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Local Transport Today
In brief
The Transport Planning Society is inviting applications to this year’s bursary scheme on the topic ‘How can transport best support... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Extra funding for large local authority major transport schemes could be announced in the spending review on 26 June. The possibility was raised by... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport projects could be among the initiatives to benefit from up to £250m investment by a group of five local authority pension funds. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stephen Joseph, Chief Executive, Campaign for Better Transport, London N1
Councillor John Bint (Letters LTT 17 May) suggests that the Campaign for Better Transport and other environmental groups have an antagonistic... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Biggs, Transport Majority, Tamworth, Staffs B77
Councillor John Bint’s response to the letter from Campaign for Better Transport chief executive Stephen Joseph suggests that Mr Bint is... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
The outcome of the spending review is just a few weeks away but with the DfT yet to have settled with the Treasury, there’s still everything to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has agreed to further spending reductions of up to ten per cent for 2015/16. The Chancellor revealed in an... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
There are political changes at county halls following this month's elections that are likely to affect transport policy. More councils are now under... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Competition Commission says that the cost of transport schemes is forced up by a lack of competition in the cement market in Great Britain. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The International Monetary Fund has called on the Chancellor to bolster growth by bringing forward capital investment in transport and other... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Fiona McLean has been appointed senior European project officer at the London European Partnership for Transport. She is also a director of travel... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT this week indicated it had no plans to reply to a letter signed by many of the UK’s transport professors, which set out concerns about... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Transport Consultant JMP has been bought by a turnaround investment company after running into trouble with a pension scheme deficit. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Councillor John Bint, Conservative cabinet member for transport & highways, Milton Keynes Council, Milton Keynes MK9
I read the letter (Letters LTT 19 Apr) from Stephen Joseph, chief executive of the Campaign for Better Transport, with interest: he devotes five... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The notion that the UK Government is going backwards in its commitment to cut carbon dioxide emissions made the front page of The Independent on 11... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
May Gurney shareholders are to vote on construction firm Kier’s offer to buy the support services company on 13 June. The 5 July is the date... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Jonathan Bray, Pteg support unit
The last spending review gave local transport spending outside London a good hiding. Local transport lacked political clout and there were built-in... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Balfour Beatty said its order book, at £16bn at the end of March, was up by 5% since the end of the year. Both professional services and... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Skanska UK has reported an operating margin of “just shy of three per cent” in its results for the first three months of the year. The... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport has appointed Giles Fearnley, managing director of First UK Bus, as an ‘ambassador’... continue
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