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Local Transport Today
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Proposals for a huge West Midlands Combined Authority (CA) to oversee transport and economic development seem to be running into trouble. Jenni Venn,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus passenger numbers in York are continuing to grow, according to figures supplied to the city council by operators. Patronage has risen from 14.1... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
South Yorkshire PTE insisted this week that partnership working with bus operators was the way forward despite figures showing that Sheffield’s... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Not every DfT response to a House of Commons transport select committee reports merits front page treatment in LTT but when the Department responded... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
It’s a common misconception within the transport industry that the ‘community rail’ movement is entirely volunteer-run.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Aberdeen City Council has admitted that the operating model for a new ‘park-and-choose’ site may do little to deter it being used as an... continue
Local Transport Today
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Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire county councils are urging the Government to grant their proposed new tri-county body public... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The volume of cycling in Great Britain rose to 3.2 billion vehicle miles, up from 3.1bn in 2013, according to figures published by the DfT. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Direct trains are operating between Manchester Victoria and Burnley for the first time in over 40 years following construction of a new rail curve.... continue
Local Transport Today
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Wales was this week promised increased devolved powers over transport, including over bus service registrations and the setting of speed limits. The... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Sheffield City Region Combined Authority has approved a shake-up to transport arrangements in the conurbation. A new ‘strategic hub’... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
We hear through the grapevine that all is not well with this summer’s railway timetable published by Middleton Press. A colleague who acquired... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
THE GOVERNMENT this week pledged to press ahead with its high-speed rail plans, as a sceptic of HS2 joined the Treasury and reports emerged that the... continue
Local Transport Today
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The government is required to take urgent action to tackle nitrogen dioxide levels from transport after a Supreme Court ruling last month. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cardiff city region needs a transport authority to exploit the proposed city deal with Government and other funding, academics told the Welsh... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Chancellor, George Osborne, this week promised cities across England more transport powers in return for agreeing to implement directly-elected... continue
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
In brief
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
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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
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