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The chancellor’s vision of a northern powerhouse is a world away from the Department for Transport’s cost-cutting agenda

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The chancellor should use his Autumn Statement to set out firm plans for major investment in the north’s rail infrastructure.

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Ed Miliband should be bold and embrace full rail nationalisation

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Miliband’s plans have upset the private sector but also angered rail unions.

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Buses may not be sexy, but they are a lifeline for our poorest citizens

These are tough times for our buses services. Brave decisions must be taken in order to give buses the support they need and deserve.

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The government has learned nothing from previous attempts to revive major road-building

As expected, the spending review is a very mixed bag for sustainable transport. While some funding for buses has been saved, and already-announced investment in the railways safeguarded, the government made a big play of new roads, setting itself on a collision course with environmental campaigners.

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The New Bus for London is an expensive vanity project

The New Bus for London is an expensive vanity project which the next Mayor will abandon as an outdated and polluting waste of money.

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Annual rail hike takes effect and dampens start to new year

Further rail price hikes get the year off to a difficult start for many and meanwhile, the government remains entirely oblivious to the impact of its policies.

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“No one uses TfL” Tory: Users should pay, except when they are my voters

Alex Hern digs up some astonishing hypocrisy from the Tory AM who tried to claim that no one uses public transport in London.

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All signals are go for HS2

Alex Hern reports on transport secretary Justine Greening’s approval of HS2 High Speed Rail today.

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What costs £1.3 million a pop and Boris hopes will get him reelected?

Val Shawcross argues that Boris is wasting millions of public money on an unnecessary and expensive fleet of prestige buses.

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Scotland needs to get its transport infrastructure in order

Ken Macintosh argues Scotland needs to get its infrastructure in order to send out a clear message it’s a good country to do business in.

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