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Local Transport Today
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Transport minister Lord Adonis has suppressed Manchester transport authorities’ hopes that proposed transport schemes in the region could... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
By Councillor Matt Colledge
Many column inches in the national, local and trade press have been filled commenting on Greater Manchester’s Transport Innovation Fund (TIF)... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
By Mike Crowhurst, Chairman, Railfuture, Leeds
Recent weeks have seen two predictable but depressing decisions. Following the defeat of the Manchester congestion charge plans the following... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
By David James, Chief executive officer, mxdata, Wilmslow
The news that the Greater Manchester road pricing scheme has been vetoed and that Durham County Council has withdrawn its bid (‘TIF in trouble... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
By Dave Carter
December the 12th 2008 should be seen by the transport planning community as a defining moment in setting the UK’s course in strategic traffic... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The senior civil servant who has led the DfT’s road pricing agenda  is moving to a new post. Steve Gooding, director of road pricing and... continue
Local Transport Today
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The full extent of the DfT’s retreat from motorway widening in favour of hard shoulder running has been spelt out in a new  policy... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A road user hierarchy that places pedestrians and cyclists at the top and motorists at the bottom is not a “moral judgement”, the London... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Reading Borough Council is to test whether the DfT will approve a Transport Innovation Fund bid in which congestion charging is only introduced if... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The decisive ‘no’ vote in Greater Manchester’s Transport Innovation Fund referendum unsurprisingly attracted the attention of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Peter Johnston, Bolton, Lancs
Certainly, after Manchester (and Edinburgh before it) there must now be considerable doubt as to whether the motoring public will ever vote in favour... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Aurang Zeb, Traffic and road safety manager, London Borough of Bexley, Bexleyheath
After a hat trick of failed referendums i.e. Edinburgh, London’s western extension and in Manchester, the idea of localised congestion charging... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Duncan Stewart, Henllan, Denbighshire
In November 2008 the voters of California were asked the following question in a referendum: “To provide Californians a safe, convenient,... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Biggs, Director and environment spokesman Association of British Drivers (ABD), Tamworth, Staffs
It seems that the likes of David Blackledge and Chris Barker (Letters LTT 6 January) don’t understand what is wrong with the Manchester... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
By Rik Thomas
The overwhelming ‘No’ vote in the Greater Manchester referendum on a Transport Innovation Fund bid was almost universally interpreted by... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
By Andrew Forster
The public’s emphatic rejection of Greater Manchester’s multi-billion pound transport investment and congestion charging package just... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Durham County Council has become the latest authority to pull out of the DfT’s Transport Innovation Fund programme that aims to promote local... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Was the crushing 4:1 defeat for a £3bn Transport Innovation Fund bid across Greater Manchester in December a nail in the coffin for such... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Chris Barker Hornsey
A clue to the resounding defeat of the Manchester congestion charge referendum can be found in the remark by Mr and Mrs Tudge in the 11 Dec issue.... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David Blackledge Chairman & director of European af fairs Transport & Travel Research Lichfield Staffordshire
It was no surprise to hear that voters in Greater Manchester rejected congestion charging so comprehensively. We happened to have a company... continue
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