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Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has announced a further £80m of ‘pinch point’ funding to tackle congestion on local roads in England. Transport secretary... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Welsh Government is consulting on plans to build a new motorway round the south of Newport and downgrade the existing M4 through the north of the... continue
Categories: Road building, Wales
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Geoff Dudley, University of the West of England
Superficially, it might have appeared that the plans to build the High Speed 2 rail network could be carried forward on the strength of a powerful... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A MAJOR upgrade to road connections in and around Preston has been given the green light by the Government in a ten-year city deal for the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
New road schemes are dominating the transport priorities of England’s local transport bodies, according to an in-depth analysis by... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has used his Conservative party speech to blast Labour for failing to invest in infrastructure as the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport Secretary Patrick McLoughlin has announced £80 million of funding for schemes to remove bottlenecks on roads across England. The... continue
Categories: Road building, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
A four year framework to handle highways contracts totalling up to £261 million is being commissioned by the Midlands Highway... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is considering whether to purchase two Victoria-era rail tunnels through the Pennines for possible future transport use.  Minister of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT has paved the way for more development to be built close to England’s motorways and trunk road networks.  The new policy on... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Hull City Council is pressing the Highways Agency to include an iconic pedestrian/cycle bridge across the A63 in plans to improve the trunk road... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Road Haulage Association this week launched a campaign against the Government’s plans to toll a 12-mile section of the A14  east-west... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport Scotland has shortlisted eight consultancies/ joint ventures for three design contracts for the £3bn project to complete the dualling... continue
Categories: Road building, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport Scotland has appointed Halcrow to undertake strategic environment assessment work for the proposed £3bn project to dual about 86... continue
Categories: Road building, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Consultant Mott MacDonald has been appointed to design the 2.5-mile widening of the A14 between junctions 7 (A43 North) and 9 (A509) near Kettering... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport Scotland has announced the shortlisted companies being invited to bid for three large design contracts worth up to £180m in... continue
Categories: Road building, Scotland
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government has approved Norfolk County Council’s application for its proposed Norwich Northern Distributor Road to be treated as a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
Have you heard about the plan to toll the A14 across Northamptonshire? Yes, that’s right, Northamptonshire. The DfT’s plan to improve and... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
“Bygones are bygones” is perhaps the only solid proposition in economics. Nevertheless, it should not be used to justify continuing with... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Transport Scotland has named the Scottish Roads Partnership led by Ferrovial as preferred bidder for the M8/M73/M74 motorway improvements project.... continue
Categories: Road building, Scotland
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