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Local Transport Today
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The DfT’s new guidance on shared space street environments is based on flawed research and makes exaggerated claims about the benefits of the... continue
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Greg Marsden will take over as director of the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds in January, succeeding Mark Wardman.... continue
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Climate change secretary Chris Huhne has hit back at some of his biggest critics who say the Government’s drive to cut CO2 emissions is based... continue
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Academics at Nottingham Trent University have launched a €3m research project that is looking at incorporating wireless technology into vehicles... continue
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The University of Brighton is teaming up with seven highway authorities to launch a  highway engineering MSc that is billed as the first course... continue
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An increasing number of overseas students is helping to sustain transport Masters courses at UK universities this year, according to the annual... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Reviews of research literature play an important role in transport studies, being obligatory in any PhD thesis and very often being required as an... continue
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Things are not great at the moment for the UK universities offering various Masters degrees in transport. Many are continuing to suffer from... continue
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Eagle-eyed LTT readers will have noticed a rather interesting advertisement in the  3 June issue, where Hasselt University in Belgium politely... continue
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Rik Thomas
The best that can be said about most of the UK universities that currently offer Masters degrees in transport is that they have steadied the ship,... continue
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Satellite navigation firm Tom Tom has set up an International Traffic Foundation to further knowledge about ways to cut traffic congestion. The... continue
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Some of the UK’s leading university transport departments are taking in record numbers of overseas students in the new academic year, as the... continue
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Letters to the editor
John Franklin - Cycling skills and safety consultant, Cheltenham, GL52
The research by Lancaster University et al on understanding walking and cycling (ibid) provides some interesting insights into people’s views,... continue
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Letters to the editor
Gavin Smith - Bristol, BS4
The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council-funded ‘Understanding walking and cycling’ project has it spot on. Unfortunately,... continue
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One of the crucial questions for air traffic forecasting is predicting when the demand for air travel will reach maturity and level off. The DfT... continue
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Andrew Forster
The sheer difficulty of significantly boosting walking and cycling levels in Britain has been highlighted by new research suggesting that many people... continue
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Rik Thomas
A new research project at City University London will, the researchers claim, help develop an early warning system to detect defects in railway line... continue
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Public concern about climate change may not translate into support for specific transport policies to cut emissions, researchers have told the DfT.... continue
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Researchers have urged the DfT to change the assumption in transport appraisal that rail passengers do not make productive use of their travel time.... continue
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Spending cuts and the Government’s ‘hands-off’ approach to local transport spending in England have prompted major cuts to spending... continue
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