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Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Local Authorities in England will submit major scheme funding proposals to the DfT this month with some outlining options for as much as 40% of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Highways and transport services could be delivered jointly by Gwynedd and Isle of Anglesey councils under a plan being promoted by the Welsh Assembly... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
County councils are urging ministers to revise the New Homes Bonus scheme and ensure more of the funding goes to deliver transport infrastructure.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London has published details of how next year’s £146m budget for local transport improvements will be split between London... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport Authorities in England are assessing their  investment programmes in the light of savage cutbacks to the local transport settlement... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Ali Clabburn, Managing director, Liftshare, Attleborough Norfolk NR17
Local authorities across the country are looking for ways to reduce their costs whilst still providing essential services. It is clear that tweaking... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
John Lamb is leaving his post as director of environment at Trafford Metropolitan Borough Council. Lamb told LTT he had yet to decide what his future... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The cost of local transport capital works paid for by prudential borrowing will increase after the Government moved to increase interest rates on... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
London Boroughs are reviewing their transport plans after receiving confirmation of reduced funding for the next three years. Boroughs had been... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local Authorities that were unsuccessful in the first round of Local Enterprise Partnership submissions are busily drawing up revised submissions for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Welsh Assembly Government is planning to virtually cease funding for local road improvements as it prioritises its reduced budget into walking,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Local Government Association has welcomed the removal of ring-fencing from £7bn of grants, saying it will give councils more flexibility in... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The DfT this week re-started its major transport scheme programme but warned that no new starts were likely before 2012/13 and many of the projects... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The DfT is to work with Sheffield, Hounslow and the Isle of Wight councils to try and drive down the cost of their road maintenance PFI schemes. In... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The DfT is reducing the number of grant streams from 26 to just four: A Local Sustainable Transport Fund (revenue and capital); Major... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Dominic Walley, KPMG
A tide of localism is set to sweep through government, affecting how government is structured, how decisions are made and how funding is allocated.... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A package of transport improvements has been recommended to improve access on a key corridor into Swansea. Consultant Arup’s strategy for the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government gave the go-ahead this week for 24 Local Enterprise Partnerships that could become key players in England’s sub-regional... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A number of neighbouring London boroughs are studying the case for merging their transport departments in order to save millions of pounds. Camden... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
This morning the London boroughs of Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham and Kensington & Chelsea said all their services could be merged to... continue
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