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Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
High-speed rail will deliver huge benefits to the economies of cities where stations are built, according to a report commissioned by HS2 Ltd, the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A number of local authorities in the North of England have agreed in principle to assume some of the risk associated with devolving the management of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The House of Commons public accounts committee has launched another strongly-worded attack on the Government’s high-speed rail plans.  The... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has launched the Government’s fightback against critics of its high-speed rail plans.... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Former Conservative transport minister Steven Norris and construction magnate Ray O’Rourke have joined the Government’s HS2 Growth... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local Transport Today
Who should we believe in the debate about the wider economic benefits of HS2? According to HS2 Ltd’s consultants, the construction of a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Arriva has acquired full control of Centrebus (Holdings) Ltd, whose operations are heavily concentrated in West Yorkshire, by purchasing the 60%... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Campaign to Protect Rural England has published detailed maps of the Government’s high-speed rail alignment between London, Birmingham,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government is to study the feasibility of building a new cycleway that would “broadly follow” the proposed high-speed rail line... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
High-speed 2 provides a perfect illustration of why decisions about new transport infrastructure should be taken by the market rather than... continue
Local Transport Today
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John W E Helm & Andrew Forster
The Chancellor of the Exchequer this week insisted the Government would press ahead with its high-speed rail project, despite growing criticism of... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Tony Bolden, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN16
In 2009 Reg Harman and I had an article published in Public money & management, in which we set out a case for a high-speed rail route from... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Frances Adams has left her post as programme director for the South Yorkshire local transport plan to pursue business interests. Her responsibilities... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is consulting on plans to establish a Combined Authority for South Yorkshire, which would see the existing South Yorkshire Integrated... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Sheffield bus partnership is consulting on changes to bus services in the city. The partnership was launched last October and pledged to conduct... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local authorities are stepping up their campaign to electrify the railway between Leeds and York via Harrogate. Consultant WSP and sub-contractor... continue
Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
The City of York Council is introducing improvements to bus routes from this month to increase bus use by 18% by 2015/16, through a package of... continue
Local Transport Today
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The City of York Council has released details of a proposed public bike hire scheme, which will use less intrusive infrastructure than the London... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Hoad, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham
I am writing to pass on some information relating to the on-going HS2 study that I believe significantly affects how it should be viewed. Based on my... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Liberal Democrats in York have criticised the Labour-run council’s plans for citywide 20mph speed limits on residential roads. The Lib Dem... continue
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