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Parking Review
Operational
Coventry City Council parking revenues have dropped by nearly £1m, according to figures compiled by the RAC Foundation. The council was... continue
Parking Review
Technology
Birmingham City Council now has a network of 36 electric vehicle (EV) charge points at 18 locations across the city in both on-street and off-street... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
Consultation is drawing to a close on the Government’s preferred alignment for the two arms of the Y-shaped high-speed rail network, which will... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Birmingham City Council has appointed a team led by consultant WSP to deliver a major programme of cycle network infrastructure. Other members of the... continue
Categories: Cycling, West Midlands
Local Transport Today
News
Amey has been named preferred bidder for Staffordshire County Council’s innovative Infrastructure+ contract, which covers the management and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Sir David Higgins, who took over as chairman of Government company HS2 Ltd this month, will report to ministers in mid-March on whether the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council is urging the Government to rethink plans for the high-speed rail station close to Birmingham... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Simon Kirby has joined HS2 Ltd as chief executive – construction, from Network Rail where he is managing director, infrastructure... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Airports Commission has voiced scepticism about Birmingham Airport’s ambitions for a second runway.  The Commission’s interim... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The Highways Agency has appointed EM Highway Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of infrastructure and business services group Mouchel, to maintain... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David HT Smith, The Thursfield Smith Consultancy Shrewsbury SY3
Peter Mackie makes interesting points in his Viewpoint about HS2, particularly the inflation of cost estimates becoming a self-fulfilling prophecy,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Rail passengers in Warwickshire have received a boost with the DfT announcing £5m of support to re-open a station at Kenilworth, between... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A statutory bus Quality Partnership could be set up for streets outside Solihull’s railway station to complement a £1.8m Solihull Gateway... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is fighting the release of a 2011 document by its Major Projects Authority, which is critical about the progress of HS2. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Politicians on Merseyside are building an evidence base to extend the high-speed rail network to the city.  The Government’s current plans... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
More connections should be built between HS2 and the classic rail network to allow a wider range of high-speed services to operate, councils in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT says consultant KPMG’s controversial analysis of the economic benefits of High Speed 2 is based on “sound economic theory”... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Speed cameras are to make a return to roads in the West Midlands conurbation and in Bristol.  In the West Midlands councils and the police are... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Shropshire Council and Cheshire West & Chester council are planning to merge their highway services teams. The councils want to have a joint... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The DfT has awarded consultant Royal Haskoning DHV (UK) and Phil Jones Associates the contract to study the feasibility of building a cycleway in the... continue
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