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People
Merseytravel has appointed David Brown (pictured) as its new chief executive/director general. Brown, 47, is currently director general of South... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Bruce Allan, an associate director of consultant JMP, has taken over the role of business unit leader for the North-West of England. Allan joined JMP... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Construction joint venture Lafarge Tarmac has secured a highways contract worth up to £70m with Halton and Warrington borough councils. This... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
by Lee Baker
All street works across the ten Greater Manchester authorities were from this week co-ordinated and managed by a central unit based at Transport for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
LOCAL CAMPAIGN group Transport Solutions for Lancaster and Morecambe has lodged a legal challenge to the decision to approve the Heysham M6 Link... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Rik Thomas
THE GREATER Manchester Electric Vehicle scheme, a new electric vehicle charging point network and pay-as-you-go programme, has been launched by... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Any City can become a cycling city but only if action is taken to increase the popularity of the bicycle as a mode of transport, according to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Construction firm Lafarge Tarmac has secured a highways contract worth up to £70m with Halton and Warrington Borough Councils.  It will... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Greater Manchester’s permit scheme to manage roadworks and utility works is due to go live on 29 April. The scheme is a joint scheme, managed... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Liverpool City Council is studying ways to give fully-laden goods vehicles priority at traffic lights, particularly lights on inclines. The council... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Merseytravel has asked Andrew Last, a concessionary fares specialist with consultant Minnerva, to prepare a new concessionary reimbursement... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
LTT went to the Wirral last week and was ‘driven to distraction’ by this road safety sign that appears across the road network. DONT?... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Steve Noble has been appointed manager of the Confederation of Passenger Transport’s Northern Region, replacing David Holding who retires in... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
FirstGroup is cutting fares on bus services in Greater Manchester. A Firstday ticket falls from £4.50 to £4, a FirstWeek ticket from... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A consultation has registered strong support for a new six-mile dual carriageway round south Manchester, connecting the A6 to Manchester Airport.... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester is to recruit a chief operating officer who will lead delivery of the Greater Manchester Transport Fund capital... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
John Seddon, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6
Your item on cycle parking at Old Trafford (In Passing LTT 08 Mar) reminded me of a story told by parents about their first house in the mid-1950s.... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Halton Borough Council has appointed engineering consultant Waterman to project manage a design and build tender and supervise construction of rail... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Merseytravel has revealed new details of its organisational structure following the appointment of David Brown as its director general and chief... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
An appraisal of options to replace Wirral Council’s troubled highways contract has discounted in-sourcing any of the outsourced work. The... continue
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