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Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Consultation closes on 2 April on the DfT’s plan to devolve local transport major scheme funding to the 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local Transport Minister Norman Baker has announced a series of reforms aimed at delivering more innovative and higher quality bus services, and... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT is being urged to rethink its plans to devolve major transport scheme funding amid claims that the proposed system will create an... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The election of an elected mayor of Liverpool will take place on 3 May after councillors voted in favour of the model this month. The Government has... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
It will soon be two years since the coalition Government came to power with a localism agenda for England that entailed devolving power from the... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Andrew Forster
When new governments come to power, one of the things they like to do is tinker with the structure of local government. Labour did so in 1997 by... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Elections for elected mayors in 11 of England’s largest cities will take place on 15 November if the public votes in favour of the model in... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Alan Wenban-Smith, Urban & Regional Policy
Unlocking Growth in Cities is a joint production by the Departments of Business, Innovation &?Skills and Communities and Local Government, which... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Elected city mayors will agree bespoke deals with the Government for the devolution of transport and other powers, minister for cities Greg Clark... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Elected Mayors could hamper transport policy-making in England’s city regions, local authorities have warned ministers. The Government plans to... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government’s plans for elected mayors in England’s biggest cities could create confusion and friction over how  transport is... continue
Local Transport Today
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Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg has called for more Transport for London-style bodies across England’s major cities. In a speech about the... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Since the Coalition Government came to power last year transport project promoters in England have had to get to grips with huge changes to the... continue
Local Transport Today
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England’s eight biggest cities outside London and their surrounding Local Enterprise Partnership areas are drawing up bespoke lists of the... continue
Local Transport Today
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A wide range of new powers with implications for transport will come into being in England over the coming months following Royal Assent for the... continue
Local Transport Today
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MINISTERS HAVE outlined how they plans to allocate £450m to Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs) across England to deliver transport and other... continue
Local Transport Today
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Consultants have called for statutory city-region plans to improve transport/land-use integration in and around Cardiff. The recommendation is made... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Buckinghamshire County Council is making a new application to ministers for a Local Enterprise Partnership covering the county.  The county is... continue
Local Transport Today
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An elected mayor should spearhead transport policy for the entire Liverpool city region rather than just within the city council’s... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government has launched a consultation on the powers people would like elected mayors to be given in 12 English cities. The coalition Government... continue
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