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Local Transport Today
News
Government company HS2 Ltd has spent more than £440m since it was incorporated in January 2009, according to its latest annual report. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Centro is preparing a new justification for an £8.8m active travel  programme in the Black Country after the original claim it would... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The start of constructing the London-West Midlands high-speed line could be delayed beyond the proposed 2017 start date, Sir David Higgins, the... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Sandeep Shingadia has been appointed head of scheme development at Centro, the West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive. He has been... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Rafael Cuesta has been appointed head of development by Transport for Greater Manchester, joining from Centro, the West Midlands Passenger Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A Government review of how Birmingham City Council is run has backed plans for a combined authority to oversee transport and economic development in... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
Bridget Rosewell is right to point out that an incremental appraisal is unsuitable to assess developments such as Canary Wharf and Docklands, but HS2... continue
Parking Review
Park & Ride
The capacity of a West Midlands railway station car park is being increased to over 1,000 spaces at a cost of £900,000.  Centro is... continue
Parking Review
Operational
A motorist who left his car in a Birmingham multi-storey car park for two years has amassed a bill of £9,500. The black Mercedes seems to have... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The seven district councils in the West Midlands conurbation are to prepare a joint transport plan, which could provide a framework for the new... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Highways Agency has launched a consultation on plans for a new link road connecting the M54, the northbound M6 and the M6 Toll road in the West... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Warwickshire County Council is writing to transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin to draw his attention to the rising price of bus fares in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
Philip Bisatt suggests that Stoke is a better location for an HS2 station than Crewe (Letters LTT 31 Oct). He points out that the highly constrained... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Biggs, Tamworth, Staffordshire B77
The lunatics are certainly in charge of Birmingham's transport asylum. I refer to the article ‘Birmingham studies feasibility of demolishing... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Birmingham City Council has approved plans for signed-only 20mph limits on residential streets and in local centres in a large part of the south of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Birmingham City Council is to investigate a workplace parking levy as a way of part-funding its new ‘Birmingham Connected’ transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
One of Birmingham’s biggest pieces of 1960s road infrastructure could be demolished under plans unveiled by the city council this... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Laura Shoaf (pictured) has been appointed strategic director of transport by the West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority, which brings together... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philip Bisatt
I refer to your article on the front page of the last issue regarding the anticipated abandonment of proposals for an HS2 station at Toton and likely... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Worcestershire County Council is consulting on plans for a Worcestershire Parkway railway station situated at Norton, where the Worcester-Oxford... continue
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