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Government should reverse cuts to active travel - LGA on active travel cut

It is very disappointing that the Government is set to cut future funding for active travel by nearly £200 million

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LGA analysis: Government spends 31 times more per mile on maintaining motorways than on repairing local potholes

The Government spent 31 times more per mile maintaining motorways and A roads last year than they did on funding councils to repair crumbling local roads.

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Bus funding extended after council warnings – LGA on cash extension

The LGA has been calling on the Government to urgently step in to ensure thousands of vital bus routes in April are not lost.

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Thousands of bus routes at risk amid funding uncertainty

An alarming number of cherished bus routes could be lost forever from April without further Government funding support and a long-term plan to keep them running, councils and transport groups are warning today.


Winter is coming: Councils prepare for deep freeze with 1.4 million tonnes of salt at the ready

Councils are preparing for a period of plummeting temperatures, with 1.4 million tonnes of salt stockpiled across the country ready to treat icy roads and pavements.

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LGA responds to Which? report on electric vehicle charging infrastructure

"Reliability and ease of use of charging infrastructure will be vital to continue attracting more people to make the switch to greener transport"

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Councils warn of spiralling cost of street lighting and pothole repairs due to increasing energy cost and inflation

Councils are facing massive increases in costs due to spiralling inflation and the increase in energy costs, the Local Government Association (LGA) are warning today.

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Stop bridge chaos by banning faulty satnavs, say councils

HGV drivers should be banned from using standard car sat navs that are leading them to crash into bridges or get stuck down narrow local roads that specialist lorry satnavs avoid, councils urge today.

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LGA responds to additional bus funding

Cllr David Renard, Transport spokesperson for the Local Government Association, comments on the Government’s announcement of an additional £130 million of funding for bus operators to act as an extension of emergency support since the pandemic.

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LGA responds to Campaign for Better Transport bus funding report

"The recent funding announcements came as a disappointment for many councils, with more than half of the areas that applied for more support receiving no funding and over a third of the country’s population missing out."