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Local Transport Today
Articles
Serbjeet Kohli
Years ago, much more effort was required to build even skeletal network models. We didn’t have the geographical information, and much of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
The DfT has revealed details of forthcoming revamped guidance for assessing the economic impacts of transport schemes, which will be published in... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Transport for Greater Manchester has appointed a team led by Cubic Transportation Systems to deliver a travel information system. OPTIS (Optimised... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Transport for London has launched the procurement process for a new advertising contract covering, for the first time, London Underground, London... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
UNCERTAINTY surrounds plans for a major traffic and public realm scheme in Brighton after last week’s local elections saw the Green Party lose... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A rail station serving Ebbw Vale town in South Wales opens this weekend. The station is part of an £11.5m Welsh Government-funded programme to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Lib Dems today say that a priority for a coalition they enter will be a low emission zone network and to make all buses and taxis ultra-low... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government should set up an advisory body on road safety modelled on organisations that investigate safety in the rail and aviation sectors,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Centro and Birmingham City Council have chosen the route for a Midland Metro extension through Digbeth. The first section of the Eastside Metro route... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Swindon Borough Council is planning to establish a strategic transport team to lead delivery of the council’s expanded programme of transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Dundee City Council is to establish a public social partnership (PSP) to deliver public transport services in the city.  PSPs allow the public... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Glasgow’s bike hire scheme registered 48,594 rentals between its launch on the 24 June last year and 1 March, according to the city council.... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The DfT is retaining control of the approval process for about 30 of the biggest local transport major projects in England, in a U-turn from previous... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council are exploring the feasibility of trialling the UK’s first double-decker wireless electric... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
TRL’s 175-page report on roads policing for Thames Valley and Hampshire Police (‘Safety cameras are effective, safety researchers tell... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
‘Standing room only’ is a common complaint when it comes to the UK’s commuter rail services, but information obtained recently by a... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Lincolnshire County Council has renewed its contract with Hourbike for the provision of a bike hire scheme in Lincoln. The scheme was introduced in... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Transport for London is seeking a provider for an electric bike hire scheme initially to be based in the London Borough of Haringey but with the... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Nottingham City Council has placed an order with Chinese firm BYD for 13 fully electric buses to operate the city’s park-and-ride services.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Deputy Prime Minister has claimed that under a Conservative-only Government spending on essential infrastructure like roads and railways and on... continue
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