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Local Transport Today
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Local authorities should be bound by a statutory target to reduce urban traffic, which would be included in local transport plans by 2008, according... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT has backed down on plans to limit the requirement on developers to assess the impact of generated traffic on the local road network to just... continue
Local Transport Today
Garrett Emmerson
Garrett Emmerson is chair of the Local Transport Planning Network, a member of the Commission for Integrated Transport and head of transportation at Buckinghamshire County Council. The views expressed in this column are those of the author alone.
It's nearly seven years since their introduction in the 2000 Transport Act but England has finally got its first Statutory Quality Bus Partnership -... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport policy in England should increasingly be delivered by sub-regional partnerships of local authorities working closely with other transport... continue
Local Transport Today
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The clamour among councils in the two-tier shires to be one of perhaps only eight new unitary councils chosen by the Government will peak next week... continue
Local Transport Today
Garrett Emmerson
Garrett Emmerson is chair of the Local Transport Planning Network, a member of the Commission for Integrated Transport and head of transportation at Buckinghamshire County Council. The views expressed in this column are those of the author alone.
The weeks before Christmas saw the publication of a flurry of documents of potentially great significance to the future of local transport delivery,... continue
Local Transport Today
Garrett Emmerson
Recent announcements in the Queen's Speech and the local government White Paper that the Government intends to legislate to give councils greater... continue
Local Transport Today
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The West Midland conurbation authorities have told the Government they are opposed to the idea of an elected mayor for the city region, instead... continue
Local Transport Today
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Parish councils could play a bigger role in local transport matters under the White Paper proposals. Ministers plan to transfer responsibility for... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local authorities in two-tier Shire counties have been invited to come forward with plans to establish unitary authorities. However, the DCLG warns... continue
Local Transport Today
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Strengthened Passenger Transport Authorities are set to become the key transport decision-making body in the conurbations but full details of... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local authorities in England will have to choose one of three new leadership models under proposals to strengthen their leadership. The models are: *... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Department for Communities and Local Government is expected to publish the Local Government White Paper in the last week of October or early in... continue
Local Transport Today
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The West Midlands conurbation authorities are preparing a joint transport investment plan that will set out their ideas for governance arrangements... continue
Local Transport Today
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English local authorities will administer the national free bus scheme for the elderly and disabled from 1 April 2008 because time pressures will... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
I can only give a muted welcome to Douglas Alexander's proposals to beef-up the powers of Passenger Transport Authorities to regulate buses and roads... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
By Peter Wiltshire
When Alistair Carmichael joined the Liberal Party in 1980, it had 11 MPs and a few dozen councillors across the whole of the country. Despite being... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Passenger Transport Authorities are likely to receive beefed-up powers to deliver transport improvements in the English conurbations under plans... continue
Local Transport Today
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Speculation about forthcoming changes to local government structures in the English conurbations has focused in particular around whether or not... continue
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Viewpoint
By Ewan Jones
With the change in form and function of the Countryside Agency and the introduction of the Commission for Rural Communities the community transport... continue
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