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Local Transport Today
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A paucity of research into UK freight activity is hampering public policy for the sector, according to the Independent Transport... continue
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In brief
A project to develop less visually intrusive overhead power supply systems for light rail has won a grant from the Government’s Technology... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
It sounds impressive: 50,000 jobs could be created if buses were 10% faster. But it also sounds odd. How can faster buses create jobs? The figure... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
Automated technology will transform many, but not all, forms of public transport, believes Begg.  Train drivers will continue to be needed on... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Fully automated vehicles may still be decades away but there is a huge amount of interest today in automated technologies and their implications for... continue
Local Transport Today
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The provision of traffic-free cycling and walking routes has helped increase levels of walking and cycling in local communities, according to new... continue
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Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
The treatment of time savings in transport appraisal  favours urban over inter-urban projects, according to researchers. The DfT and Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT has appointed researchers to study the effectiveness of 20mph speed limits.  Consultants Atkins and AECOM and Professor Mike Maher from... continue
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Richard Owen was partnership operations manager for the Thames Valley Safer Roads Partnership from 2004 until its demise in 2011. He is now... continue
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Andrew Forster
Do fixed speed cameras cut accidents, or are the recorded reductions nothing to do with the cameras at all? Organisations responsible for camera... continue
Local Transport Today
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Rik Thomas
A t the moment nowhere in the world is it legal to travel from A to B in a road vehicle that doesn’t have someone who is at least nominally in... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Cost-benefit calculations of transport schemes include a quantity called the ‘equity value of time’ which, for non-work time only,... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
A new national centre for transport modelling and testing opens in Milton Keynes next month, designed to help UK businesses to develop new ways of... continue
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Andrew Forster
Fear about man-made climate change doesn’t feature quite so prominently in the transport policy debate today as it did five or ten years ago... continue
Local Transport Today
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Deniz Huseyin
More than 500 delegates attended Cycle City expo in Leeds on 1-2 May, confirming its position as the UK’s largest cycling planning and policy... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
University College London is launching a new MSc course in Transport health and policy, focusing on stages within policy evaluation and... continue
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People/people
Transport for London employee Kerri Rogan has been awarded the 2003 Voorhees-Large Price for the best dissertation submitted by a UK resident... continue
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People/people
Keith Dickinson is serving as interim director of Napier University’s Transport Research Institute (TRi) in Edinburgh following the recent... continue
Local Transport Today
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Catapult devises innovation tool The Transport Systems Catapult is developing a tool to help local authorities and others assess the impacts of new... continue
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The Transport Planning Society has awarded £500 bursaries to the authors of four papers on how transport can support economic growth.... continue
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