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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The number of councils in Wales could be cut from 22 to fewer than ten under Welsh Government plans. The Government last year proposed reducing the... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
An interview with shadow transport secretary Michael Dugher in the New Statesman magazine generated some interest in other media outlets primarily... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Infrastructure Bill has received Royal Assent. As well as facilitating the Government’s road reforms, including the creation of Highways... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Deniz Huseyin
Not surprisingly, the dominant topics of conversation at this year’s Smarter Travel were how the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) had... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Deniz Huseyin
The government’s plan to spend more than £15bn on road schemes has been described as a retrograde step by former transport minister... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Future governments will have to prepare a cycling and walking investment strategy for England after the Government amended the Infrastructure Bill in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Office of Rail Regulation is to be renamed to reflect its new powers to monitor Highways England, the Government company that will manage the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Pedestrian charity Living Streets is pressing political parties to commit to introducing an Active Travel Bill for England if they win the General... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is consulting on amending legislation to allow more local authorities to form combined authorities (CAs) overseeing transport and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Liberal Democrats are proposing a major programme of devolution of transport and other powers across England. The party is championing what it... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Key figures in the Government’s road reforms discussed progress at last week’s LTT-sponsored ‘Representing the road user’... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
A Private?Bill could be used to give Greater Manchester powers to introduce bus franchising. The Government said last month that it was “ready... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Welsh Government has appointed active travel charity Sustrans to help local authorities meet their duties under the Active Travel (Wales) Act... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
A Labour Government would give Combined Authorities across England a “swift and simple” procedure to introduce bus Quality Contracts,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The new Government company that will manage England’s strategic road network could be fined for poor performance.  Ministers are to table... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Critics of HS2 have accused the scheme’s promoters of flouting parliamentary procedure by initiating the procurement process before the project... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
THE REPORT advocating an ‘HS3’ high-speed rail network in the north of England (p3) was given a huge amount of coverage in the media... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
The report on Tyne and Wear bus policy going to next week’s meeting of the North East Combined Authority runs to more than 900 pages, surely... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has defended Network Rail’s practice of replacing some footbridges over railway lines on a like-for-like... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
John Whitelegg
The Climate Change Act requires “at least” an 80% reduction in CO2 equivalent emissions by 2050 on a 1990 base. The transport sector is... continue
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