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Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
the city of York Council is to pilot free parking in its city centre car parks to combat competition from out-of-town retailing and internet... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Calderdale Council in West Yorkshire has approved plans for blanket 20mph speed limits in residential areas, with the programme part-funded by public... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
York councillors’ frustration with media reporting of the council’s area-wide 20mph speed limits policy for residential streets has been... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
The City of York Council is to challenge a Traffic Penalty Tribunal ruling that the council acted illegally in issuing more than 50,000 penalty... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
One of Britain’s best-known local transport politicians has lost his transport portfolio because of an uproar over traffic restrictions. Dave... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Mike Bowen has joined consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff in York as a regional associate. Bowen has 12 year’s experience in transportation and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The minister for HS2, Lord Deighton, has said he agrees with the central thesis of a new report which claims that there is a weak link between... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A voluntary bus partnership agreement is to be launched in Rotherham in July, building on the agreement for Sheffield that was launched in October... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A consortium of banks has agreed to finance the deployment of 65 new Hitachi Super Express Trains for use on the East Coast Main Line. The new trains... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government should consider operating trains over High Speed 2 initially at reduced speeds so as to limit carbon dioxide emissions, say a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has appointed a partnership of consultants WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff to study options for improving surface transport links to Leeds... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Calderdale Council is launching a lobbying campaign to electrify the Calder Valley railway between Manchester, Bradford and Leeds. The council says... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
Anyone puzzled by North East Lincolnshire Council’s view that Safer Roads Humber’s activities are not cost-competitive with more basic... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
HS2 is not, as claimed by Graham Nalty, a great idea being led by the wrong kind of people (Viewpoint LTT 4 Apr). It is a disastrous idea being by... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
William A M Barter, Towcester, Northants NN12
As the Second Reading in the House of Commons of the HS2 Phase One Hybrid Bill approaches, the arguments against constructing the line become yet... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Malcolm Bulpitt, Loose, Maidstone, Kent ME15
The HS2 saga moves on. Now that the suggested link to HS1 and the rest of Europe is being abandoned this highlights the fact that HS2 is in reality... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has hailed the sealing of the £2.7bn funding deal to build a new fleet of nearly 500 train carriages... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Rail unions today take legal action to challenge Government plans to re-privatise th... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Darren Richardson, the City of York Council’s director of city and environmental services, is leaving for a job with Orkney Islands... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
THE PUBLICATION of the Sir David Higgins’ report on the HS2 high-speed rail network (LTT 21 Mar) provoked yet another flurry of comment in the... continue
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