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Local Transport Today
In brief
An opponent of high-speed rail is trying to force the release of information about how many passengers use each train on the West Coast Main Line.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
High-speed rail will allow Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds to market themselves internationally as a single city region, according to HS2... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council are exploring the idea of setting up a combined authority to oversee transport and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Two schemes to carry bikes on buses are up and running in Nottingham and Portsmouth. The rear-mounted racks have been fitted to ten buses used on the... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Flashing road studs have been installed on a pedestrian crossing in a retail park near Nottingham to improve road safety. Pole-mounted sensors... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Ian Drummond has left Leicestershire County Council where he was assistant director, transportation, and is freelancing as a transport policy... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Stephen Clark has joined the DfT as deputy director for phase two of HS2, which will extend the proposed line from the West Midlands to the North... continue
Local Transport Today
News
HS2 Ltd’s spending on professional services contracts for phase one of the HS2 project is heavily over budget, figures reveal.    The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Government has signed off £13m for new spine and distribution roads to open up access to proposed developments enterprise zones. The... continue
Parking Review
Business News
NSL has retained its parking contract with Nottinghamshire County Council for a further five years, to 2019, with the possibility of a one-year... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Leicester City Council is considering a citywide ban on pavement parking. A consultation finished at the end of April, with around 300 people... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
William Barter calls the average 170 passengers on a Virgin train “an abstraction” (Letters LTT 2 May). It is not my fault the number... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Northamptonshire County Council is exploring developing a strategic alliance with its highway services contractors, Kier and WSP, whereby the parties... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
A project to bring self-driving vehicles to the streets of Milton Keynes moved a step closed as a Coventry-based firm RDM Group was selected to make... continue
Categories: Car use, East Midlands
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Leicestershire County Council is expected to approve plans next week for four ‘community bus partnerships’ (CBPs) that will see local... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
I am delighted to see that my Viewpoint article in LTT  04 Apr (‘High-speed rail is a great idea but HS2 is being led by the wrong kind of... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington adds to the nonsense spoken about capacity by opponents of HS2 (Letter LTT 18 Apr). The figure of 170 passengers per Virgin train... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
As Parliament prepared to vote this week on the latest stage of the Bill that will, if passed into law, see the HS2 high-speed rail line built,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Nottinghamshire County Council wants to take over the role of managing local bus service registrations from the Traffic Commissioner. The council has... 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
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