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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is reviewing the locations for HS2 stations in the East Midlands and South Yorkshire to see if the current proposals offer the best... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Gavin Smith, Transport for Greater Bristol Alliance Bristol BS3
Bristol’s long-standing transport planning problems have not one but two sources: a democratic deficit, and fantasy economics. But help may be... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Huge uncertainty surrounds a proposal to cut the number of councils in Wales from 22 to as few as ten, according to the Welsh Local Government... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
A bit of advice for workplace travel planners: tread carefully with Amazon. Brad Stone’s book, The Everything Store, chronicles the short life... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The dispute between the UK and Welsh governments over who agreed to pay for the Welsh Valley lines electrification programme, first announced in 2012... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
LOCAL AUTHORITIES in Greater Cambridge are to shake-up the way transport is governed  and ultimately hope to establish a Combined Authority. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has approved plans for a Combined Authority covering the Tyne and Wear conurbation and surrounding council areas. The CA will cover... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Warwickshire County Council has launched a debate on whether it should become a unitary authority, with the five district councils being abolished.... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A Welsh Local Government Association task force is preparing a rival set of proposals for local government re-organisation to those recommended by... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in the Liverpool City Region are urging the Government to drop plans to call the area’s Combined Authority the ‘Greater... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Welsh transport minister Edwina Hart has stripped Wales’ four regional transport consortia of their responsibilities and funding, passing much... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
A huge shake-up to how transport policy is delivered in Wales was signalled this week as a Government-appointed commission recommended the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Welsh transport minister Edwina Hart is reviewing the future of Wales’ four regional transport consortia. An announcement is expected in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Ministers are consulting on plans to create a Greater Merseyside Combined Authority, scrapping Merseyside Integrated Transport Authority at the same... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The city of York Council is expecting a Government consultation on reforms to combined authority (CA) legislation, which could clear the way for the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local government officers in England are urging ministers to redraw the boundaries of overlapping Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). ADEPT, the... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
Public authorities have marked the end of the calendar year with their characteristic blizzard of desk-clearing policy announcements that will take... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Alex Pratt, Bucks Thames Valley LEP
The story of economic growth over the last century has been underpinned by access to plentiful supplies of energy, a propensity to exploit new... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Andrew Forster
Local authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships across England are gearing up for the biggest shake-up in years to how local transport is funded.... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
When ministers authorised the creation of Local Enterprise Partnerships across England three years ago, many in local government were sceptical that... continue
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