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Local Transport Today
In brief
A drive to make more Surrey roads pothole-proof has saved taxpayers £4m in one year, Surrey County Council claims, but the council has also... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
by Rik Thomas
The Department for Transport has announced that it is to provide £34m of funding to build the first phase of the Bristol ‘Metrobus’... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
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
Regular news
Lee Baker
A new rapid bus network for Bristol will be built after the DfT announced £34m funding towards the project.  The announcement comes after... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Network Rail has completed a £45m project to double the single-track railway between Swindon and Kemble, which will increase capacity and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
COUNCILLORS IN Dorset have agreed the next steps towards reinstating passenger rail services between the seaside town of Swanage and the national... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The cost of electrifying the Great Western Main Line has soared way above initial expectations, Network Rail has confirmed.  When plans to... 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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Chancellor George Osborne has promised to unveil "further improvements" to South West England's road and rail networks in the last autumn statement... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Liberal Democrats will pledge to scrap tolls on the Severn crossings in the next Parliament. The bridges are currently administered by the Severn... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Liberal Democrats will scrap tolls on the Severn Bridge when the private concession ends in 2018 if they are in Government after the General... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has been attacked by Labour for "electioneering" visits to the West Country as he faced calls for a new rail... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A higher percent of Bristol residents commute by bike and foot than in any other local authority in the country, according to the city... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Cornwall Council is to explore with the DfT and bus operators new ways of delivering bus services in the area, with London-style franchising being... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
How long does it take to get a new road built in the UK? Most transport experts would answer that question with a comment something along the lines... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Opponents of the three bus rapid transit routes in Bristol and the surrounding area say the investment will have a negligible impact on passenger... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Devon County Council has released more details of its plan to reinstate the railway to Tavistock on the western edge of Dartmoor National Park. Devon... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bristol City Council plans to test the impact of new cycle schemes using temporary infrastructure. “It can be difficult to assess the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bristol City Council plans to test the impact of new cycle schemes using temporary infrastructure. “It can be difficult to assess the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
John W E Helm
A Network Rail study of alternative rail routes into Cornwall and Devon that would bypass the disaster-prone Exeter-Newton Abbot section of route has... continue
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