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Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Media coverage of the Rail White Paper began on a positive note just prior to its publication. "Transport secretary Ruth Kelly will on Tuesday... continue
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Letters to the editor
Robert Davis
I was appalled by Phil Goodwin's complacent homily to John Prescott ('A bright man and a master at comprehending the key transport challenges' LTT 5... continue
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Regular news
The DfT is working with the Department for Communities and Local Government on a new methodology to capture the economic benefits that new housing... continue
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Widespread reforms to the structure of the Traffic Commissioner network and commissioners' powers over bus services have been signalled in a... continue
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A Local Transport Bill and a Bill to change the way major transport infrastructure projects are delivered in England are almost certain to be... continue
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The Government's proposal to allow Passenger Transport Authorities to be established across England will have only limited attractions to councils... continue
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Secondary stories
The Home Office this week announced that it had authorised the Metropolitan Police Service to be able to access data from Transport for London's... continue
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People/people
Ben Still (pictured) has left the DfT where he was head of the traffic management division to join consultant Steer Davies Gleave as head of policy... continue
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Regular news
MPs have called on the Government to achieve the bulk of carbon dioxide emission reductions from domestic effort and said that the purchase of... continue
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In brief
Kent County Council has voiced interest in making use of the proposed draft Local Transport Bill to establish Passenger Transport Authorities in the... continue
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Lead Story
Ruth Kelly has become the first female transport secretary of state for almost 40 years following the ministerial reshuffle instigated by new prime... continue
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Phil Goodwin
By way of a goodbye to John Prescott, I thought I'd tell you about the circumstances I encountered dealing with him in helping write his White Paper,... continue
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Letters to the editor
James Skinner
It is hard to imagine a better example of "re-arranging the deck-chairs on the Titanic" than the draft Local Transport Bill ('Passenger... continue
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Regular news
The DfT has pledged to try and determine the latest round of appeals against local authority travel concession scheme reimbursement arrangements... continue
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Passenger Transport Executives have asked why the Government is planning to retain the requirement for local authorities to obtain external approval... continue
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Local authority transport co-ordinators have called on the DfT?to include extra provisions in the Local Transport Bill to facilitate bus network... continue
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Garrett Emmerson
Garrett Emmerson is chair of the Local Transport Planning Network, a member of the Commission for Integrated Transport and head of transportation at Buckinghamshire County Council. The views expressed in this column are those of the author alone.
Publication of last month's draft Local Transport Bill was a major step forward for the Department for Transport's local transport delivery agenda.... continue
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Letters to the editor
Ray Bentley
My recent Viewpoint article (LTT 10 May) explained why I thought that bus speed would be a better measure than punctuality. Hopefully, the... continue
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Regular news
The Government's acceptance that carbon dioxide emissions from the transport sector are likely to continue rising despite the target to reduce CO2... continue
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