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Pavement parking: councils call for ban in London to be rolled out across the country

Laws allowing local authorities to ban pavement parking in London should be rolled out across the country to crack down on inconsiderate motorists endangering lives, councils say.


LGA: Nearly half of all bus routes under threat because of funding cuts to local government

"Councils in England face an overall funding gap that is expected to exceed £5 billion 2020. Faced with ongoing and significant funding pressures, the LGA said councils will struggle to maintain current subsidies for bus routes across the country."

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LGA: Concessionary fare funding being used to prop up private bus companies

The LGA is calling on the Department for Transport to end emergency measures forcing councils to fund concessionary bus fares at pre-COVID19 travel levels, amid concern about its sustainability and the impact it is having on council budgets being stretched by the pandemic.


LGA: clean, connected and in-control: what tomorrow’s transport technology could mean for councils

"It is the job of councils to plan the future shape of our towns and cities and we hope this guide will serve as a useful primer to get local politicians and senior officers thinking about the impact on their area.”


LGA responds to £1.7 billion local roads repairs announcement

Cllr David Renard responds to the Transport Secretary’s announcement of a £1.7 billion investment into repairing local roads to improve journeys for cyclists, pedestrians and drivers.


LGA responds to Transport Secretary funding announcement

“This funding is good news for local communities and will be most effective when it is directed through councils so that they can commission the essential transport services that many people rely on."


LGA responds to transport committee report on roads funding

Local Government Association’s Transport spokesman, Cllr Martin Tett, responds to a report by the Transport Select Committee on local roads funding and maintenance.


LGA responds to the launch of the National Infrastructure Assessment

Cllr Martin Tett, the LGA’s Transport spokesman, responds to the launch of the National Infrastructure Assessment.


LGA responds to the Campaign for Better Transport report on bus funding

“The findings of this report reinforce the need for ongoing investment in local bus services."


LGA responds to taxi licensing report

"Councils have long-called for existing outdated taxi laws to be updated and strengthened so we are pleased that many of our recommendations have been supported in this report."