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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The city of York Council is expecting a Government consultation on reforms to combined authority (CA) legislation, which could clear the way for the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local government officers in England are urging ministers to redraw the boundaries of overlapping Local Enterprise Partnerships (LEPs). ADEPT, the... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
Public authorities have marked the end of the calendar year with their characteristic blizzard of desk-clearing policy announcements that will take... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Alex Pratt, Bucks Thames Valley LEP
The story of economic growth over the last century has been underpinned by access to plentiful supplies of energy, a propensity to exploit new... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Andrew Forster
Local authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships across England are gearing up for the biggest shake-up in years to how local transport is funded.... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
When ministers authorised the creation of Local Enterprise Partnerships across England three years ago, many in local government were sceptical that... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is consulting on West Yorkshire’s plan to set up a combined authority (CA) to oversee transport and economic development from... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has asked local authorities in the North East of England to provide “clear and compelling evidence” that their plan to set... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Ambitious plans to develop the public transport system in South East Wales have been presented in a report commissioned by the Welsh Government. Key... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
I’ve surprised quite a few friends by standing down as a local councillor. The pressures of other commitments, many of which – ironically... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Business leaders in Scotland are calling on the Scottish Government to reduce the number of local authorities in the country. CBI Scotland said that... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Power trip, the new book by Damian McBride, Gordon Brown’s former controversial spin doctor, has been all over the media in recent weeks.... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The politics of transport on Merseyside would make a fascinating topic for a doctoral thesis. Tensions between Liverpool City Council and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
New road schemes are dominating the transport priorities of England’s local transport bodies, according to an in-depth analysis by... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Merseyside Integrated Transport Authority will be dissolved if the Government approves plans to set up a Combined Authority for the Liverpool City... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is consulting on plans to establish a Combined Authority for South Yorkshire, which would see the existing South Yorkshire Integrated... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Local government transport officers this week expressed concern that the Government’s decision to channel £1.1bn of local transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities in the Liverpool City Region are planning to apply to Government for the power to establish a Combined Authority that would oversee... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive is to be abolished as part of governance reforms that should see a Combined Authority overseeing... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in the Black Country and Berkshire may establish joint committees to strengthen governance over transport and other matters. The... continue
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