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Local Transport Today
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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In his speech about creating a ‘Northern Powerhouse’ this week, Chancellor George Osborne revived the idea of elected mayors in the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has approved new transport governance arrangements for the West Midlands conurbation. The seven district... continue
Local Transport Today
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DfT economists are acting as the core assessors for about a third of Local Enterprise Partnership strategic economic plans (SEPs), which will... continue
Local Transport Today
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Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council are exploring the idea of setting up a combined authority to oversee transport and... continue
Local Transport Today
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Almost half of England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships are too small to engage effectively in transport planning, according to a think-tank... continue
Local Transport Today
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The City of York Council will be able to join the West Yorkshire Combined Authority under proposed legislative reforms published for consultation by... continue
Local Transport Today
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Almost half of England’s Local Enterprise Partnerships cover too small an area to effectively engage in transport and economic planning,... continue
Local Transport Today
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“A collective sigh of relief was breathed when further Tube strikes were postponed,” The Guardian wrote on 12 May. “It’s been... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Welsh Government is shaking up arrangements for local transport planning following transport minister Edwina Hart’s decision to scrap the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Politicians in Greater Manchester are to strengthen the linkages between the Transport for Greater Manchester Committee (TfGMC) and the ten district... continue
Local Transport Today
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A Labour Government would encourage stronger sub-regional transport governance across much of England and retain Local Enterprise Partnerships, with... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local Transport Today
When the colour of the Government changes, a major shake-up of local government can sometimes follow. That’s what happened in 2010 when the... continue
Local Transport Today
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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
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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
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