Transport

  • Public Finance
    23 Aug 01
    The government is to extend its commitment to closed-circuit TV cameras as a crime-fighting tool by investing £79m in 250 new surveillance schemes.
  • Public Finance
    23 Aug 01
    Like the sound of English batsmen's stumps being shattered, the picture of students, especially women, celebrating ever-better A-level results has fast become one of the traditional images of our...
  • Public Finance
    23 Aug 01
    The government's £180bn transport plan will have no effect in tackling the gridlock on many of Britain's roads, according to a leading business think-tank.
  • Public Finance
    9 Aug 01
    London Mayor Ken Livingstone has warned ministers he will keep up his opposition to the proposed part-privatisation of the Tube despite admitting defeat in his legal challenge to government plans.
  • Public Finance
    26 Jul 01
    Environmentalists have attacked new planning rules to be introduced by the government to short-circuit inquiry procedures.
  • Public Finance
    19 Jul 01
    The Strategic Rail Authority must set 'more demanding' targets for improvements when its strategic plan for the railways is published in the autumn, the Commons Public Accounts Committee has demanded...
  • Public Finance
    5 Jul 01
    The Northern Ireland Assembly's finance and personnel committee gave a surprise endorsement to the Private Finance Initiative and other forms of public-private partnerships in a report published this...
  • Public Finance
    28 Jun 01
    The controversy over the future of public services continued to rage this week with warnings that Tony Blair's plans for widespread private sector involvement to drive up standards could become '...
  • Public Finance
    21 Jun 01
    Tough decisions will have to be made and substantial sums of taxpayers' money will be needed if the UK is to have a 'bigger, better, safer railway', according to the Strategic Rail Authority.
  • Public Finance
    21 Jun 01
    A new rail safety authority to replace the overstretched and understaffed railway inspectorate is likely to emerge from the soul-searching following the Paddington rail disaster.
  • Public Finance
    31 May 01
    Here is a bold prediction: Labour will lose the election on June 7. Major seats will be lost, the party's share of the vote will be lower than the Conservatives and they could lose their position as...
  • Public Finance
    24 May 01
    College lecturers went on their first national strike for a decade this week, causing disruption during exam time for students at 290 colleges across England.
  • Public Finance
    24 May 01
    South Yorkshire's Passenger Transport Executive is considering investing millions of pounds to extend the Sheffield tram network to Rotherham, Barnsley and Doncaster.
  • Public Finance
    10 May 01
    Ideological differences between the main political parties on how to improve public services emerged this week as the general election campaign finally got under way.
  • Public Finance
    12 Apr 01
    Transport funding in Scotland is lagging way behind that of England and is producing a two-tier system, according to the chairman of the government's Commission for Integrated Transport.
  • Public Finance
    29 Mar 01
    The government's anticipated £1bn profit from the restructured Channel Tunnel rail link project has been called into question by the National Audit Office.
  • Public Finance
    15 Mar 01
    Railtrack was under fire again this week after another train crash and the decision of the Strategic Rail Authority to strip it of its sole responsibility to build new parts of the network.
  • Public Finance
    1 Feb 01
    The Welsh Assembly laid itself open to the risk of fraud by failing to perform the most basic accounting requirements, according to a scathing report this week from the National Audit Office.
  • Public Finance
    25 Jan 01
    London Mayor Ken Livingstone faces a showdown with the Greater London Assembly over his controversial budget after public clashes with members this week. Livingstone stood by his guns as he presented...
  • Public Finance
    25 Jan 01
    Northern Ireland's finance and personnel committee is this week expected to propose an amendment to the province's bill for the introduction of resource accounting, to enable auditors to follow the...
  • Public Finance
    11 Jan 01
    London Mayor Ken Livingstone has vehemently rejected suggestions that he is about to agree a compromise with the government over its controversial plans to partially privatise the Tube.
  • Public Finance
    14 Dec 00
    A cross-party committee of MPs has slammed Railtrack's management of the rail network and castigated its 'totally inadequate' supervision of safety procedures in a damning report published on...
  • Public Finance
    2 Nov 00
    The privatisation of the national rail network has created a huge conflict between performance incentives and safety and is placing untold pressure on the industry, Railtrack chief executive Gerald...
  • Public Finance
    12 Oct 00
    London Mayor Ken Livingstone has broken public sector pay barriers by offering up to £2m over four years to lure 'the best in the world' to London's top transport job.
  • Public Finance
    28 Sep 00
    Deputy Prime Minister John Prescott is being strongly tipped in Whitehall for the ill-fated post of 'Cabinet enforcer' if Tony Blair wins a second term in government.

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