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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
PUBLIC SPENDING on bus services in Greater Manchester and Tyne and Wear is under pressure after councils agreed tough levies for transport... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Sir David Higgins, who took over as chairman of Government company HS2 Ltd this month, will report to ministers in mid-March on whether the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Plans to reinstate rail services between Liverpool and Chester and North Wales have received a boost after Network Rail said the necessary... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in the Liverpool City Region are urging the Government to drop plans to call the area’s Combined Authority the ‘Greater... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Simon Kirby has joined HS2 Ltd as chief executive – construction, from Network Rail where he is managing director, infrastructure... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Two taxi operators in Liverpool are teaming up to operate taxibus services in competition with bus operators.  The firms, A&J Taxis and... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Bombardier and Vossloh Kiepe are to supply a further ten light rail vehicles to Transport for Greater Manchester in a contract worth about... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
David Hytch, Transport for Greater Manchester’s information systems director, has left the organisation. In a statement, Hytch said: “I... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David HT Smith, The Thursfield Smith Consultancy Shrewsbury SY3
Peter Mackie makes interesting points in his Viewpoint about HS2, particularly the inflation of cost estimates becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has confirmed the construction of a new junction on the M55 near Bartle, Preston, that will relieve pressure on the M55 junction 1 at... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT is setting up a taskforce to identify the best candidates for a future programme of rail electrification in the North of England. A major... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is fighting the release of a 2011 document by its Major Projects Authority, which is critical about the progress of HS2. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Politicians on Merseyside are building an evidence base to extend the high-speed rail network to the city.  The Government’s current plans... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
More connections should be built between HS2 and the classic rail network to allow a wider range of high-speed services to operate, councils in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT says consultant KPMG’s controversial analysis of the economic benefits of High Speed 2 is based on “sound economic theory”... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
Will Tyne and Wear become the first place in the country to introduce a bus Quality Contract Scheme (QCS)? Or will councillors eventually accept the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cheshire East Council is to launch a public consultation in January on plans for a Congleton Link Road around the west of the town, connecting the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Court of Appeal has removed the final legal barrier to Lancashire County Council’s proposed Heysham M6 Link Road by refusing permission for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Shropshire Council and Cheshire West & Chester council are planning to merge their highway services teams. The councils want to have a joint... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Ministers are consulting on plans to create a Greater Merseyside Combined Authority, scrapping Merseyside Integrated Transport Authority at the same... continue
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