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Congestion charging is a major issue of political disagreement for the forthcoming local elections in areas that have received funds from the DfT's... continue
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London mayor ken Livingstone has pledged not to increase the central London congestion charge from £8 for cars below the Band G tax band if he... continue
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The South East England Regional Assembly is challenging the Government's plan to transfer regional planning and transport powers from regional... continue
Local Transport Today
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The credibility of the Government's policy to promote local congestion charging schemes could rest on a referendum to be held in transport secretary... continue
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Order-making powers for road and public transport schemes could be devolved to local or regional government under changes being considered by the... continue
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Transport for London and almost half of London boroughs plan to introduce a permitting system this autumn to manage road and streetworks. Fifteen... continue
Local Transport Today
Garrett Emmerson
Garrett Emmerson is a director of consultant Steer Davies Gleave, chair of the Local Transport Planning Network and a member of the Commission for Integrated Transport. The views expressed in this column are those of the author alone.
Local transport authorities have long seen themselves as capital rich and revenue poor. Ever-tightening Revenue Support Grant (RSG) settlements,... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Following an organisational review at London Councils, Nick Lester has been appointed corporate director of services. He is currently director of... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport governance could be shaken up in Devon, Suffolk and Norfolk following Communities and Local Government secretary Hazel Blears' request to... continue
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Local authorities in the West Midlands region are to commission a review of transport governance arrangements so that they can capitalise on the... continue
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Councils in the Bristol area are trying to find common ground on how their transport governance arrangements should evolve in the context of the... continue
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Stakeholders in Surrey were meeting this week to discuss plans to create a new partnership body, Transport for Surrey, to drive forward transport... continue
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Regional planning powers for RDAs The Government has tabled an amendment to the Planning Bill enabling England's regional assemblies to delegate... continue
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London Councils is commissioning two studies that could prompt a major shake-up to the way the capital's Freedom Pass concessionary fares scheme is... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Andrew Forster
Ever since regional councils were scrapped in the mid-1990s a debate has raged about how transport policy should best be delivered in Scotland.... continue
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A guide for transport professionals outlining the new local area agreement (LAA) and comprehensive area assessment (CAA) regimes in English local... continue
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We dropped some clangers with maps in the last issue. The map to illustrate the article on Scotland's regional transport partnerships ('Scots RTPs... continue
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Local authorities in the Leeds city-region have appointed consultants to examine how transport should be planned and delivered across the... continue
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Draft guidance to help English local authorities review transport governance arrangements has been published by the DfT. The Local Transport Bill... continue
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