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Local Transport Today
In brief
A charity has been set up to promote research in road safety and ‘sustainable’ transport. The GreenSafe Foundation has been established... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Universities offering transport Masters courses fear that public spending cuts will lead to a reduction in the number of transport professionals... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
THE RIVER THAMES between Parliament and the City bends and twists. There’s a taxi journey I do occasionally, home after a DfT meeting, where... continue
Local Transport Today
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Trends in domestic long-distance travel are analysed in a new report by the Independent Transport Commission. Longer distance trips – those... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
High-speed rail emits lower levels of carbon dioxide emissions than aviation but the difference is not as great as some studies have claimed,... continue
Local Transport Today
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A researcher at the University of the West of England is exploring issues surrounding the decision by elderly people to give up driving. For further... continue
Local Transport Today
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Challenges for road safety practitioners over the next decade have been identified in a new report by PACTS, the Parliamentary Advisory Council for... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) has awarded a scholarship to Sinead Gilhooly, head of regeneration projects at... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
There are several questions hidden within the title of this piece. There is the question ‘Does business think?’ – not a cheap joke,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Public Trust in the transport-climate policy agenda is threatened by a collapse in confidence in some of the evidence justifying urgent and dramatic... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Biggs, Environment spokesman, Association of British Drivers
Rupert Read is another factually challenged climate alarmist who is trying to deny the significance of the leaked (not ‘hacked’) emails... continue
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Letters to the editor
Bernard Abrams, Cheltenham
I read with interest the letter from Rupert Read, of the University of East Anglia (UEA), about Local Transport Today’s coverage of... continue
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Letters to the editor
Rupert Read, Department of philosophy, University of East Anglia, Norwich
I found your headline on 4 December “Transport-climate agenda at risk as ‘consensus science’ crumbles” as disturbing as it is... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
20mph zones have had a major impact on cutting road casualties in the capital, according to a study of 20 years of police data on collisions. The... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Steve Stradling is shortly to take early retirement from his post of professor of transport psychology at Edinburgh Napier University’s Faculty... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT?has commissioned a review into the drivers of travel demand. MVA Consultancy and Deloitte have been undertaking a round of interviews with... continue
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Regular news
Researchers are developing a new form of on-street electric vehicle charging point to eliminate the need for cables. The inductive charging system... continue
Local Transport Today
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Many towns and cities with a single dominant bus operator appear to enjoy higher levels of service than those where two or more operators compete for... continue
Local Transport Today
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Shared surface street designs this week received the endorsement of a team of DfT-appointed researchers, who said there was nothing fundamentally... continue
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Public trust in the transport-climate change policy agenda may have been dealt a major blow by the unauthorised release of emails and computer code... continue
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