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Costly HS2 panned

Following transport minister Nusrat Ghani’s gushing support for the HS2 high-speed rail network in The Times (Media Monitor 2 Feb), a contrasting point of view was put forward by Labour MP Sir Kevin Barron in the pages of The Worksop Guardian – a paper close to Barron’s Rother Valley constituency – on 2 February. “For many years, I have supported HS2 as I truly believed that it would help bridge the divide between the north and London,” Barron began. “But I believe the case has become flaky at best due to a number of factors. “A report by the Public Accounts Committee states that there is [sic] concerns due to a combination of poor financial controls and other systems,” he added. “It highlights the fact that HS2 was set up eight... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Media Monitor

Need for fast cars debated

“Why can cars break the speed limit?” the Environmental Transport Association (ETA) asked rhetorically on its website on 1 February. “Nobody would suggest that cars driven within speed limits present no road danger, but we have yet to hear a rational argument for why cars need the... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Media Monitor
‘Warped and partisan’ Grayling blamed for rail ‘total chaos’

‘Warped and partisan’ Grayling blamed for rail ‘total chaos’

TRANSPORT SECRETARY Chris Grayling was under the media cosh once again in early February. One of his strongest critics was one of his predecessors, Lord Andrew Adonis. Writing in The Guardian on 7 February, Adonis said: “It’s... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Media Monitor

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