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The Highways Agency is to trial air quality barriers on a section of the M62 to see if they can reduce localised air pollution from vehicles on the... continue
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People/people
Frances Adams has been appointed interim assistant director of highways, transport and waste at the City of York Council. She is a director of... continue
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People/people
John Henkel has been appointed interim director general of Metro, the West Yorkshire PTE, following the retirement of Kieran Preston (LTT 19 Dec 13).... continue
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Regular news
Thousands of drivers a week are receiving penalty charge notices (PCNs) for ignoring an experimental ban on general traffic crossing a bridge in York... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
Local authorities and motoring groups have criticised the Highways Agency’s plan to impose a 60mph speed limit on a 32-mile stretch of the M1... continue
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In brief
The Highways Agency has commissioned Halcrow to undertake a feasibility study of building a new motorway junction on the M62 on the north side of... continue
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Regular news
Bus service withdrawals, higher fares and staff cuts are among the ways South Yorkshire PTE plans to cope with a 9.7% cut to its budget from... continue
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Regular news
High-speed rail opponents are expected to seek a judicial review of transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin’s decision not to release a critical... continue
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Letters to the editor
Brian Dalton, Purley, Surrey CR8
The Docklands Light Railway deserves applause for relaxing its no bikes rule (‘DLR welcomes cyclists aboard’ LTT 24 Jan). In South... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
Ministers have given the go-ahead to local transport authorities in northern England having a formal role in the renewal of the Northern and... continue
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News extra
Andrew Forster
Consultation is drawing to a close on the Government’s preferred alignment for the two arms of the Y-shaped high-speed rail network, which will... continue
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Detail
The DfT has shortlisted three bidders for the new East Coast franchise, which is scheduled to commence in February 2015. The shortlist is: East Coast... continue
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Regular news
Leeds City Council has reported a breakthrough in plans for a new five-mile dual carriageway road round the eastern edge of the city.  The... continue
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Regular news
Hundreds of tendered bus services in North Yorkshire are to be withdrawn from April as the county council makes a £2m cut to its supported... continue
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In brief
Sir David Higgins, who took over as chairman of Government company HS2 Ltd this month, will report to ministers in mid-March on whether the... continue
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Regular news
Cycling is to be permitted in Rotherham town centre’s pedestrian zone under a proposed 12-month trial. The council says the town centre vehicle... continue
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People/people
Simon Kirby has joined HS2 Ltd as chief executive – construction, from Network Rail where he is managing director, infrastructure... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
The DfT has shortlisted First Group, Keolis/Eurostar and Stagecoach/Virgin to submit detailed bids to run new East Coast services from next year. The... continue
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Regular news
South Yorkshire PTE has outlined how a high-speed rail station at Meadowhall in Sheffield could become a major transport interchange for the... continue
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Letters to the editor
David HT Smith, The Thursfield Smith Consultancy Shrewsbury SY3
Peter Mackie makes interesting points in his Viewpoint about HS2, particularly the inflation of cost estimates becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy,... continue
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