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675 - 26 June 2015: News
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The London Borough of Islington is working with vehicle manufacturer Ford on a telematics trial designed to take the confusion out of parking rules... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government should use the likely failure of the upcoming United Nations climate conference in Paris as the context for relaxing its commitment to... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John Dales: agenda the product of a year’s work
Andrew Forster
Transport planners this week wrote to transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin, setting out their priorities for the new majority Conservative... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Sir Peter Hendy has been tasked with fixing Network Rail’s troubled investment programme
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin this week  appointed London transport commissioner Sir Peter Hendy to chair Network Rail and sort out the... continue
Categories: Railways, England
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Electrification masts on the Great Western Main Line at Cholsey, Oxfordshire
Andrew Forster
Major rail enhancements across the country could be postponed or scrapped altogether in a review of Network Rail’s troubled investment... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has already spent in the region of £1bn on its high-speed rail project, new figures reveal. The annual report and accounts of... continue
Categories: Railways, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is to establish a single panel of experts to assess if areas of the country with city deal infrastructure funds deserve continued... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport for London will begin trials next month of intelligent speed adaptation (ISA) technology on two London bus routes.  The project will... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Edwina Hart, Wales’ minister for economy, science and transport, has announced that she will step down at next year’s Welsh Assembly... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The number of road accident casualties recorded by the police in Scotland fell 2% in 2014 to 11,240 but fatalities rose by 28, from 172 to 200,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Highways England has formed a design panel to encourage excellence in road design. Membership comprises: the Chartered Institution of Highways and... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Wales: bus passenger numbers dwindling
Rhodri Clark
Passenger journeys on Welsh buses reached a record low in 2013/14, according to industry body CPT Cymru.  The long-term decline in bus patronage... continue
Local Transport Today
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Countryside campaigners have criticised Worcestershire County Council’s proposed parkway rail station near Worcester. Worcester Parkway would... continue
Local Transport Today
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Two transport planning tools should be revised to take account of people making fewer trips, says a new report by the Campaign for Better... continue
Local Transport Today
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Cornwall Council is to present ministers with plans to franchise the area’s bus network. Cornwall proposed franchising last summer (LTT 8 Aug... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Councillors in the London Borough of Wandsworth seem likely to overrule officers next week and authorise a roll-out of 20mph limits across large... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
London mayor Boris Johnson has authorised the Greater London Authority (GLA) to agree terms and conditions of guarantees that could clear the way for... continue
Local Transport Today
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Oxford Street without buses on a strike day
Buses could be banned from London’s Oxford Street – or their numbers dramatically reduced – when Crossrail opens in 2019,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Westminster City Council is consulting on removing the one-way gyratory system on Baker Street and Gloucester Place, the north-south streets... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The City of London Corporation is to commission a pedestrian model of the City. It has allocated £150,000 of its Transport for London grant for... continue
Local Transport Today
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The London Borough of Hackney is to introduce charging for all motorcycle parking in the borough. Hackney says the charges are justified on air... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Sustrans is studying the feasibility of building a new pedestrian and cycle bridge over the River Thames in east London between Canary Wharf and... continue
Categories: Bridges, Greater London
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Network Rail’s study of creating a second rail route into Devon was far too limited in its scope, according to a new report commissioned by the... continue
Local Transport Today
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London mayor Boris Johnson has approved £29m for a project to improve rail services between Stratford and the Upper Lee Valley. The funding... continue
Local Transport Today
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Political leaders in the West Midlands conurbation have endorsed a proposed £1.6bn package of public transport improvements, which they say... continue
Local Transport Today
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Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council is considering relocating the town’s railway station closer to the town centre. Solihull says the... continue
Categories: Railways, West Midlands
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government has made provision for a future connection between London’s east-west Crossrail and the West Coast Main Line in a proposed... continue
Local Transport Today
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Councils and local enterprise partnerships (LEPs) are considering commissioning a study into improving transport links between central Lancashire and... continue
Local Transport Today
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Lancashire County Council is exploring if the Blackpool South – Preston railway line (the South Fylde line) could be integrated with the... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Consultants have urged Buckinghamshire County Council to strengthen its team of officers who deal with the highways implications of new developments,... continue
Local Transport Today
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TfL is benefitting from the capital’s construction boom
Transport for London collected £130m of contributions towards transport schemes from developers in 2014/15 – the highest ever... continue
Local Transport Today
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Liverpool City Council has installed ‘early start’ signals for cyclists at two busy city centre road junctions, with thermal imaging... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has warned of possible delays to delivering some of the schemes in the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund... continue
Local Transport Today
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West Yorkshire Combined Authority has scrapped plans to appoint a director of transport. “The senior management structure originally envisaged... continue
Local Transport Today
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A free online mapping tool has been developed for Greater Manchester showing infrastructure and other assets. The Greater Manchester open data... continue
Local Transport Today
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Northern Ireland’s transport department is in the midst of a funding crisis. Transport minister Danny Kennedy said his Department for Regional... continue
Local Transport Today
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Warwickshire, Coventry and Solihull councils are procuring a new highways maintenance contract that will begin next May and run for seven years, with... continue
Local Transport Today
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Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council is to strengthen its transport officer structure when the 15-year Capita contract for highways, transport,... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government has welcomed a big rise in ultra-low emission vehicle registrations. A total of 9,046 ultra-low emission vehicles were registered in... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Signals: specialist service?
Andrew Forster
Councils in northern Scotland have identified a range of road activities in which they could collaborate under Scotland’s Roads Collaboration... continue
Local Transport Today
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Highway authorities in England are testing a self-assessment questionnaire about their road maintenance practices, the final version of which will be... continue
Local Transport Today
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Details have emerged of the memberships of the four regional groups of Scottish councils taking part in the Roads Collaboration Programme... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Public consultation has begun on North Somerset Council’s plans to restore passenger rail services on the former Portishead branch. Passenger... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT and the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT) have awarded Norfolk County Council a prize for its policy of reducing... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government has raised £46.5m from foreign-registered vehicles in the first year of the HGV road user levy – more than twice the... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Tram: longer route?
Andrew Forster
The City of Edinburgh Council is exploring how to raise funds to extend its tram line into the north of the city.  The city’s first tram... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The possibility of a huge West Midlands combined authority (CA) holding transport powers across the conurbation, Warwickshire and some parts of... continue
Local Transport Today
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Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has voiced concern about the delivery of the infrastructure improvements on the Fastlink bus priority corridor,... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
London`s Evening Standard on 22 June
Rik Thomas
Two very different views on how cyclists should behave on our roads, and how other road users should behave towards them, appeared in the media in... continue
Categories: Cycling, Greater London
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
With the final report of the Davies Commission on airport expansion in the South East of England due within a few weeks, speculation on what will... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Vauxhall Bridge: a segregated cycle lane is being installed. Works at the Oval and Elephant & Castle have added to delays
Bus users have voiced concern about deteriorating service reliability in London as a result of roadworks, many associated with cycle superhighways... continue