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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David HT Smith, The Thursfield Smith Consultancy Shrewsbury SY3
The last three editions of LTT have reported some pertinent comments about HS2. This project is in trouble and there is a grave danger of it being... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has designated four Better Bus Areas in which Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) paid to operators for commercial services will gradually be... continue
Local Transport Today
News
State-run train operator East Coast paid a record £202.8m premium last year (2012: £188.6 m).  Figures released by Directly Operated... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Leeds City Council is exploring how to fund a £100m new dual carriageway on the eastern edge of the city, which it says is vital to supporting... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Derbyshire County Council has expressed concern with the arrangements the DfT has put in place for funding transport improvements in those parts of... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Removing a bus lane on a main road in Sheffield will reduce delays to buses as well as other traffic, according to modelling undertaken by Sheffield... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Luton has now joined an exclusive but growing band of BRT schemes under development in the UK. BRT UK’s conference gave delegates the chance to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Political leaders in West Yorkshire and York are prioritising a subset of projects within the £1bn ten-year West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
Your editorial (‘Objectivity or advocacy?’ LTT 20 Sep) raises the question of the reliability of the claim that HS2 will enable the UK... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Richard Threlfall, Partner, UK Head, Infrastructure, Building and Construction, KPMG LLP, Leeds LS1
We are aware of the statistical issues raised by Professor Henry Overman about our report on the regional economic impacts of high-speed rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
FirstGroup has reduced the price of its weekly, monthly and annual bus season tickets in York.  The price of a weekly ticket falls from... continue
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Regular news
A forecast that HS2 will deliver £15bn of GDP benefits a year has been criticised by an academic specialist in spatial economics.  The... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
The incoming chairman of Government company HS2 Ltd has urged Britain’s political parties to form a consensus behind plans for a high-speed... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
The Huddersfield Daily Examiner has had a crop of irate readers’ letters about Kirklees Council’s apparent plans to take over the rail... continue
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
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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
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In brief
Andrew Forster
Campaigners opposed to high-speed rail may consider forming a political party if the Government presses ahead with legislation to cap expenditure by... 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
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Regular news
Leeds City Council and Metro, this week applied to the DfT for a Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO) to build the nine-mile trolleybus line. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
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