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Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The DfT is to sweep away ‘red tape’ hampering the delivery of new housing and economic development that generates traffic on the Highways... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has invited local authorities to bid for a share of two new grants to boost cycling in cities and National Parks. All 28 City Deal areas... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Malcolm Heymer, Traffic management adviser, Alliance of British Drivers, Dereham, Norfolk NR20
So the DfT has finally let the cat out of the bag on the setting of local speed limits (‘Speed limit circular supports lower limits in town and... continue
Parking Review
Operational
The National Union of Teachers (NUT) has produced guidance for their members on staff parking on school premises. The document includes information... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Morning peak traffic speeds on local authority A roads fell over 2012 with the biggest reduction in December. Each of England's nine regions had... continue
Categories: England
Parking Review
Enforcement News
A Lincolnshire hotline to report illegal parking is now taking more than eight calls a day since responsibility for on-street parking enforcement... continue
Parking Review
Payment systems
Motorists in Herefordshire can now pay by phone for their parking transactions in the county. Herefordshire Council has appointed PayByPhone in a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Driving to work decreased over the decade to 2011 and public transport use increased, according to the Office of National Statistics. The ONS today... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
THE ANNOUNCEMENT by the Government of the route of the proposed high-speed rail network north of Birmingham led to substantial media coverage, much... continue
Categories: Railways, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government’s high-speed rail plans continue to attract a mix of praise and criticism. Last week’s announcement of the northern route... continue
Categories: Railways, England
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Local authorities are to be urged to overcome “inertia” and secure the investment needed to set up shared services to deliver the same... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
All the political heavyweights in the Coalition were on hand last week to unveil the phase two extensions to the Government’s high-speed rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
A number of local authorities in England are discussing plans to audit each other’s major transport scheme appraisals rather than employing... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport professionals have backed the DfT’s plan to raise the speed limit for goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes on single carriageway roads in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has announced a new £30m competitive fund to boost cycling in cities and a new £12m fund to boost cycling in National Parks. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
MPs have voiced alarm at the DfT’s lack of knowledge about how its local transport funds are spent by councils. The House of Commons public... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has been urged by MPs to provide a greater steer to local authorities on the unring-fenced funding it provides for highway maintenance. The... continue
Parking Review
Yellow Lines
Inventor Sir James Dyson is famed for creating bagless vacuum cleaners and innovative hand-driers. Keen to inspire the team dreaming up his next... continue
Parking Review
Transport
Patrick McDonnell
The government has pledged £57m for cycling projects, which includes £30m for three schemes in English cities. This forms part of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local transport minister Norman Baker today makes available £57m from the £107m ring-fenced for cycling capital projects for... continue
Categories: Cycling, England
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