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Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
The Huddersfield Daily Examiner has had a crop of irate readers’ letters about Kirklees Council’s apparent plans to take over the rail... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A number of local authorities in the North of England have agreed in principle to assume some of the risk associated with devolving the management of... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Nexus has promoted Raymond Johnstone to director of rail and infrastructure following the departure of Ken Mackay. Johnstone was Nexus’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
NExus has dismissed a bus operator’s claim that the PTE is pursuing a bus Quality Contract Scheme (QCS) because of a cash crisis brought about... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The scope of two major rail enhancements is in doubt because of cuts to their budget made by the Office of Rail Regulation. Network Rail this week... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Bernard Garner, Director general, Nexus, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1
I am sure LTT readers will welcome the expert and balanced analysis you provided of the Tyne and Wear Quality Contracts Scheme proposal (‘Nexus... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Bus operator Stagecoach has claimed that a proposed quality contract for Tyne and Wear would expose local taxpayers to unacceptable financial... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in North East England hope to have a pay-as-you-go smartcard for public transport operational by “autumn/winter 2013”.... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Readers in London wanting to live in a place with a slice of transport history now have two choices. As we have previously reported, part of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Tyne and Wear Integrated Transport Authority has agreed to introduce quality contracts, which it says will deliver better bus services while... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Durham County Council has become the latest local authority to abandon maximum parking standards for new residential developments, saying they lead... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Sunderland City Council has halted the procurement of an iconic new road bridge across the River Wear after bidders’ priced the project far... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Durham County Council may remove up to 7,000 streetlights as part of a policy to cut streetlighting costs. The council estimates there are 7,000... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Hertfordshire’s local Transport Body has identified a major improvement to the Highways Agency’s A1(M) as one of the top priority schemes... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Newcastle City Council plans to implement Red Routes on radial corridors and in the city centre to ease congestion.  Red Routes were pioneered... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Small-scale bike hire schemes have been launched in Sunderland and Oxford. Both schemes have been delivered by Newcastle-based Grand Scheme Bike... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Seven local authorities in the north-east of England are to seek permission from ministers to create a Combined Authority (CA) to strengthen the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Councillors in Newcastle have approved detailed design work on a £6.2m package of improvements to link the city’s railway station to the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Highways Agency may consider funding enhancements to local authority road networks if the improvements can deliver “clear benefits”... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has offered Nottingham City Council £1.5m to help fund 15 more electric buses, which will take the city’s electric bus fleet up... continue
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