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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
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
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