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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The incoming chairman of Government company HS2 Ltd has urged Britain’s political parties to form a consensus behind plans for a high-speed... continue
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News
The Midlands Highways Alliance has announced the shortlisted contractors for two four-year frameworks for delivering road improvements.  Five... continue
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People/people
Centro’s policy and strategy director Tom Magrath retired this week. He had served in the post for 23 years.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
A four year framework to handle highways contracts totalling up to £261 million is being commissioned by the Midlands Highway... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Andrew Forster
Campaigners opposed to high-speed rail may consider forming a political party if the Government presses ahead with legislation to cap expenditure by... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
High-speed rail will deliver huge benefits to the economies of cities where stations are built, according to a report commissioned by HS2 Ltd, the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has launched a new consultation on long-term property compensation for phase one of the high-speed rail network, linking London to the West... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The House of Commons public accounts committee has launched another strongly-worded attack on the Government’s high-speed rail plans.  The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has launched the Government’s fightback against critics of its high-speed rail plans.... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Former Conservative transport minister Steven Norris and construction magnate Ray O’Rourke have joined the Government’s HS2 Growth... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Nigel King, Lane End, High Wycombe HP14
I read Tony Bolden’s letter (LTT 6 Sep) with great interest, because it closely follows the views stated in my letter (Letters LTT 9 Aug). We... continue
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Local Transport Today
Who should we believe in the debate about the wider economic benefits of HS2? According to HS2 Ltd’s consultants, the construction of a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Campaign to Protect Rural England has published detailed maps of the Government’s high-speed rail alignment between London, Birmingham,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Brompton folding bikes are now available for hire at three stations in Warrington – Warrington Central, Warrington Bank Quay and Birchwood. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Centro is consulting on extending the Midland Metro light rail line in Birmingham city centre. The route is currently being extended from Snow Hill... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government is to study the feasibility of building a new cycleway that would “broadly follow” the proposed high-speed rail line... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
High-speed 2 provides a perfect illustration of why decisions about new transport infrastructure should be taken by the market rather than... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
John W E Helm & Andrew Forster
The Chancellor of the Exchequer this week insisted the Government would press ahead with its high-speed rail project, despite growing criticism of... continue
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Letters to the editor
Tony Bolden, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN16
In 2009 Reg Harman and I had an article published in Public money & management, in which we set out a case for a high-speed rail route from... continue
Local Transport Today
John Dales
John Dales
All three of the schemes short-listed for this year’s Urban Transport Design Award – presented in July at the 11th annual Transport... continue
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