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Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The Local Government Association is calling on the DfT to rethink plans to devolve local major transport scheme funding to the 38 Local Enterprise... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT and local highway authorities have been urged to collaborate on a project to assess the economic benefits of road maintenance. This is one of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
New Guidance on how the Highways Agency will deal with planning applications that affect the strategic road network is being prepared by the DfT and... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Andrew Forster
The DfT’s plan to devolve major transport scheme funding has generated huge interest within the transport planning and local government... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Volvo Bus UK has won orders for 174 new hybrid electric buses as part of the Green Bus fund for England, including its single largest ever hybrid... continue
New Transit
Rail News
The Department for Transport (DfT) has appointed four consortia to consultancy frameworks for road and rail projects. The consortia are: Ove Arup... continue
Categories: Rail, DfT/SRA, England
New Transit
People
Philip Rutman has been appointed the new permanent secretary at the UK Department for Transport. Rutman is currently director general business and... continue
Categories: People, DfT/SRA, England
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
A major shake-up to bus subsidy in England was announced this week with the partial devolution of Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) to local... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Government is planning to trial 80mph speed limits  on managed motorways – those sections of the network featuring mandatory variable... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Peter Blair has joined consultant WYG to drive growth in its northern offices. He joins from the Denis Wilson Group, where he was operations... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
County councils may be given responsibility for air quality management under reforms being considered by the Government. Air quality... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government this week made concessions to countryside campaigners and planners by introducing some safeguards against car-based development into... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT needs to strengthen the quality of its policy evaluations, an internal review has concluded. “While there are pockets of excellence in... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government is setting up a Major Infrastructure and Environment Unit to try and reduce the delays to major projects in England brought about by... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is to develop a national roads strategy for England and investigate ways of encouraging more private sector investment in the road... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus services across many parts of England received a boost this week with news of how the DfT intends to allocate £101m of funding. Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Local Transport Minister Norman Baker this week kept the door open for English local authorities to pursue bus Quality Contracts while using the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT is seeking evidence of how speed limit changes affect actual speeds and issues such as accidents, emissions and traffic diversion. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has increased the maximum charges that highway authorities can impose on utility companies for overrunning streetworks. From 1 October the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
England’s eight biggest cities outside London will be the only areas invited to bid for ring-fenced Tax Increment Financing to fund transport... continue
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