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Issue 672 - 15 May 2015: Features
M4 relief road inches forward amid Welsh political fractures

M4 relief road inches forward amid Welsh political fractures
Rhodri Clark

The proposed new section of the M4 around Newport is on a par with HS2, when the costs are compared with the population or transport budgets of Wales and Great Britain respectively. There are other similarities too. Supporters of the M4 relief road and HS2 both say their respective projects would improve journey times and reliability and accommodate future growth in travel demand. Yet both schemes are opposed by residents near the line of route... continue

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Heathrow expansion dominates post-election media transport coverage

Heathrow expansion dominates post-election media transport coverage
Rik Thomas

Before the General Election, the chief executive of IAG (the company that owns British Airways), Willie Walsh, “attacked the UK’s main political parties for having no interest in aviation and expressed doubt that any progress will be made on airport expansion”, according to trade publication Buying Business Travel. “Walsh said the lack of cohesion between the three main parties on airport expansion will mean further... continue