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Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in the West Midlands are seeking a £10.4m contribution from the DfT towards the £23.4m (outturn costs) cost of... continue
New Transit
Bus News
More than 21,000 young people across Staffordshire have signed up for the county council’s Your Staffordshire card, which provides discount bus... continue
New Transit
People
Chairman of Chiltern Railways Adrian Shooter has announced he will retire at the end of the year. He will have lead Chiltern for nearly 18 years, and... continue
New Transit
People
Mike Hodson, managing director of London Midland, part of the Go-Ahead Group, is to retire in December. A 37-year rail industry veteran, he joined... continue
New Transit
Rail News
Birmingham’s largest outdoor art installation has been unveiled on a site near to New Street station. Network Rail worked with local art group... continue
New Transit
Bus News
A £25m investment over the next two years will see Birmingham’s bus network get greener vehicles, real-time information at bus stops and... continue
New Transit
Rail News
The Department for Transport has announced that Northern Rail and First Great Western will receive additional rolling stock in December following the... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Andrew Forster
The Government’s plans for a high-speed rail network have generated an almighty ding-dong  between supporters and opponents over matters... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Councils opposed to the DfT’s high-speed rail plans have questioned the legality of the consultation that ended last month.  The 51m... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport planners have a “widespread lack of confidence” in the technical analysis underpinning the high-speed rail plans, the Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Government company HS2 is advertising for a “development partner” to help take forward the London-West Midlands high-speed line. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Birmingham City Council is proposing a 20% local contribution to a £10.6m project to ease congestion on a 2km section of the A452 Chester Road... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
The computer modelling underpinning the Government’s high-speed rail plan is inadequate and cannot provide a sound basis for proceeding with... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Rik Thomas
The results from the first 12 months of the CABLED (Coventry and Birmingham Low Emission Demonstrators) electric vehicle trial have revealed that EVs... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
Government plans to build a high-speed rail link between London and Birmingham (and thereafter points north) continued to be the dominant... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Congestion on the M42 in the West Midlands has been identified as a key constraint to new economic development by the Greater Birmingham and Solihull... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Warwickshire County Council has rejected an invitation to become a member of West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority (WMITA), as the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government could recoup as much as 50% of its expenditure on the London to West Midlands high-speed line by awarding a 30-year concession for the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport secretary Philip Hammond has authorised HS2 Ltd to start procuring contracts for the London-West Midlands high-speed line. HS2 is to invite... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has approved an Enterprise Zone for the Sheffield city region based on key development sites along the M1 motorway. The zone is one... continue
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