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Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Worcestershire County Council’s entire tendered bus network faces the axe as the council responds to cuts in Government grant. The council says... continue
Local Transport Today
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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
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
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
News Lead Story
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
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government has asked new HS2 Ltd chairman Sir David Higgins to explore how to cut the cost of HS2 below the current estimated £42.6bn (2011... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A “high profile” cycling champion is to be appointed in the West Midlands conurbation to help boost cycle trips. The proposal is included... continue
Categories: Cycling, West Midlands
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT this week explained why the monetary benefits to business travellers of high-speed rail have shot up even though the value of time saved by... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Birmingham City Council is considering downgrading the A38 that runs across the western edge of the city centre, connecting with the Aston... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has granted development consent for Network Rail’s planned capacity improvements on the Redditch railway branch in Worcestershire. The... continue
Categories: Railways, West Midlands
Local Transport Today
Detail
Carillion has won a £70.5m contract to install smart motorway (previously called managed motorway) infrastructure on the M6 between junctions... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
A high spot on TV in my youth was the Whitehall Farce series starring Brian Rix and Elspeth Grey. Events gradually descended into farcical chaos,... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Alan Wenban-Smith, Urban & Regional Policy, Birmingham B13
Over the last few weeks HS2 has been taking heavy fire, and not just from NIMBYs. Reports suggest that Labour will want to look critically at... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Consultancy WSP has advised Birmingham City Council how it can accommodate four million daily trips the DfT expects will be made in the city in less... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Councillors in Sandwell have approved plans to introduce an area-wide 20mph limit in West Bromwich town centre. Sandwell’s highways services... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Birmingham City Council is consulting on introducing 20mph speed limits across the city’s residential streets and on busy high streets.... continue
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