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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Further job losses were being made at Centro, the West Midlands PTE, this month as part of a restructuring programme prompted by budget... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Ministers have blocked a proposal by local authorities in the West Midlands to take full responsibility for the management of local rail services... continue
Categories: Railways, West Midlands
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT is contributing £5m towards Centro’s £13m project to repair and improve the street-running section of the Midland Metro... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Buses in Birmingham have a big image problem, according to focus group research for the city council. “A high number of participants, including... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Birmingham City Council plans to study the pros and cons of introducing a Workplace Parking Levy in the city. Nottingham City Council is the only... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A new consortium is to call for the London-West Midlands HS2 route to be re-planned to minimise its environmental impact and maximise the benefits of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
High-speed rail critics have accused the Government of keeping the cost of HS2 artificially low and said the Chancellor’s announcement of plans... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
major changes to the Government’s high-speed rail project were signalled by transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin this week as he responded to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The operator of Britain’s first point-to-point car club scheme has suspended its London operations but vowed to re-launch a scheme focused on... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in Birmingham have approved the implementation of 20mph speed limits across a wide area of the city despite a consultation finding a... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Critics of the Government’s high-speed rail plans were keen to describe this week’s  review of the project by Sir David Higgins, the... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Tom Kelly is taking up the post of HS2 Ltd’s strategic communications director on 1 April. Kelly is currently Network Rail’s director of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Birmingham City Council has published a vision for the area around the proposed Curzon Street HS2 terminus.  The Curzon HS2 Masterplan covers an... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
shortages of rolling stock and railway signalling staff have forced councils in the West Midlands to split a rail project into two... continue
Categories: Railways, West Midlands
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Keith Rogers, Stockport SK7
The authorities in Stoke-on-Trent are right to be concerned about HS2 (‘Scrap Manchester HS2 route, says Stoke’ and ‘Northern... continue
Parking Review
Electric vehicles
Patrick McDonnell
Revenue generated by Nottingham City Council’s workplace parking levy (WPL) is funding more than half the cost an electric bus fleet for the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Centro and Birmingham City Council are to consult on two options for extending Midland Metro to the city’s proposed new high-speed rail station... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities in the West Midlands plan to establish a new company, West Midlands Rail Ltd, to manage devolved  local rail services.  A... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Warwickshire County Council has launched a debate on whether it should become a unitary authority, with the five district councils being abolished.... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Worcestershire County Council is reviewing its plans to withdraw all support for tendered bus services after receiving 8,500 responses to a... continue
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