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Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT is reviewing the travel diary data collected from the latest National Travel Survey because of concerns about its accuracy. The 2007 survey... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
A presentation to the BA Festival of Science by University of Liverpool academic Linda Mountain attracted the attention of several papers because it... continue
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Regular feature
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Although Alan Wenban-Smith, Mike McDonald and Mark Beecroft all perceive a continuing drift in the UK’s transport landscape towards a... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
By Tony May
“The Government should consider what steps it might take to improve option generation in urban areas, so that the right policies can be brought... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Richard Evans, In Town Without My Car! & European Mobility Week, UK Co-ordinator,London
Contrary to what Roger Lawson of the Association of British Drivers says (Letters LTT?22 Aug), I did not object to Boris Johnson’s plans to... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Peter Mackie, professor of transport studies at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, is to retire at the end of this month from... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Bernard Abrams, Cheltenham
Mayer Hillman (Letters LTT 22 Aug) ponders a future ecological disaster at the hands of ‘tax gas’ (carbon dioxide) presumably due to IPCC... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
There is periodic interest in a rather simple proposition that always strikes a chord with anybody who hears it and is potentially extremely useful,... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Sue Stevens, Director of Education & Membership, Institution of Highways and Transportation, London
I am surprised by the view expressed by the "senior figure in the consultancy sector" that the Transport Planning Professional (TPP)... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Researchers are seeking examples of good and bad practice in integrating urban and rural land use and transport planning for a study funded by the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has commissioned an update of its landmark 2004 report, Smarter Choices - changing the way we travel, on the effects of travel behaviour... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
In our front page story and supplement on careers in the last issue, we mistakenly reported that five consultants had obtained licences to use the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Nottingham City Council's director of environment and regeneration Barry Horne was named the Transport Planning Society's 'Transport planner of the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The University of Westminster is launching a postgraduate certificate in street design and management targeted at graduates working across the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new distance-learning school travel course has been launched by Aston University and school travel consultancy STC. The year-long course covers... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
TRL is to become an affiliated research centre of the Open University, allowing the company to appoint and supervise its own MPhil and PhD students,... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
The DfT says its consultation on the New Approach to Transport Appraisal refresh attracted 101 responses - an impressive number for a subject that... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Rik Thomas
At the end of February the DfT commissioned the Centre for Transport & Society at the University of the West of England to undertake an... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
The UWE study on public attitudes to transport and climate change provides very mixed messages for the Government. For example, when talking about... continue
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