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John Stewart,Twickenham TW1
Tony Blair said in his letter welcoming Douglas Alexander to his new post as secretary of state for transport: "We need to set out how we... continue
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New regulations intended to reduce traffic disruption caused by streetworks are likely to be largely ineffective at easing congestion, a leading... continue
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Construction of a second runway at Birmingham International Airport could be deferred until after the 2016 date outlined in the air transport White... continue
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The London Assembly's transport committee has called for pedicabs - or rickshaws - to be licensed but rejected plans to ban them from bus... continue
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Transport Scotland has asked Network Rail to investigate the cost of electrifying the Edinburgh to Glasgow via Falkirk High railway line to... continue
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Does bus, coach and light rail trade association the Confederation of Passenger Transport support the Glasgow Airport rail link or not? The CPT... continue
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A committee of MSPs has urged the Scottish Executive to rethink parts of its plan for statutory regional transport partnerships. The Executive's... continue
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Opponents of the Government's plans for new airport capacity in the south-east of England have failed in their legal attempt to quash the air... continue
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An attempt to change the law and loosen the requirements needed to acquire bus Quality Contract powers was led by a backbench MP in Parliament this... continue
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The City of Edinburgh Council's plans for a light rail line serving north Edinburgh have been endorsed by a committee of the Scottish Parliament,... continue
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Funding the £10bn Crossrail scheme remained unresolved as the Hybrid Bill enabling construction of the cross-London line entered Parliament... continue
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Monitor
There was strong resistance in the House of Lords to the clause in the Government's Railways Bill that would remove passenger transport executives... continue
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Monitor
Opposition peers expressed some concern about the 'open-ended' nature of the Government's School Transport Bill during the Grand Committee debate in... continue
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Monitor
The Government rejected calls from both the opposition parties and its own backbenchers to pass amendments that would establish national standards... continue
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The publication of the Hybrid Bill allowing the Crossrail project to go ahead generated articles commenting on the effect that the new east-west... continue
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New legislation presented to the Scottish Parliament will force Scotland's national policies on matters such as transport to be subject to Strategic... continue
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Trains could return to the famous Borders railway - the Waverley route - in 2008 after a 40-year absence following Scottish transport minister Nicol... continue
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During the third reading of the Government's Road Safety Bill shadow transport minister Christopher Chope was heard to say: "We are achieving a... continue
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Conservative councillors this week said their party's plan to impose a blanket ban on implementing new road humps was too simplistic. Conservative... continue
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The transferral of powers for train franchising in the London area to the Greater London Authority is likely to happen within the next three or four... continue
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