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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Over the last year road maintenance budgets increased and 33% more potholes were filled, according to a survey published today. But there has been no... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin today unveils the winners of the competition for £275m funding for major local roads... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Government has selected the Leeds city region to pilot shared transport initiatives including measures to expand car clubs and a smartphone app... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities and the Highways Agency spent £4.2bn on road maintenance in 2013/14, according to the DfT. Of this, £800m was spent by... 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
Letters to the editor
Rod King MBE, Campaign director, 20’s Plenty for Us, Lymm WA13
The editorial in the last issue ends with the comment: “There are numerous bodies that speak on behalf of motorists. If there is one point to... 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
Scotland’s regional transport partnerships are urging the country’s local authority leaders to recognise the role they  can play in... 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
Regular news
The highways Agency has rejected claims by the Campaign for Better Transport that a smart motorway scheme on the M4 west of London is illegal because... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Supporters of active travel are pressing the Scottish and Welsh governments to make 20mph the default speed limit for restricted roads – roads... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
The first application of driverless cars could be as replacements for taxis in towns and cities, a former Labour transport minister has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Scottish Government is being urged to adopt a scenario-based approach to forecasting future travel demand.  In a new report for the Scottish... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Greater Manchester Combined Authority is to designate 375 miles of the conurbation’s most important local authority roads as a key route... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Stephen Stradling, Transport Research Institute
Trials are to get underway of running driverless vehicles on UK roads to test the impact on infrastructure, regulation and other road users... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Almost 23,000 road traffic accidents involving cyclists were recorded by the police in Greater London over five years (2009-2013), according to a... continue
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