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Local Transport Today
People/people
  Liverpool city councillor Malcolm Kennedy has been appointed chair of the Merseyside strategic transportation committee.... continue
Local Transport Today
News
MOTT?MACDONALD has been appointed on a £1m three-year transport framework in Merseyside, where it will monitor Merseyside’s Local... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Your article ‘Councils revive 1960s plan for new motorway across the Peak District’ raised the spectre of a 50-year old outrageous ghost... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Blackpool City Council is working with transport data aggregator Placr to produce a sustainable transport app for smartphones. Jonathan Raper,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT will have spent almost £500m on consultancy fees for High Speed 2 by the time of the next General Election in May 2015. Expenditure on... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Rochdale Council has agreed a £30m three-year investment for maintenance after data suggesting it must spend £8.8m a year to prevent... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Halton Council has agreed to waiver its procurement standing orders so it can continue to deliver highway improvements after a contract expires in... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus operators on Merseyside have launched co-ordinated timetables and inter-operator ticketing on routes between Liverpool, the Wirral and Chester.... continue
New Transit
People
Virgin Trains’ chief operating officer, Chris Gibb, has been seconded to Network Rail for the remainder of this year to work with the Network... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
A former local authority development chief has been appointed a non-executive director of HS2 Ltd, tasked with trying to maximise the development... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Liverpool city councillor Liam Robinson has been appointed chairman of Merseytravel, replacing Sefton councillor Mark Dowd. Robinson was station... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Cumbria County Council defended its decision to in-source reactive maintenance in April as enabling it to provide a better value, more responsive... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bringing together the currently separate management of different types of highways work such as resurfacing, street lighting repairs, footway... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities on both sides of the Peak District are pressing for the creation of a new motorway standard road to  connect... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport Secretary Justine Greening has hit back at The Spectator’s claim that the Government has gone cold on high-speed rail (LTT 22 Jun).... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The InterCity East Coast rail franchise will be back in private hands by the end of 2013, the DfT said this week. A consultation on the franchise has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
POLITical leaders in Greater Manchester are planning  to accelerate the delivery of a Manchester Metrolink extension to the huge Trafford... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Chris Barker, Hornsey London N8
I’m sure Network Rail would be able to make a ‘back of a fag packet’ estimate of the cost of running the Cumbrian Coast line... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport-watch, Northampton NN2
Those promoting HS2 have spent circa £1bn pounds of taxpayer’s money promoting the thing. They should be ashamed of themselves, doubly so... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
William Barter, Towcester NN12
I daresay Ross Clark of The Spectator is better placed than I am to speculate on the internal dynamics of the Conservative party, but whenever he... continue
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