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Issue 659 - 31 October 2014: Opinion
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Let’s grasp the devolution agenda and make  transport truly local

Let’s grasp the devolution agenda and make transport truly local
Stephen Joseph

In the wake of the Scottish referendum, there is renewed interest in devolving decision-making within England. This is a cross-party consensus, with the Chancellor talking about a “northern powerhouse” and Labour promising more funding and powers for local bodies.  Transport has become a big part of this debate, and there are good reasons for this. At present, transport in England is highly centralised – local government... continue

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