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Local Transport Today
In brief
A recently-opened pedestrian plaza in the Oxfordshire town of Didcot will be opened to buses if town centre expansion plans are approved. The plaza... continue
Local Transport Today
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Aberdeenshire Council has given its support to Aberdeen City Council’s plans to change traffic management in the city centre. The draft city... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The prime Minister, David Cameron, this week signalled continuity for transport policy in England with the re-appointment of most of the DfT’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) is appointing a consultant to assist on developing a bus strategy for the conurbation. The consultant will... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A Swansea street that has been criticised for its safety record saw accident rates almost halve after it was remodelled in 2006-07, newly released... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Local authorities and business leaders on the eastern arm of the proposed high-speed rail network, HS2, are stepping up their lobbying to ensure the... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
A merger between the two leading Sheffield taxi companies should create one of the largest taxi firms in the country. City Taxis will take over... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Transport for Greater Manchester has appointed a team led by Cubic Transportation Systems to deliver a travel information system. OPTIS (Optimised... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Transport for Greater Manchester has invited expressions of interest in the contract to operate and maintain the Metrolink light rail... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A rail station serving Ebbw Vale town in South Wales opens this weekend. The station is part of an £11.5m Welsh Government-funded programme to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rhodri Clark
The proposed new section of the M4 around Newport is on a par with HS2, when the costs are compared with the population or transport budgets of Wales... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
While reading your very comprehensive report on Norfolk’s transport policies, I was immediately struck by the apparently huge potential of the... continue
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Local Transport Today
Fresh from last week’s Tory General Election victory, the Chancellor, George Osborne, headed to Manchester this week to re-affirm his... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Scottish Government has announced a further £10m for active travel in 2015/16, taking total active travel expenditure up to £36m, a... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Transport for London is preparing two business cases for Crossrail 2, one compliant with the DfT’s appraisal procedures and another based on... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Centro and Birmingham City Council have chosen the route for a Midland Metro extension through Digbeth. The first section of the Eastside Metro route... continue
Local Transport Today
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Derbyshire County Council is to conduct a review of public transport provision in the county. The Labour-controlled council had drawn up plans to cut... continue
Local Transport Today
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Swindon Borough Council is planning to establish a strategic transport team to lead delivery of the council’s expanded programme of transport... continue
Local Transport Today
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The European Commission is consulting on a mid-term review of its 2011 White Paper on transport. The White Paper included objectives to halve the use... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, one of the world’s largest vehicle rental businesses, has bought City Car Club, the UK’s biggest independent car... continue
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