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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The West Yorkshire integrated Transport Authority looks set to be scrapped under plans of the five West Yorkshire districts to set up a new Combined... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Centro has identified its top public transport investment priority in each of the three local transport body areas covering the West Midlands... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
THE Leaders of the seven metropolitan districts in the West Midlands are to take control of transport policy in a shake-up that will see the demise... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Peter Stonham
Sir Colin Buchanan’s grandson, Paul Buchanan, this week paid tribute to his grandfather’s work in defining critical issues of transport... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Laura Shoaf has been appointed Black Country director of transport, working to the Association of Black Country Authorities (Dudley, Sandwell,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Passenger Transport Executives have urged the DfT to scrap plans to revise the formula used to distribute funding for small-scale transport schemes... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government this week presented local transport authorities in England with the chance to secure significantly more funding for transport with... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities in Greater Manchester are to retain the DfT’s £5m minimum cost threshold for major transport schemes when the major... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Tony May, University of Leeds
It is now 40 years since the then Department for the Environment published its proposals for Transport Policies and Programmes (TPPs). The TPP,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
There’s still more than two years to go before England’s new local transport bodies (LTBs) take control of the DfT’s major... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
A number of local authorities in England are discussing plans to audit each other’s major transport scheme appraisals rather than employing... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The House of Commons public accounts committee this week makes strident criticisms of how the DfT manages local transport spending. Or, in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
MPs have voiced alarm at the DfT’s lack of knowledge about how its local transport funds are spent by councils. The House of Commons public... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
West Yorkshire’s council leaders are to pay a levy to support the proposed West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund. The levy that the five... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authority transport directors have criticised the Government’s decision to allocate 25% of Community Infrastructure Levy revenues to... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT has announced how it plans to allocate funding to those local transport bodies where there have been boundary disputes.  One dispute... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Greater Manchester’s political leaders are expected to approve a 0.6% rise in Transport for Greater Manchester’s underlying levy for next... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport officers from all the emerging Local Transport Bodies in England are being invited to attend a meeting in Birmingham on 18 January to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport officers from all the emerging Local Transport Bodies in England are being invited to attend a meeting in Birmingham on 18th January to... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT is seeking local enterprise partnership backing for bids for its new £170m local pinch point fund for schemes to remove transport... continue
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