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Local Transport Today
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Cumbria County Council is anticipating the announcement that it has won a big slice of the DfT’s £12m fund to promote cycling in National... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Blackburn with Darwen Council is to implement a four-year road maintenance programme to improve the area’s road network. The council plans to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cheshire East Council has identified a preferred option for a new road to relieve traffic problems and serve new development in Congleton. The link... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Hoad, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham
I am writing to pass on some information relating to the on-going HS2 study that I believe significantly affects how it should be viewed. Based on my... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Susan Mullen has been appointed the Confederation of Passenger Transport’s regional manager for North West England. She is currently senior... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
 Move over Transport for London, there’s a new kid on the block. Lancashire County Council has set up Transport for Lancashire and is... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
John McQueen and Will Haynes have joined Sustrans as senior engineers based in London and Manchester respectively. McQueen joins from the London... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Opponents of the Government’s high-speed rail plans have vowed to fight on after the Court of Appeal rejected their legal case this week. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
On 27 June transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin used the conservativehome website to promote the benefits of the Government’s planned HS2... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lancashire County Council wants to deliver a package of road improvements as part of its City Deal being negotiated with Government. The Preston and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The delivery of the London-West Midlands high-speed line has a 95% probability of being delivered for below £21.4bn (2011 prices), according to... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
An interesting story lands on LTT’s desk concerning the leader of the UK Independence Party, Mr Nigel Farage. Apparently, according to The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has asked Network Rail to study electrifying the ‘Lakes Line’ railway between Oxenholme and Windermere in Cumbria.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities in the Liverpool City Region are planning to apply to Government for the power to establish a Combined Authority that would oversee... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Merseyside could be penalised by the DfT unless it improves the delivery of Local Sustainable Transport Fund schemes, the area’s PTE has... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Reading and Stockport councils are to allow residents to set up ‘play streets’, following the lead of Bristol City Council. Residents can... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is setting up an HS2 Growth Task Force to maximise the economic benefits of the high-speed rail network between London, the West Midlands,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester is to brand its new multi-modal smartcard for public transport in the conurbation ‘Get me there’.... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Government company HS2 Ltd has awarded a £1.5m environmental services contract to consultants Temple and RSK for the Birmingham to Leeds and... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Halton Borough Council has named the Merseylink consortium as the preferred bidder for the 30-year contract to design, build, finance and operate the... continue
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