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Local Transport Today
People/people
Wolverhampton City Council leader Roger Lawrence has been elected chair of the new West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority comprising leaders of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has launched a consultation on two payment schemes for property owners living in rural areas close to the  London and the West Midlands... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
ON 30 JUNE, former Independent editor Chris Blackhurst, despite being a longstanding opponent of the proposed HS2 high-speed rail network, appeared... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A £5.5m project to enhance the public realm between Birmingham’s New Street and Moor Street stations – and ultimately the High... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new group has been set up to lobby for transport investment in the Midlands. Midlands Connect is a collaboration of Local Enterprise Partnerships... continue
Parking Review
Crime
Patrick McDonnell
A man has walked free from court despite admitting striking a civil enforcement officer (CEO) over the head with a hammer. Birmingham Crown Court... continue
Categories: crime, NSL, West Midlands
Parking Review
News Lead Story
Deniz Huseyin
Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council has rejected claims by campaign group NoToMob that its parking contract included bonuses and penalties based on... continue
Parking Review
Contracts
APCOA Parking (UK) has been awarded a new five-year enforcement contract with Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council in the West Midlands. The new... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Worcestershire County Council has abandoned plans to abolish all subsidy for local bus services but will press ahead with cuts that save £1.6m... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The A38 tunnels through Birmingham city centre will close for six weeks from 18 July to allow contractor Amey to conduct the final stage of... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
An opponent of high-speed rail is trying to force the release of information about how many passengers use each train on the West Coast Main Line.... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The DfT has awarded Virgin a two-year-and-nine-months contract to continue running the West Coast Main Line franchise. The operator will convert 21... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
High-speed rail will allow Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds to market themselves internationally as a single city region, according to HS2... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Norman Bradbury, Worcester Park, Surrey KT4
I feel I must write in support of the letter from Graham Nalty concerning high-speed rail (Letters LTT 13 Jun). Graham is right that the decision to... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
The initial and fundamental flaw in the HS2 project was the failure to look at alternative ways of tackling the problems that HS2 is supposed to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
A patchwork of arrangements for speed and red light camera enforcement is emerging  in the Avon and Somerset police force area, as councils... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has approved new transport governance arrangements for the West Midlands conurbation. The seven district... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Leicestershire County Council has announced the firms who have won places on the Midlands Highway Alliance’s new medium schemes... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
May I thank William Barter for his further comments on 30 May regarding my letter about HS2 of 16 May. If the plans for 400-metre trains on HS2 were... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
John Disney, Company secretary: Dales & Bowland CIC, Gargrave, North Yorkshire
Upon returning from a short break using the Shropshire Hills Shuttle it was interesting to read Paul Salveson’s comparison of this operation... continue
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