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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Plaid Cymru has unveiled its manifesto for the 2015 Westminster elections, vowing to fight for more funds to upgrade Wales' transport system,... 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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Government wants ambitious rail upgrades for across northern England - so-called 'TransNorth' links - to be delivered from 2019 including from... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The House of Commons transport committee has called on the DfT to revise its guidance on shared space, amid concern the environments have become... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Birmingham City Council has published further details of its plans to transform the A38 ‘urban motorway’ that skirts the north of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
The latest issue of LTT (6 Mar) illustrates the grip that rail has upon the imagination of the nation. Two pages are devoted to whether the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Gloucestershire County Council is to explore the case for building a third road crossing over the Severn estuary, located north of the two existing... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Dorset County Council is commissioning a study into improving north-south road links in the county.  Parsons Brinckerhoff, the county’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The owners of Gatwick Airport have pledged to deliver a second runway without any Government funding. “We have given a guarantee to Government... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Plans to place major roads in London in tunnels have been described as “fanciful” by Christian Wolmar, who is hoping to secure the Labour... continue
Local Transport Today
John Dales
John Dales
Since we last spoke, I became chair of the Transport Planning Society; and this may seem as unlikely to you as it has sometimes seemed to me.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Congestion on UK roads is the worst it has been for over ten years, a Freight Transport Association survey suggests. According to the FTA's quarterly... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has called on West Midlands councils to draw up a plan to improve the region's rail and road network. He said... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The Department for Transport has today published its Road Investment Strategy (RIS), with details of a new arms-length company that will run... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Spread betting could be used to challenge official road traffic forecasts under a proposal put forward this week by  a prominent transport... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Aberdeen City Council is to commission a study into rapid transit systems for the city. The context for the cross-city connections study is the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Infrastructure Bill has received Royal Assent. As well as facilitating the Government’s road reforms, including the creation of Highways... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
New roads in England will have to be built with much more sympathy for the landscape, transport minister John Hayes has announced. Hayes announced... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Transport for London has shortlisted five locations where  roads could be placed in tunnels to reduce their environmental impact and create... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Transport Scotland has awarded a £30m design contract for the A96 Inverness to Nairn dualling scheme to Jacobs UK Ltd, subject to the mandatory... continue
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