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Local Transport Today
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The West and South West Regional Transport Partnership will have public transport powers over a much wider part of western Scotland than its... continue
Local Transport Today
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Scotland's local authority association has welcomed the Scottish Executive's plans to create five statutory regional transport partnerships (RTPs)... continue
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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.
One of the delights of the Local Transport Planning Network's new performance bench-marking database (LTT 23 Feb) is its ability to compare... continue
Local Transport Today
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The English regions must remain key units for policy-making on matters such as transport, planning and economic development, and a cautious approach... continue
Local Transport Today
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Two leading advocates of devolving transport powers to the English regions have voiced regret about the referendum defeat of plans for an elected... continue
Local Transport Today
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Dumfries and Galloway Council says it will resist the Scottish Executive's plan to transfer its public transport responsibilities to the proposed... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The DfT is preparing to split the Highways Agency's road programme into two streams - those of national, and those of regional, significance - as... continue
Local Transport Today
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Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Authority has threatened to withdraw its membership of the Local Government Association, claiming the LGA does... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport is a hot topic in the north-west of England. The region is at one end of the Government's controversial plans for a new tolled Expressway.... continue
Local Transport Today
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Creating an integrated multi-modal approach to transport policy in urban areas has been a vision for both central and local government for a number... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A clear majority of transport practitioners in the north-east of England are convinced by the case for an elected regional assembly to oversee... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The mayor of London will be able to appoint politicians to the board of Transport for London as part of a package of reforms to governance in the... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT has published guidance explaining the roles that PTEs in England can play in rail franchising. The Railways Act 2005 removed PTEs' automatic... continue
Local Transport Today
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An elected regional assembly for the North East of England should be given powers similar to that of Transport for London or the Welsh Assembly,... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Like other key players in the transport world, PTEs are still working through the implications of the tranche of Government policy announcements this... continue
Local Transport Today
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Central government control of financing for major transport schemes and the lack of local revenue raising powers can create an "uneasy... continue
Local Transport Today
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Ruth Kelly, the new secretary of state for communities and local government, cast doubt this week on the future of regional assemblies if the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport for London is lobbying the Government to give it responsibilities for rail services over a larger area of the wider South East than... continue
Local Transport Today
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Conurbation local authorities could find it easier to implement potentially controversial transport schemes under Office of the Deputy Prime Minister... continue
Local Transport Today
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The last grips that John Prescott retained on the remains of the DETR 'super ministry' specially created for him upon Labour's election victory in... continue
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