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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
I’m grateful to Gavin Smith for responding to my letter about the benefits of bus rapid transit over light rail (Letters LTT 05 Jan). To say,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Elected city mayors will agree bespoke deals with the Government for the devolution of transport and other powers, minister for cities Greg Clark... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Local Government Association is pressing the DfT to reconsider its decision not to give local authorities outside London powers to enforce moving... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has announced that it is to provide £2.7m of funding to 27 English police forces to enable them to buy 37 3D laser scanners to collect... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On December 15 Len Tingle, the BBC’s political editor for Yorkshire, poked fun at the DfT’s decision to delay an announcement on the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is scrutinising local authorities’ major bids to the £560m Local Sustainable Transport Fund. The Department invited 13 ... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
English Local authorities promoting road schemes that connect to the Highways Agency’s network will be breaking the law if they submit planning... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
English Local Authorities will be allowed to use Tax Increment Financing (TIF) to deliver transport infrastructure projects vital for regeneration,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The minimum penalty charge for parking contraventions in England will be scrapped under plans announced by the DfT. A 2007 Order currently specifies... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT is looking to simplify the process for English local authorities taking over the enforcement of bus lane contraventions from the police. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government looks likely to change the formula used to calculate the grant paid to English local authorities for concessionary fares... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Elected Mayors could hamper transport policy-making in England’s city regions, local authorities have warned ministers. The Government plans to... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The DfT has given the first indications of how much funding  Local Enterprise Partnerships could get to prioritise on local major transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Highway authorities in England will take responsibility for classifying roads from April under reforms announced by transport minister Norman Baker.... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Highways Agency has gone out to tender on the £200m Asset Support Contract covering the maintenance, improvement and network management of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Many English highway authorities have increased orders of salt to keep roads clear of snow and ice this winter, according to a survey by the Local... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Plentiful free car parking in town centres and tough policies to restrict new out-of-town retail and office development are vital for revitalising... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Local authorities across England were celebrating this week after transport secretary Justine Greening announced funding of £584m for a further... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The DfT this week effectively blocked local authorities in England from introducing workplace parking levy schemes, declaring that any proposals must... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local Authorities in England are calling on the Government to allow them to keep all but a small proportion of Community Infrastructure Levy revenues... continue
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