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The Government has approved FirstGroup’s plan for a £360m investment in a fleet of 29 new trains to operate between London Paddington and... continue
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West Sussex County Council’s proposed permit system for works on the highway will cover all works on all roads. A sliding scale of permit... continue
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Local authorities on the south coast are discussing plans for a combined authority to oversee transport and economic development. Hampshire,... continue
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Andrew Forster
The Government has pledged to give Cornwall Council the power to introduce bus franchising by 2018. The pledge is contained in a  devolution... continue
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Lead Story
Andrew Forster
The West of England joint transport board has approved plans to restore rail passenger services to a freight-only line north of the city. But many... continue
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Bristol City Council’s Labour group has voiced opposition to the idea of an elected mayor covering the four unitary authorities of Bristol,... continue
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The DfT has terminated negotiations with Stagecoach over an direct award for the South West Trains franchise. The franchise is due to end in February... continue
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Analysis
Andrew Forster
When David Cameron packs the suitcase for his summer holidays, the holiday reading material could well be the final report of the Airports... continue
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Media monitor
Rik Thomas
IN LATE June and early July, media coverage of transport issues was dominated to a dramatic degree by the question of which, if any, of the airports... continue
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Devon County Council has reported a huge rise in the cost of building a new railway station on the Exeter-Newton Abbot line at Marsh... continue
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Public consultation has begun on North Somerset Council’s plans to restore passenger rail services on the former Portishead branch. Passenger... continue
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Cornwall Council is to present ministers with plans to franchise the area’s bus network. Cornwall proposed franchising last summer (LTT 8 Aug... continue
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Promoters of new transport schemes should explain to the public how travel conditions with the new infrastructure in place will compare with present... continue
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The DfT has given the go-ahead for the Norwich Northern Distributor Road (NDR) and  acknowledged the Planning Inspectorate’s suggestion... continue
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The Solent Local Enterprise Partnership is commissioning consultants to develop a transport investment plan for the area, which covers Portsmouth,... continue
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Analysis
The Government’s Airports Commission is expected to publish its final report later this month or early next month, recommending where... continue
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Kent County Council has identified ways to fill a £1.4m  shortfall in its new child bus pass.  The Young Persons Travel Pass costs... continue
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Duncan Sharkey has joined Milton Keynes Council as its director of place. He joins from Worcester City Council where he was the council’s... continue
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Oxfordshire County Council has approved plans for a 20mph signed-only village speed limit despite objections from residents and police... continue
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Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Dorset County Council is to re-open a busy road closed last April because of a landslide risk after legal advice that the council will not be liable... continue
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