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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Anti-road protestors have asked the High Court to rule if a new road is a “nationally significant infrastructure project” (NSIP) just... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Blackpool Borough Council is inviting bids to operate the town’s bike hire scheme, which was launched in 2009 but closed last November... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport for Greater Manchester is pushing stalled plans for collaboration between highways services across the conurbation. The DfT-supported... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
This week’s review of the Government’s high-speed rail plans by the National Audit Office makes grim reading for the DfT. The NAO makes a... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Arriva is promoting the benefits of its bid to run services on the West Coast Main Line to northern England as an open access operator. Deutsche... continue
New Transit
People
Peter Cushing (pictured) has become Manchester Metrolink’s new director, succeeding Philip Purdy who is returning to his native Australia for... continue
New Transit
People
Merseytravel has appointed David Brown (pictured) as its new chief executive/director general. Brown, 47, is currently director general of South... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Bruce Allan, an associate director of consultant JMP, has taken over the role of business unit leader for the North-West of England. Allan joined JMP... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Construction joint venture Lafarge Tarmac has secured a highways contract worth up to £70m with Halton and Warrington borough councils. This... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
by Lee Baker
All street works across the ten Greater Manchester authorities were from this week co-ordinated and managed by a central unit based at Transport for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
LOCAL CAMPAIGN group Transport Solutions for Lancaster and Morecambe has lodged a legal challenge to the decision to approve the Heysham M6 Link... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Rik Thomas
THE GREATER Manchester Electric Vehicle scheme, a new electric vehicle charging point network and pay-as-you-go programme, has been launched by... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Any City can become a cycling city but only if action is taken to increase the popularity of the bicycle as a mode of transport, according to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Construction firm Lafarge Tarmac has secured a highways contract worth up to £70m with Halton and Warrington Borough Councils.  It will... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Greater Manchester’s permit scheme to manage roadworks and utility works is due to go live on 29 April. The scheme is a joint scheme, managed... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Liverpool City Council is studying ways to give fully-laden goods vehicles priority at traffic lights, particularly lights on inclines. The council... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Merseytravel has asked Andrew Last, a concessionary fares specialist with consultant Minnerva, to prepare a new concessionary reimbursement... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
LTT went to the Wirral last week and was ‘driven to distraction’ by this road safety sign that appears across the road network. DONT?... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Steve Noble has been appointed manager of the Confederation of Passenger Transport’s Northern Region, replacing David Holding who retires in... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
FirstGroup is cutting fares on bus services in Greater Manchester. A Firstday ticket falls from £4.50 to £4, a FirstWeek ticket from... continue
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