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The DfT is contributing £5m towards Centro’s £13m project to repair and improve the street-running section of the Midland Metro... continue
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Cornwall Council plans to buy 35 buses with the help of the Government’s new Local Growth Fund grant. The Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Local... continue
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Andrew Forster
Local authorities in West Yorkshire are developing a new mechanism for funding their £1bn West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund after the... continue
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Local authorities in Wales are waiting to hear if they have been successful in bids to the Welsh Government’s much-reduced grant for local... continue
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Welsh bus operators could face further upheaval and uncertainty from April 2015 if the Welsh Government goes ahead with allocating its replacement... continue
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Andrew Forster
STAGECOACH THIS week threatened to take legal action  against the Welsh Government  and Welsh local authorities over plans to cut... continue
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Andrew Forster
Three London boroughs will  receive up to £30m each from Transport for London to fund their ‘Mini Holland’ proposals to boost... continue
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High-speed rail critics have accused the Government of keeping the cost of HS2 artificially low and said the Chancellor’s announcement of plans... continue
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Councillors in Birmingham have approved the implementation of 20mph speed limits across a wide area of the city despite a consultation finding a... continue
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The Government is to cover any shortfall in toll revenues on Halton Council’s new Mersey Gateway crossing.  The DfT’s announcement... continue
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A series of major cycling projects that are due to take shape over the coming year will be discussed at a round-table session at continue
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The number of trips made by bike in Greater Manchester could increase to 10% of all journeys over the next 12 years with sustained funding from... continue
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The new bike hire scheme in Liverpool is to be called City Bike after this proved the most popular name in a public vote. The scheme will be launched... continue
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Lee Baker
The Chancellor today announced the Government will seek to increase the Public Works Loan Board borrowing limit by £25bn "to enable local... continue
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Railways and property have long enjoyed a symbiotic relationship: railway improvements can stimulate development in adjoining properties and boost... continue
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England’s city-region transport bodies are calling on ministers to allocate a bigger slice of transport funding to urban transport schemes,... continue
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The Local Government Association is calling on the Government to increase funding for the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme (ENCTS). The... continue
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Municipally-owned Cardiff Bus has announced a programme of service reductions and fare rises, blaming them on the Welsh Government’s decision... continue
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DfT officials were due to meet with Bedford Borough Council officers this week to discuss the council’s plan to install plastic lane dividers... continue
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Scrapping HS2 would not free-up huge sums of money for other transport projects, firms with an interest in the project have warned. The High Speed... continue
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