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Ed Miliband

Labour pledges regional share of £20bn funding

Labour leader Ed Miliband has pledged to give cities and towns a share of £20bn for transport and housing development if the party wins the general election.

Adrian Kemp project director WSP

DfT chooses consultants for Leeds Bradford airport plans

WSP and Parsons Brinckerhoff have been appointed by the Department for Transport to carry out a study looking at ways to improve connectivity to Leeds Bradford International Airport.

Ring-fenced budget needed for HS2 environmental impact, MPs warn

Ringfenced budget needed for HS2 environmental impact, MPs warn

The environmental impact of High Speed 2 should be overseen by an independent body with a separate ringfenced budget, according to an influential committee of MPs.

Crossrail train

Crossrail 2 procurement could start in 2018

Procurement for Crossrail 2 could get under way in 2018 provided a funding agreement is reached later this year, according to Transport for London’s managing director for planning.

Government invests £38m for Network Rail five year programme

Network Rail publishes £38bn five-year spending plan

Network Rail has published its £38bn plans to upgrade its railway and stations over the next five years under control period 5, which starts tomorrow and runs until 2019.

Generic rail Tube Underground carriage train station

London demands infrastructure co-ordination

The lack of co-ordination between the bodies responsible for infrastructure makes it very difficult to form a long-term plan for projects in the capital, an interim report from the Greater London Authority has said.

Baroness Jo Valentine chief executive London First

If you love our cities, let them go

The other day my daughter came back from university with a pierced eyebrow. It could have been considerably worse, I suppose, and I’ve come to think it rather suits her.

Specialists Awards 2014 entry AR Demolition 1

Overcoming the challenge of Space Deck roofs

AR Demolition demolished a Space Deck roof at King’s Cross station last year, taking it down safely in sections while the public passed underneath. But the structures can often be prone to collapse, as MD Richard Dolman explains.

Robert Blundell partner HFW

A sticking plaster for a pothole?

The recent government announcement of increased funding for potholes will come as good news for councils and contractors, but will it help or just store up problems for later down the line?

Asphalt Industry Alliance Annual Local Authority Road Maintenance survey 2013

Expect delays: What highways cuts mean for contractors

The UK faces ‘fundamental road condition problems’ but amid tightening budgets, councils are having to tackle the issue by finding new ways to address the repairs backlog.

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