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Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
Shadow transport secretary Mary Creagh has refused to back proposed road improvements such as dualling the A1 north of Newcastle, highlighting that... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Orkney Islands Council is to study the construction of fixed links – such as bridges, tunnels, or causeways – between some of its smaller... continue
Local Transport Today
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Norfolk County Council will decide whether to proceed with plans to extend the proposed Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR) once the DfT’s... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Three options for removing the A303 trunk road from the vicinity of the Stonehenge World Heritage Site in Wiltshire are being investigated by the DfT... continue
Local Transport Today
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A major new road scheme to remove traffic from Stockport has been endorsed in a study of the A6 corridor between Manchester and Buxton in the Peak... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Former Cambridgeshire Conservative county councillor Shona Johnstone has been appointed a senior policy adviser for strategic roads investment... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Former Road Haulage Association chief executive Geoff Dunning and RAC Foundation public policy committee member David Leibling have joined Passenger... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment extra
Lee Baker
Over the summer, Britain's manufacturers called for the politics to be taken out of transport planning, to end what they see as decades of... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Lillian Burns, North West Transport Roundtable/CPRE North-West Regional Group, Prestbury, Cheshire SK10
I am currently serving on the DfT’s TransPennine feasibility study, representing both the North West Regional Group of the Campaign to Protect... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Woodside Link Houghton Regis scheme has been granted development consent by the secretary of state for transport. The Woodside Link is a new road... continue
Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
The Welsh Liberal Democrats have hailed a deal they have reached with Labour that will see construction of the M4 relief road around Newport halted... continue
Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
The transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has attacked Labour for failing to invest when it was in power, and for threatening to derail private... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
  Private toll roads are a fundamentally flawed concept Traffic volumes on private toll roads that are lower than forecast (‘Lawsuits pile... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
A full study of all modes of transport on the Southern Trans-Pennine corridor (Greater Manchester to South Yorkshire) is urgently required and will... continue
Local Transport Today
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SYSTRA HAS been selected to undertake the A76 corridor partnership study on behalf of East Ayrshire and Dumfries & Galloway Councils, in... continue
Local Transport Today
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TRANSPORT LINKS in Bridgwater and Taunton are to be upgraded with funding from the Department for Transport to ensure that adequate infrastructure is... continue
Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
New transport powers for the English regions will be unveiled within weeks, the Deputy Prime Minister told The Northern Echo today. Nick... continue
Local Transport Today
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TRAFFIC ON a new dual carriageway between the M6 and Manchester is to be restricted to 60mph, rather than 70, on air quality grounds.  Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Countryside campaigners are calling on the DfT to abandon its road-based  TransPennine study, saying it  fails to take into account the... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
  What is the benefit:cost ratio for the Highways Agency’s A556 dual carriageway improvement scheme, just approved by ministers? A... continue
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