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Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The DfT is in discussions with local authorities in Greater Manchester and the Leeds City Region about a potentially major shake-up of transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority looks set to take an “advisory and co-ordinating” role on a core strategic road network in... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
If members of Welsh transport minister Ieuan Wyn Jones’ advisory group got their way, transport policy in Wales would be about to become very... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Phil Sulley, (Former assistant chief executive of Greater Manchester Council with responsibility for transport), Helston, Cornwall
It is of interest to note the view in Manchester that it would make sense to have a conurbation-wide body that would not only cover public transport... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A review of transport governance in the West Midlands conurbation is to be commissioned by the seven metropolitan districts and the Integrated... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Meera Rambissoon
Manchester City Councillor Keith Whitmore has been appointed as chair of Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority at its Annual General... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has put on hold proposals to devolve the approval of new roads and light railways to local authorities in England. The announcement came in a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority could be abolished as part of a shake-up  to transport governance in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rhodri Clark
Scotland and Wales share many similarities in terms of geography: each has a relatively small population concentrated in a few urban centres, with... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Ex-transport chief takes on finance role The man in charge of E... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Meera Rambissoon
Nottingham City Council has joined the Passenger Transport Executive Group as an associate member - joining existing members Strathclyde Partnership... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Edinburgh councillor and tram leader Phil Wheeler is thought to face an ousting in a party reshuffle this week.
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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport governance arrangements in the West Midlands region are too complex says a review commissioned by local authorities. Centro chief... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Meera Rambissoon
GMPTE boss who led on congestion charge bid steps down The man who helped lead Greater Manchester into the congestion charge referendum is quitting... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Talks are continuing between local authorities in the North East of England on future governance arrangements for transport. Richard Hibbert,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Plans to treat Merseyside, Warrington and Greater Manchester as a single economic area, with improved transport links, have been criticised by local... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities on Merseyside have commissioned a review of transport governance in the Liverpool city-region. Atkins has been tasked by the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The five Tees Valley local authorities have for the time being ruled out using the Local Transport Act 2008 powers to create an integrated transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The new Cheshire West and Chester unitary authority has appointed consultants WSP and Lambert Smith Hampton to develop a transport strategy to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Greater Manchester’s political leaders are eyeing greater powers and influence over rail, bus and strategic roads as part of a governance... continue
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