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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
The trend in car use has been less than forecast, over a much longer period than the recession, but exactly the same rather flat current pattern... continue
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Consultant Halcrow has boosted the University of Glasgow’s plans for a new transportation group. The consultant is providing £150,000... continue
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Cumbria County Council has appointed researchers to investigate how people adapted following the closure of road bridges over the River Derwent in... continue
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Gerard Whelan, MVA
Since the early days of transport modelling there has been a steady improvement to the modelling process to address specific problems but the... continue
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An evaluation framework to help justify seasonal tourist bus services is being developed by researchers from the Institute of Transport and Tourism... continue
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Britain’s leading scientific society is revising its position statement on the science of climate change following internal criticism that past... continue
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Scientists who have led warnings about greenhouse gas emissions have systematically underplayed uncertainties, according to a review by a member of... continue
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Researchers have found that many people value their commuting time between home and work, a finding that appears to conflict with how time savings... continue
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A charity has been set up to promote research in road safety and ‘sustainable’ transport. The GreenSafe Foundation has been established... continue
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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