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Traffic commissioners on the merry-go-round
Rhodri Clark

A dedicated traffic commissioner for Wales has been appointed following criticism over many years of Welsh bus and lorry operators being overseen from Birmingham. The appointment of Nick Jones as the first Welsh commissioner appears to have prompted a merry-go-round in the traffic commissioner posts within England.  Jones is currently the traffic commissioner for Wales and the West Midlands, based in Birmingham. With his appointment to the dedicated Wales post, Nick Denton has been appointed traffic commissioner for the West Midlands. Denton is currently traffic commissioner for London and the South East.   Sarah Bell is to become the new London and South East commissioner. Her current post as commissioner for Western England will be filled by Kevin Rooney, currently... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today News

Transport benefits of Scots planning reforms questioned
Andrew Forster

Reforms to Scotland’s planning system proposed by an expert panel appointed by the Scottish Government could lead to more central control over transport infrastructure planning, according to Nestrans, the North East Scotland transport partnership. The independent review of Scotland’s... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today News
DfT & Scots revise planning process for rail enhancements

DfT & Scots revise planning process for rail enhancements
Andrew Forster

The DfT and Transport Scotland have revealed how future... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today News
Don’t pull the plug on capital’s Garden Bridge, pleads charity

Don’t pull the plug on capital’s Garden Bridge, pleads charity
Andrew Forster

The promoter of the proposed Garden Bridge over the Thames in... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today News
Defra presses on with Clean Air Zones despite Brexit vote

Defra presses on with Clean Air Zones despite Brexit vote
Andrew Forster

Clean Air Zones will be established in five English... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today News
DfT reveals options for major inter-urban road construction

DfT reveals options for major inter-urban road construction
Andrew Forster

The DfT this week unveiled options for billions of pounds... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today News

Job description for walking & cycling czar

London mayor Sadiq Khan’s office has published the job description for the mayor’s walking and cycling commissioner.  The three-day-a-week post will attract a salary of up to £58,000. The postholder will report to deputy mayor for transport Val Shawcross. It will be a fixed... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today News

Sheffield City Region expansion challenged

Derbyshire County Council has launched a legal challenge against Sheffield City Region Combined Authority’s consultation on Chesterfield Borough Council becoming a full member of the CA. Chesterfield lies within Derbyshire but the borough council  wants to become a member of the... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today News
Councils may rethink developer transport fund

Councils may rethink developer transport fund

Local authorities in North East Scotland may revise their mechanism for capturing developer contributions for major transport infrastructure if they fail to overturn a ruling that... continue

19 Aug 2016Local Transport Today News

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