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Local Transport Today
News
The Highways Agency has awarded Balfour Beatty a £35m design and build contract to improve a 2.5-mile section of the A21 between Tonbridge and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
Just in case anybody was in any doubt, the era of ‘big data’ is most definitely here, and here to stay. “Eighteen months ago a lot... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Norfolk public is being misled into believing that a major new road round the north of the city will improve travel conditions, according to a... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Ministers this week gave the go-ahead to hundreds of local transport schemes across England in growth deals struck with Local Enterprise... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has explained how the new long-term planning framework for England’s strategic road network will operate after the Highways Agency... continue
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Detail
Consultants Arup and URS have won a £1m contract from the DfT to provide technical advice and support for the development of the roads reform... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Malcolm Bulpitt, Loose, Maidstone, Kent ME15
Oh dear, he is at it again! I have no problems with Paul Withrington expressing his concerns about the various transport issues he chooses to write... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
One of the least remarked aspects of the consultations about Government plans to convert the Highways Agency into a company, is promise of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has challenged the engineering sector to prepare to deliver a £24bn roads investment programme as he... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Around half of the agreed £6bn Local Growth Deals will be spent on new local transport schemes, which... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
THE ANNOUNCEMENT by chancellor of the Exchequer George Osborne of tentative plans for a high-speed rail link between several cities in the north of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities are backing plans for a rail freight interchange close to East Midlands Airport in Leicestershire.  Roxhill Development... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Anti-road protesters could hamper the achievement of efficiencies from the Government’s road reforms in England, the DfT has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Norfolk County Council is to put in place new arrangements for handling consultation responses after ‘losing’ submissions made by three... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Highways Agency has awarded a £184.4m contract to a team led by Balfour Beatty for the installation of a 17-mile smart motorway scheme... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cheshire East Council has selected a preferred route for a £77m Congleton Link Road, which would connect the A534 (Sandbach Road) and the A536... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
Regarding your story “Transport debate ‘damaged by dubious job creation claims”, it’s not only in transport that such suspect... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has given final approval to Cheshire East Council’s £26.4m Crewe Green link road, a 1.1km dual carriageway providing a bypass for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport Scotland has announced a further £6m investment on the A83 in Argyll and Bute to enable further landslide mitigation measures to be... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Balfour Beatty has won a £43.9m design and build contract to widen four miles of the A1 Western Bypass in Gateshead between the Coal House and... continue
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