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Local Transport Today
Regular news
John W E Helm & Andrew Forster
The Chancellor of the Exchequer this week insisted the Government would press ahead with its high-speed rail project, despite growing criticism of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
Have you heard about the plan to toll the A14 across Northamptonshire? Yes, that’s right, Northamptonshire. The DfT’s plan to improve and... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Tony Bolden, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN16
In 2009 Reg Harman and I had an article published in Public money & management, in which we set out a case for a high-speed rail route from... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
First is proposing to restructure its South East and Midlands Region into two, "smaller, stronger" business units. continue
Local Transport Today
News
Norfolk County Council has provisionally awarded Lafarge Tarmac a seven-year highway works contract. Lafarge will take over next April from incumbent... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in Lincolnshire have approved plans to compulsorily purchase land needed for two road schemes in the city. Phase one of the Lincoln East... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Hoad, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham
I am writing to pass on some information relating to the on-going HS2 study that I believe significantly affects how it should be viewed. Based on my... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Nottingham’s two biggest bus operators have endorsed the council’s bid to the DfT’s Better Bus Area 2 (BBA2) grant regime –... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Municipal bus operator Nottingham City Transport has reported passenger growth for the eleventh year running. Passenger numbers in 2012/13 reached... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Opponents of the Government’s high-speed rail plans have vowed to fight on after the Court of Appeal rejected their legal case this week. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
On 27 June transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin used the conservativehome website to promote the benefits of the Government’s planned HS2... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The delivery of the London-West Midlands high-speed line has a 95% probability of being delivered for below £21.4bn (2011 prices), according to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has given final approval to Nottingham City Council's £16.2m scheme to upgrade its ring-road in order to tackle congestion. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Northamptonshire County Council plans to designate about 60 hectares of council-owned land beside junction 9 of the A14 on the southern edge of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Leicestershire County Council has begun the procurement of the new Midlands Highway Alliance framework contract for medium-cost highways and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is setting up an HS2 Growth Task Force to maximise the economic benefits of the high-speed rail network between London, the West Midlands,... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Leicestershire County Council has appointed Phil Crossland as its new director of environment and transport, replacing Matthew Lugg who has joined... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Government company HS2 Ltd has awarded a £1.5m environmental services contract to consultants Temple and RSK for the Birmingham to Leeds and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Nottingham city and Nottinghamshire county councils are to procure a £35,000 study of the economic case for a high-speed rail station at Toton... continue
Categories: Railways, East Midlands
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has offered Nottingham City Council £1.5m to help fund 15 more electric buses, which will take the city’s electric bus fleet up... continue
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