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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
Regular news
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
Regular news
The DfT is seeking local enterprise partnership backing for bids for its new £170m local pinch point fund for schemes to remove transport... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London has announced the award of £148m for London boroughs to invest in local transport schemes in 2013/14. The funding will be... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A taskforce has been set up by the Welsh Government to look at ways to deliver better local transport in South East Wales. The first meeting of the... continue
Categories: Local transport, Wales
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is consulting on  reforming the formula used to allocate integrated transport block grant to local authorities. The reforms could see a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
DfT ministers were still grappling with how to resolve the geography of local transport bodies in three parts of England as LTT closed for press. In... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Conwy and Denbighshire councils are to reverse their existing joint delivery of highways services and replace their joint head of highways with... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Gavin Smith, Bristol BS4
The transport role of Bristol’s new mayor is in the balance. People are asking what effective co-ordinating powers he will have. The issue... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has unveiled a "light-touch" framework for the appraisal of Local Sustainable Transport Fund projects. The Department expects local... continue
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