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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The City & County of Swansea and its eastern neighbour, Neath Port Talbot, want the Welsh Government to undertake a major remapping of local... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
George Osborne seems to have a fixation on mayors. The recent deal with the Greater Manchester local authorities to get devolved powers and a bit of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The five Tees Valley local authorities have published plans for establishing a combined authority to oversee transport and economic... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A Government review of how Birmingham City Council is run has backed plans for a combined authority to oversee transport and economic development in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Two South Wales councils are proposing a voluntary merger on a different model to that proposed by the Welsh Government.  The Welsh Government... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The seven district councils in the West Midlands conurbation are to prepare a joint transport plan, which could provide a framework for the new... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
A survey of medium-sized business leaders has found that local transport is their top priority for devolution. The survey by Grant Thornton UK LLP... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Regular news
Andrew Forster
A Labour Government would give Combined Authorities across England a “swift and simple” procedure to introduce bus Quality Contracts,... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
In the Commons debate on bus policy last week  Labour MPs were quick to dig up the alleged Margaret Thatcher quote that a man who finds himself... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
an elected mayor of Greater Manchester could be handed the power to franchise bus services under a groundbreaking agreement struck between the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The chairman of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority has rejected the idea of a directly elected mayor for the conurbation.  George Galloway,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Chancellor George Osborne has held out the prospect of ring-fencing funds raised from shale gas extraction in northern England for transport and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
A meeting of London's leaders today explores the case for granting more power to London, as a think-tank highlights how the capital's dependence upon... continue
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
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