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Local Transport Today
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Brighton and Hove City Council is to apply to the DfT for powers to introduce a permit scheme for managing works in the road. The council estimates... continue
Local Transport Today
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Residents have rejected plans to close a number of residential streets in Tooting, south London, to prevent rat-running.  Wandsworth consulted... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Road traffic levels on Transport for London’s road network increased by 1.7 index points in 2013/14 against 2012/13 levels, Transport for... continue
Local Transport Today
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Councils should be given the power to enforce 20mph speed limits, according to the London Borough of Hackney.  A list of proposed actions in the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Councillors in Cambridgeshire have approved revised designs for bus stops on two busy roads in Cambridge as part of a package of measures to give... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Large numbers of lone drivers are using the High Occupancy Vehicle (HOV) lanes in South Gloucestershire, according to council monitoring.  A... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT has explained how the new long-term planning framework for England’s strategic road network will operate after the Highways Agency... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has rejected the Highways Agency’s plan to operate a 60mph speed limit all day on smart motorway... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Consultants Arup and URS have won a £1m contract from the DfT to provide technical advice and support for the development of the roads reform... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
One of the least remarked aspects of the consultations about Government plans to convert the Highways Agency into a company, is promise of the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has challenged the engineering sector to prepare to deliver a £24bn roads investment programme as he... continue
Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister have announced the first local projects agreed under the Local Growth Fund, to be spent from next... continue
Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
Local government today makes a bid for a proportion of fuel duty revenues to bolster highway maintenance services. The Local Government Association... continue
Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
Bus services and highway maintenance stand to suffer as a result of a £5.8bn funding gap opening up before 2015/16, according to a new analysis... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
“CCTV CAMERAS that automatically issue parking fines are to be made illegal in a victory for motorists,” The Daily Mail noted approvingly... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Surrey County Council’s new speed limit policy will make it easier to implement 20mph speed limits. Until now the council’s policy has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
a council motion calling for signed-only 20mph speed limits across residential streets in Dundee was narrowly defeated this week. The motion... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local authority officers want the DfT to drop plans to let councils amend yellow line restrictions without a Traffic Regulation Order. The DfT is... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Councils in England have won their campaign to continue using CCTV camera enforcement for parking restrictions outside schools, in bus lanes, at bus... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
West Berkshire Council is consulting on introducing a permit scheme to manage works on the highway. The council plans to adopt the South East Permit... continue
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