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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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT is seeking consultants to develop plans for a cycleway along the proposed High Speed 2 railway from London all the way to the West Midlands,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Only 5% of high-speed rail passengers on the full Y network are expected to transfer from road or air, according to HS2 Ltd. In 2036, three years... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The high-speed rail project will collapse unless the Labour Party gives its full backing to the plans, the Prime Minister has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authority leaders in the West Midlands conurbation are calling on the Government to help fund a  £2.1bn investment in local public... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Cutting values of time for business travellers has had virtually no impact on the value for money of the Government’s high-speed rail plans,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Walsall Council and the Highways Agency are exploring jointly funding a £40m project to increase capacity at junction 10 of the M6. Works could... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT  has given final approval to local major transport schemes in Birmingham and Leeds. The £11.7m improvement to the A452 Chester... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Chris Oldham, Shewsbury SY4
Following on from recent contributions to LTT about the route of HS2, it has never been obvious why it is proposed to plough up the Chilterns, rather... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
David Smith’s letter of 18 October has the headline “We need high-speed rail but HS2 must be reconfigured”.  Rather than that... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David Bayliss, Beaconsfield HP9
In his letter about high-speed rail, Keith Rogers points out that the Chiltern line could provide additional capacity between London and Birmingham... continue
Parking Review
Operational
Patrick McDonnell
Around a third of penalty charge notices (PCNs) in South Staffordshire are not being paid, the council has revealed. Out of the 1,097 PCNs issued... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Keith Rogers, Stockport SK7
In the HS2 debate, a pertinent question is whether the cities and regions served by the scheme would choose HS2 – if they had a free choice on... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David HT Smith, The Thursfield Smith Consultancy Shrewsbury SY3
The last three editions of LTT have reported some pertinent comments about HS2. This project is in trouble and there is a grave danger of it being... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Ten local authorities this week took their case against the Government’s high-speed rail plans to the Supreme Court.  The court was... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Graham MacNicol has joined consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff as regional director for highways in the Midlands, based in Birmingham. MacNicol joins... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Luton has now joined an exclusive but growing band of BRT schemes under development in the UK. BRT UK’s conference gave delegates the chance to... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
Your editorial (‘Objectivity or advocacy?’ LTT 20 Sep) raises the question of the reliability of the claim that HS2 will enable the UK... continue
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