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Local Transport Today
In brief
The number of claims made to the Government’s Plug-in car grant scheme had reached 4,553 by the end of June – up by 1,532 since the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in Lincolnshire have approved plans to compulsorily purchase land needed for two road schemes in the city. Phase one of the Lincoln East... 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
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
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
Regular news
Transport campaigners in Bristol this week claimed the city’s mayor had to retain a controversial bus rapid transit project because of a secret... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Nottingham’s two biggest bus operators have endorsed the council’s bid to the DfT’s Better Bus Area 2 (BBA2) grant regime –... 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
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Greg Hartshorn, Atkins
As I write this, Local Transport Body (LTB) and Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) members and local authority officers across England are digesting... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
“Necessity is the mother of invention” – yes, we’ve all heard that before, but it’s still true. Here in Kirklees... continue
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News
Bus manufacturer Optare has received a conditional offer of up to £1.5m from the fourth round of the Government’s Regional Growth Fund to... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John Helm
Transport for London had  another record year in 2012/13 according to the recently published annual report & accounts, which show traffic... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
On 27 June transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin used the conservativehome website to promote the benefits of the Government’s planned HS2... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Northern Ireland Executive has announced £40m funding for the 3km single carriageway A31 Magherafelt bypass. The earliest that work is... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
West Yorkshire has launched the MCard, a new smart ticket for travellers on bus and rail services in the conurbation. The ticketing is a joint... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lancashire County Council wants to deliver a package of road improvements as part of its City Deal being negotiated with Government. The Preston and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The government’s plans to toll the A14 between Huntingdon and Cambridge could harm  businesses in Suffolk, including the port of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The delivery of the London-West Midlands high-speed line has a 95% probability of being delivered for below £21.4bn (2011 prices), according to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
The DfT’s top civil servant has rejected MPs’ suggestions that the business case for the Government’s high-speed rail plans has been artificially inflated using favourable assumptions. Andrew Forster
The DfT’s top civil servant has rejected MPs’ suggestions that the business case for the Government’s high-speed rail plans has... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Local government transport officers this week expressed concern that the Government’s decision to channel £1.1bn of local transport... continue
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