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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Delivering the Welsh Government’s planned upgrading of public transport in south-east Wales will require at least 50 permanent staff, the... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The DfT has appointed Frontier Economics to study the data requirements necessary to improve the post-opening evaluation of transport projects (LTT... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rhodri Clark
The growth in van traffic is a conspicuous trend on Britain’s roads. Since 1995 light goods vehicle (LGV) traffic has increased by 68%,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
England’s biggest Local Enterprise Partnership is to be broken up.  The South East LEP covers Kent, Medway, East Sussex, Essex, Thurrock... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players, wrote Shakespeare, with impeccable gender inclusiveness, though he then went... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Bike hire, more car parking and a new bus interchange are among proposals likely to feature in a new transport strategy for Central Milton... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philip Bisatt
I refer to the letter from Brian Dalton regarding the provision for cyclists and buses in housing estates (Letters LTT 12 Jun). Mr Dalton appears not... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Andrew Allen
Inertia is arguably the most powerful force in land-use planning. Planners and architects alike have long recognised the tendency to replicate... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The possibility of a huge West Midlands combined authority (CA) holding transport powers across the conurbation, Warwickshire and some parts of... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Northern Ireland’s transport department is in the midst of a funding crisis. Transport minister Danny Kennedy said his Department for Regional... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
West Yorkshire Combined Authority has scrapped plans to appoint a director of transport. “The senior management structure originally envisaged... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Councils and local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) are considering commissioning a study into improving transport links between central Lancashire and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Political leaders in the West Midlands conurbation have endorsed a proposed £1.6bn package of public transport improvements, which they say... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The number of road accident casualties recorded by the police in Scotland fell 2% in 2014 to 11,240 but fatalities rose by 28, from 172 to 200,... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The London Borough of Sutton is commissioning advisers to develop a communications strategy for extending the Tramlink to Sutton town centre via... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Bill Barker has been appointed chair of SCOTS, the Society of Chief Officers of Transportation in Scotland, succeeding Ewan Wallace. Barker is... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A strong business case was behind the £913m investment in London’s cycling infrastructure, says Helen Fallon, principal strategy planner... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cycle logistics is gaining traction as a means of delivering goods in urban areas across Europe. Rising fuel costs, concerns over air quality,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andy Salkeld
Leicester’s recently re-elected City Mayor Sir Peter Soulbsy was clear in his first term of office that he wanted to combat “1960’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Harrogate Borough Council has awarded Liftshare a five-year contract worth £28,142 for the supply of a car sharing scheme. The company began... continue
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