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Local Transport Today
In brief
The widespread application of signed-only 20mph limits in residential streets could significantly cut road accident casualties, according to a report... continue
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Letters to the editor
Richard Armitage, Managing director, Richard Armitage Transport Consultancy Limited
Nearly seven years ago, I was part of the team that produced the DfT’s Making carsharing and car clubs work research, case studies and... continue
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Regular news
The Welsh Assembly Government’s policy of free travel for concessionary bus passholders on selected rural railway lines is generating... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus passengers are not that sensitive to rises in fares – at least in the short-run – according to analysis published by the Competition... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Climate change fears have  little impact on people’s travel choices, researchers have told the DfT. “CO2 emissions were found to be... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Daniel Scharf, GreenSpeed, Abingdon, Oxon OX14
A large proportion of the letters pages in the last two issues has been devoted to speed, with a concentration on its role in road safety. In fact,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A team of academics is to study how people’s travel choices are affected by changes to their lifestyles. The researchers will study a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The pressure to retain the use of speed cameras grew this week as the RAC Foundation published a new report assessing the casualty reduction benefits... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
Sometimes in interviews the most speculative questions deliver the most interesting replies. And so it was earlier this month when LTT asked... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The number of UK students starting part-time transport Masters courses fell 66% this year, according to the Transport Planning Society. Martin... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Plans to give Britain’s leading transport academics a bigger say in transport policy advice were in tatters this week after the DfT withdrew... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The withdrawal of state funding for Transport Masters education last October will create a severe skills shortage in the transport planning... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Robert Bain, an independent infrastructure investment analyst, has been appointed visiting research fellow in the School of Civil Engineering at the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Luke Landers
In LTT’s 3 September issue, Andrew Forster describes some of Phil Goodwin’s interesting research into the benefit-cost ratios (BCRs) of... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 19 September several papers reacted with something approaching wonderment to the suggestion that getting to work by public transport was less... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The risk of pedestrian fatalities in road accidents increases rapidly beyond vehicle speeds of 30mph, according to research for the DfT. By applying... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The section on ‘visibility’ in Manual for Streets 2 contains research that appears to indicate, perhaps counterintuitively, that priority... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new report from the Stockholm Environment Institute says road and rail transport in the UK can be completely decarbonised by 2050 but that dealing... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Transport Planning Society is funding a short project into whether ‘sustainable’ transport planning should be led by politicians and... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Eddie Wilson will take up the new post of professor of modelling and simulation within the Transportation Research Group at the University of... continue
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