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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
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Richard Threlfall, Partner, UK Head, Infrastructure, Building and Construction, KPMG LLP, Leeds LS1
We are aware of the statistical issues raised by Professor Henry Overman about our report on the regional economic impacts of high-speed rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Taxpayers’ Alliance has challenged the Government’s claims that HS2 is essential to solve a capacity crunch on the West Coast Main... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A forecast that HS2 will deliver £15bn of GDP benefits a year has been criticised by an academic specialist in spatial economics.  The... continue
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
Local Transport Today
News
The Midlands Highways Alliance has announced the shortlisted contractors for two four-year frameworks for delivering road improvements.  Five... continue
Local Transport Today
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
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