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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The chief secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander today announces that a plan to toll a section of the £1.5bn A14 improvement will be ditched... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The DfT has appointed market research consultants TNS Omnibus and BDRC Continental to gauge attitudes towards road investment amongst the public and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has given final approval to a £28.2m package of a new road and bus infrastructure between Sheffield and Rotherham. The project dubbed... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Northern Ireland’s transport minister Danny Kennedy has authorised a £65m dualing of four-and-a-half miles of the A26 between Glarryford... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Highways Agency has pledged closer working relationships with local authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships to  help deliver economic... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The Highways Agency could be stripped of some of its development control functions under the DfT’s plans to convert the Agency into a... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The Highways Agency’s programme of route-based strategies will help identify the parts of the strategic road network that can accommodate more... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
Keeping the traffic flowing on England’s motorways and trunk roads – the strategic road network (SRN) – is the primary way in which... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Alex Pratt, Bucks Thames Valley LEP
The story of economic growth over the last century has been underpinned by access to plentiful supplies of energy, a propensity to exploit new... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The transport select committee today recommends the DfT challenges local bodies to prioritise improvements to UK ports, "national assets," over other... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Andrew Forster
Local authorities and Local Enterprise Partnerships across England are gearing up for the biggest shake-up in years to how local transport is funded.... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Brian Dalton, Purley, Surrey CR8
I was interested by the article on a proposed cycleway parallel to HS2 (‘Consultants invited to design a cycleway to parallel HS2 route’... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Labour Party has criticised the Government’s plan to turn the Highways Agency into a Government company (LTT 01 Nov), describing it as a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Norfolk County Council is to commission a feasibility study into extending the proposed Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR) all the way round to... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
 At LTT’s conference last week on Local Enterprise Partnerships, Buckinghamshire LEP chair Alex Pratt ably demonstrated that some in the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bypasses of Nairn, Forres, Elgin, Keith and Inverurie will be included in plans to complete the dualling of the 99-mile A96 trunk road between... continue
Categories: Road building, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Sub story to feature
Mark Moran
There is not a single solution to reducing traffic congestion and a package approach is required. This means that in addition to the necessary... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport minister Robert Goodwill has hailed the £1.9bn investment in Britain's roads in 2014, and the fact that this will s... continue
Categories: Road building, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Atkins' highways and transport business has contributed to the group achieving a 16% increase in revenue and 5.6% rise in operating profit in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The London Borough of Barking and Dagenham is pressing Transport for London to roof over part of the A13 and wants ministers to approve a £150m... continue
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