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Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Regional transport planning in England will be abolished if the Conservatives win the next General Election. The party’s Green Paper on local... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A review of transport governance arrangements in the north of Scotland is to be undertaken for HITRANS, the Highlands and Islands Regional Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Conservatives’ Green Paper on local government outlines plans for referendums on elected mayors in England’s 12 largest cities but... continue
Local Transport Today
Interview
By William Ainslie
This week saw the creation of  Integrated Transport Authorities in England’s six metropolitan areas, replacing the old Passenger Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Passenger Transport Authorities will become known as Integrated Transport Authorities from 9 February, one of the first changes to follow from the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Any future Leeds City Region Integrated Transport Authority must not rely too heavily on officers from the conurbation’s PTE – Metro... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Guidance to help local transport authorities in England conduct  governance reviews has been published by the DfT. The Local Transport Act 2008... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Local Government Association is to commission research into concessionary travel to help inform its position on the DfT’s proposed changes... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The House of Commons is to set up regional select and grand committees for each English region in January to scrutinise regional policies such as... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government has announced that the new Single Regional Strategy in England (bringing together the Regional Spatial Strategies and Regional... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government said this week it wants at least two English city regions to pioneer new governance arrangements including the creation of Integrated... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local authority leaders in Tyne and Wear have commissioned consultants to undertake a review of transport governance in the conurbation. The... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT has issued guidance to help local authorities make savings in procuring transport projects.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
One of the architects of Greater Manchester’s £3bn transport investment and associated congestion charging package has accused opponents... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Consultant Atkins has been appointed by councils to conduct a review of transport governance in the Sheffield city region. The review will have two... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Sheffield City Council is to prioritise tackling traffic problems at 20 locations in the city after running an internet poll. The ‘Driving me... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Ten highway authorities across the East of England region are finalising plans for a regional permit scheme to manage road and utility works and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A new report commissioned by the National Joint Utilities Group (NJUG), which represents 38 utilities and nine major contractors in the UK, says that... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
London mayor Boris Johnson this week revealed that he will take the chair of Transport for London as Tim Parker, who had been lined up for the... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Taxi driver representatives and the chair of London Councils' transport and environment committee are among the six new appointments to Transport for... continue
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