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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Conservative Transport Group (CTG) is calling on the Government to appoint rail managers to rethink the HS2 project.  The party’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has given a strong endorsement to the hotly-contested analysis by consultant KPMG   into the productivity effects of HS2. Responding to... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Transport for London and the DfT have selected Derby-based train manufacturer Bombardier as preferred bidder for the £1bn contract to build 65... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
In brief
Leicestershire County Council has invited consultants to bid for the provision of transport and land use planning modelling advice. There are three... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
People/people
Simon Kirby has joined HS2 Ltd as chief executive – construction, from Network Rail where he is managing director, infrastructure... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Camera car enforcement has been introduced outside schools in Derby. The CCTV equipped vehicle patrols 22 schools in the city with £70 fines... continue
Categories: East Midlands
Parking Review
Operational
Employees using a multi-storey car park serving Network Rail’s national headquarters in Milton Keynes are being encouraged to reverse into the... continue
Categories: East Midlands
Parking Review
Operational
Proposals to introduce free parking to stimulate the town centre economy would cost more than £650,000, Northampton Borough Council has... continue
Categories: East Midlands
Parking Review
Operational
Students at Northampton’s new town centre university campus have been told they will not be able to park on the site. Most of the 8,165... continue
Categories: East Midlands
Local Transport Today
In brief
Oxfordshire County Council has secured £5m of DfT grant towards an £11m scheme to improve access to the Harwell Enterprise Zone. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is fighting the release of a 2011 document by its Major Projects Authority, which is critical about the progress of HS2. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
More connections should be built between HS2 and the classic rail network to allow a wider range of high-speed services to operate, councils in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT says consultant KPMG’s controversial analysis of the economic benefits of High Speed 2 is based on “sound economic theory”... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Leicestershire County Council has abandoned a plan to  outsource its highways maintenance service.  Conservative-controlled Leicestershire... continue
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