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Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Welsh transport minister Edwina Hart has announced a wide-ranging review of bus policy. Announcing the formation of a bus advisory group, Hart told... continue
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FirstGroup has placed a £70m order for 425 new buses for delivery in 2014/15. The order represents the groups’s biggest ever order for... continue
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Andrew Forster
Consultation is drawing to a close on the Government’s preferred alignment for the two arms of the Y-shaped high-speed rail network, which will... continue
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Cardiff Council has awarded a two-year contract for the Cardiff East park-and-ride service to municipally-owned Cardiff Bus in a deal that will save... continue
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Transport for London has awarded London boroughs £17m over three years to deliver cycling improvements. The funding will pay for thousands of... continue
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No one had a bad word to say about Norman Baker when he was transport minister but perhaps people will see him in a different light after The... continue
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Leeds City Council has reported a breakthrough in plans for a new five-mile dual carriageway road round the eastern edge of the city.  The... continue
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Hundreds of tendered bus services in North Yorkshire are to be withdrawn from April as the county council makes a £2m cut to its supported... continue
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Andrew Forster
PUBLIC SPENDING on bus services in Greater Manchester and Tyne and Wear is under pressure after councils agreed tough levies for transport... continue
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The Community Infrastructure Levy is having a polarising effect on how much developer funding can be raised for transport and other infrastructure,... continue
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Bristol mayor George Ferguson has dropped plans to cut bus subsidy next year by £700,000. “Rather than remove the subsidy in April 2014... continue
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Transport for London’s budget for 2014/15 will be just over £10.6bn in 2014/15 – £946m higher than in 2013/14, according to... continue
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Sir David Higgins, who took over as chairman of Government company HS2 Ltd this month, will report to ministers in mid-March on whether the... continue
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Andrew Forster
Plans to reinstate rail services between Liverpool and Chester and North Wales have received a boost after Network Rail said the necessary... continue
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The London Borough of Croydon is to ask the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership for a  contribution from its Local Growth Fund... continue
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England’s biggest Local Enterprise Partnership is planning to devolve the lion’s share of its Local Growth Fund allocation to sub-areas.... continue
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Welsh transport minister Edwina Hart has stripped Wales’ four regional transport consortia of their responsibilities and funding, passing much... continue
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Andrew Forster
A huge shake-up to how transport policy is delivered in Wales was signalled this week as a Government-appointed commission recommended the... continue
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Many  road scheme costs are underestimated, Atkins reports.  Only half (34) of 67 projects ended up costing within +/-15% of the predicted... continue
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Transport projects feature prominently in the Scottish Government’s third national planning framework (NPF), which identifies the... continue
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