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Local Transport Today
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Speculation about forthcoming changes to local government structures in the English conurbations has focused in particular around whether or not... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT has published a new guide to the Transport and Works Act that will help both public and private promoters of new public transport schemes.... continue
Local Transport Today
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Use of the Segway 'human transporter' has been effectively blocked by the DfT with the help of an Act dating back to 1853. In a new factsheet... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local authorities have received guidance from the DfT on their new network management duty under the Traffic Management Act 2004. The guidance... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government's road safety Bill will clarify which type of speed camera alert devices are unacceptable and which perform a valid road safety... continue
Local Transport Today
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In the story "DfT rail group to take over most SRA functions" (LTT 2 Dec page 4), the figures for staff employed at the Strategic Rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Monitor
Both main opposition parties' official spokespersons welcomed the road safety Bill but there was some criticism of its contents from backbench MPs.... continue
Local Transport Today
Monitor
Although proclaiming that "the Crossrail Bill will have our support" shadow transport secretary Tim Yeo claimed that the Government was... continue
Local Transport Today
Monitor
Shadow transport secretary Tim Yeo condemned the Government's proposed railways Bill because "it is hard to see what the Bill contains that will... continue
Local Transport Today
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Responsibility for funding rail infrastructure in Scotland will pass to the Scottish Executive under the provisions of the Bill. The Office of Rail... continue
Local Transport Today
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The railways Bill leaves open the possibility of the Government devolving more powers to Transport for London after further analysis of TfL's London... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Secretary of State will no longer take the final decision on whether to close a railway or station under reforms to the closure procedures... continue
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Stripping Passenger Transport Executives in England of their powers to specify and manage rail franchises will help ensure that PTEs compare the... continue
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The railways Bill will give the Government a tighter grip over how much public money is spent on the railways. The income needed by Network Rail to... continue
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A new rail group is being created within the DfT to undertake the rail policy and strategy functions that were previously managed by the DfT and... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government is to press ahead with implementing a graduated system of punishments for speeding motorists, despite opposition from road safety... continue
Local Transport Today
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We were amused to be reminded of the fact that it was five years ago that the Government presented plans to create the Strategic Rail Authority. Now,... continue
Local Transport Today
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How does one explain the media's apparent fascination with railway closures? Last week's community rail strategy provoked a number of headlines about... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
In what is widely acknowledged to be a busy pre-election legislative programme, four transport Bills have been announced in the Queen's Speech.... continue
Local Transport Today
Monitor
MPs from all of the opposition parties in England and Wales united to criticise the Government's school transport Bill during its second reading... continue
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