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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The delivery of the London-West Midlands high-speed line has a 95% probability of being delivered for below £21.4bn (2011 prices), according to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
The DfT’s top civil servant has rejected MPs’ suggestions that the business case for the Government’s high-speed rail plans has been artificially inflated using favourable assumptions. Andrew Forster
The DfT’s top civil servant has rejected MPs’ suggestions that the business case for the Government’s high-speed rail plans has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The delivery of the London to West Midlands high-speed line will slip by years because the Hybrid Bill granting powers to construct the line will get... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Staffordshire County Council is tendering for a ‘strategic delivery partner’ to deliver services including highways maintenance,... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Herefordshire Council has appointed Balfour Beatty Living Places to deliver a public realm contract including highway maintenance, highway schemes,... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
An interesting story lands on LTT’s desk concerning the leader of the UK Independence Party, Mr Nigel Farage. Apparently, according to The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Balfour Beatty has been awarded a ten-year contract worth £200 million by Herefordshire Council. The integrated contract covers highways... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Conservation chiefs in the Chilterns have criticised the Government’s draft environmental statement for the London-West Midlands high- speed... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Coventry City Council is to withdraw from anti-HS2 local authority group 51m and instead try to maximise the benefits to the city of the proposed... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Coventry City Council is pressing ahead with plans for a new pedestrian boulevard linking the rail station to the city centre. The council is about... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in the Black Country and Berkshire may establish joint committees to strengthen governance over transport and other matters. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is setting up an HS2 Growth Task Force to maximise the economic benefits of the high-speed rail network between London, the West Midlands,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
One of Coventry’s park-and-ride schemes is to close next month because of a lack of business. Centro says the park-and-ride north operation is... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Government company HS2 Ltd has awarded a £1.5m environmental services contract to consultants Temple and RSK for the Birmingham to Leeds and... continue
Parking Review
Park & Ride Lead story
Patrick McDonnell
A new parkway rail station has opened in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, seven months ahead of schedule. The £7m parkway has been built at... continue
Parking Review
Park & Ride
An extra 175 parking spaces will be created at Stourbridge Junction railway station as part of a £1.3m project to expand park & ride. The... continue
Parking Review
Construction
Nottingham-based Clegg Construction has won a £4m contract to build a car park at the University of Birmingham. The 500-space car park is part... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has offered £5m towards the £11m cost of a new rail station to serve Kenilworth in Warwickshire on... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Birmingham Airport has unveiled a new plan to boost passenger numbers through the airport to 70 million a year, from the current 8.9... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Walsall Conservative councillor Tom Ansell has died after a short illness at the age of 70. Ansell was Walsall’s portfolio holder for transport... continue
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