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Local Transport Today
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The Government is fighting the release of a 2011 document by its Major Projects Authority, which is critical about the progress of HS2. The... continue
Local Transport Today
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Politicians on Merseyside are building an evidence base to extend the high-speed rail network to the city.  The Government’s current plans... continue
Local Transport Today
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More connections should be built between HS2 and the classic rail network to allow a wider range of high-speed services to operate, councils in the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
The DfT says consultant KPMG’s controversial analysis of the economic benefits of High Speed 2 is based on “sound economic theory”... continue
Local Transport Today
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Speed cameras are to make a return to roads in the West Midlands conurbation and in Bristol.  In the West Midlands councils and the police are... continue
Local Transport Today
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Shropshire Council and Cheshire West & Chester council are planning to merge their highway services teams. The councils want to have a joint... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT has awarded consultant Royal Haskoning DHV (UK) and Phil Jones Associates the contract to study the feasibility of building a cycleway in the... continue
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The Chinese Government has expressed interest in investing in the UK’s high-speed rail project. Chinese premier Li Keqiang raised the idea... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Mike O’Sullivan, Stony Stratford , Milton Keynes MK11
The urging that Birmingham’s new HS2 station “must stun the public” is a sentiment that I agree with (“HS2 station... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Peter Mackie, University of Leeds
It is a feature of many big transport projects that they go through massive wobbles. The third London Airport, the Channel Tunnel, HS1 and Crossrail... continue
Local Transport Today
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Staffordshire County Council wants the Government to make design changes – including a lower track alignment – for the section of the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Tendered bus services, concessionary fares and dial-a-ride public transport in the West Midlands conurbation are all under threat as leaders of the... continue
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Worcestershire County Council’s entire tendered bus network faces the axe as the council responds to cuts in Government grant. The council says... continue
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The planned high-speed rail line into Birmingham should be designed as a piece of “iconic landscape infrastructure” with an... continue
Categories: Railways, West Midlands
Local Transport Today
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The Hybrid Bill authorising construction of the London to West Midlands high-speed line was deposited in Parliament this week.  Its submission... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
The last issue has two very interesting articles on HS2. The first is the KPMG analysis of HS2 benefits (‘Sparks fly as academics contest... continue
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The Hybrid Bill for the first phase of the Government’s high-speed rail project arrived safely and on time in Parliament this week but whether... continue
Parking Review
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Patrick McDonnell & Mark Moran
Birmingham City Council could close and sell off under-utilised city centre car parks as part of a strategy aimed at reducing car dependency and... continue
Parking Review
Payment systems
Bedford Borough Council is offering shoppers and visitors new cashless parking payment options based around phone and ANPR technologies. The payment... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Pro-rail group Railfuture has declared its support for the Government’s high-speed rail plans. Many of the organisation’s members have... continue
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