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Local Transport Today
In brief
Two neighbouring councils in North Wales are to merge their streetworks and streetlighting teams to improve the service and deliver... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
English Local authorities affected by proposals for new unitary councils were seeking clarification this week on whether the new Conservative/Liberal... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
The Future of Local Transport Delivery
There is a drive for local authorities to team up for wider contracts covering wider geographical areas and offering a wider range of services. But... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Scotland's regional transport partnerships could hold the key to delivering efficiency savings in the transport sector,  ministers have been... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
THE DfT is to part-fund a major study of bus services in Greater Manchester that looks set to shape national bus policy. Details of the study... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The regional tier of transport planning in England will be swept away if the Conservatives win the General Election. The party’s planning Green... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Glasgow Labour councillor Jonathan Findlay has been elected the new chairman of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport. He replaces Alistair Watson... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Scotlands First minister Alex Salmond has raised questions about the future of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport following the departure of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council this week voiced reservations about proposed governance reforms in the Greater Manchester city region ... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport policy-making in Norwich and Exeter will pass to new unitary authorities under local government reforms announced by local government... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT and the Treasury have agreed to help the Leeds City Region develop a ten-year implementation plan to be delivered from a single pot of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
New details have emerged of the strengthened transport powers that political leaders in Greater Manchester are set to receive under the... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The DfT this week urged urban local authorities to reform their transport governance, give greater attention to the needs of pedestrians and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Councillors on the West of England partnership covering Bristol and the surrounding area have put on hold plans for a review of transport governance... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Leeds City Council is launching a scrutiny inquiry into role of the West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority. The council’s city and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Manchester City Council’s chief executive Howard Bernstein has set out how he sees transport governance developing in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Andrew Forster
When the Local Transport Bill was passing through Parliament on its way to becoming the Local Transport Act 2008, some of the big winners from the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Merseytravel has voiced concern that it is being kept in the dark about decisions being taken by the new Liverpool City Region cabinet. Merseytravel... continue
Local Transport Today
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The leader of Greater Manchester’s Integrated Transport Authority this week predicted the  ITA?would survive the current review of... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT is to proceed with plans to transfer responsibility for concessionary travel administration from district councils to county councils in... continue
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