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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Motor vehicle traffic increased by 2.9% in April to June this year compared to the same months in 2012. The DfT continue
Categories: Car use, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The chief secretary to the Treasury, Danny Alexander, is to speak at a conference to be held next month to discuss the next steps for its ideas of a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The DfT has vowed to reduce the time it takes to plan and complete new roads "by up to a half". The Department's intention comes in continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Large falls in the numbers of people killed and seriously injured on the roads in the first three months of the year are likely to be due to the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Local government comes under attack today over an RAC Foundation report that says that parking services generated £1.4bn in income in the... continue
Categories: Parking, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Office of Rail Regulation has blocked a bid by Virgin Trains to run new passenger services from London to Blackpool and Shrewsbury because there... continue
Categories: Railways, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Trip rates have reached a 40-year low in the DfT's annual national travel survey, with the average person last y... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Local transport minister Norman Baker this week announced he has secured £78.5m of resource funding for the Local Sustainable Transport Fund in... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The DfT is promoting a new concept of “expressways” – high quality dual carriageway standard A roads. The concept is explained in... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
A labour Government would  scrap England’s fledgling local transport bodies and channel local transport funding through local authorities... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Local Government Association is calling on ministers to include a ‘sunset clause’ on plans to bring levies raised by Integrated... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has published guidance explaining how the Local Growth Fund in England will work. From 2015/16 the majority of local transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Welsh Government is considering using the tolls on the Severn crossings to part-fund the proposed M4 relief road round the south of Newport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The government has cut devolved local major scheme allocations to most of England’s local transport bodies by 33% below their indicative... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has rejected the theory of ‘peak car’ and is forecasting road traffic in England to grow by 43% by 2040. Revised road traffic... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David Bayliss, London Transport’s director of planning 1984-1999, Beaconsfield HP9
Julian Peddle (ibid) refers to the table I included in my letter published on 28 June and asked if a version covering a later period could be... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
MAjor reforms to the way England’s strategic road network is managed will see the existing ‘stop-go’ funding arrangements replaced... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Peter Nash, Macclesfield, Cheshire SK10
Sir Peter Hendy’s letter (LTT 12 Jul) refuting Julian Peddle’s statement (LTT 14 Jun) that London receives six times the level of bus... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Tony Russell, Transport engineering manager, Sustrans, Bristol BS1
The Mayor of London’s letter to Patrick McLoughlin highlights some of the opportunities the DfT now has to encourage early on-highway pilots... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
Another major shake-up to how local transport in England is funded and administered will be forthcoming if Labour wins the General Election, which is... continue
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