the potential for devolution of transport-related powers to English regions in the aftermath of the Scottish referendum... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Jonathan Spruce
This week, Scotland will decide whether it wants to remain part of the United Kingdom, but are people in the transport profession aware of what the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The chief executives of Leeds and Manchester city councils Tom Riordan and Sir Howard Bernstein will tomorrow discuss the creation of a northern... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has issued an open call to local leaders, businesses and professionals in the transport sector to say what extra... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local government in Wales has called on the Welsh Government to abandon plans for local government reorganisation and to instead establish four... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Local authorities in the East Midlands are drawing up plans to establish combined authorities to oversee transport and economic... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
As the Scottish independence referendum campaign enters its final stage, there is a growing appetite south of the border for a debate about devolving... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has ordered the preparation of a single transport plan for the area.  At their meeting at the end of May,... 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
Andrew Forster
The Chancellor George Osborne this week announced plans for a high-speed rail connection between Manchester and Leeds as part of a drive to create a... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
In his speech about creating a ‘Northern Powerhouse’ this week, Chancellor George Osborne revived the idea of elected mayors in the... continue
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