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Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Duncan Laxen & Stephen Moorcroft, Air Quality Consultants Ltd
The recognition of transport as a major source of air pollution grew steadily during the 1970s and 80s but the real changes started around 20 years... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Atkins has appointed Professor Peter Woodward as its first chair of high-speed rail engineering. Woodward is professor of railway geotechnical... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has published a  method for calculating the social benefits of bus travel but the  approach cannot be used to boost the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
London’s growing population can be accommodated without spending billions of pounds on new infrastructure if the mayor promotes travel... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A new research centre is being set up to investigate how transport and other initiatives can contribute to local economic growth. The ‘What... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Milton Keynes has been chosen as the site for the Government’s new  ‘catapult’ research centre for transport. The centre will... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Greg Marsden, Director, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2
Tom van Vuren’s Viewpoint article raises important questions about how research and practice can work better together in the transport sector... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
Significant variations in how countries value travel time savings in project appraisal have been highlighted in an international review of appraisal... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
It may be that the first printed use of the phrase ‘peak car’ was in Local Transport Today. Transport Reviews is one of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Tom Van Vuren, Mott MacDonald
The other day I received an invitation to become an editor at the Journal of Intelligent Transportation and Urban Planning. Intrigued, and with my... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government is to offer a prize of up to £10m R&D funding to develop long-life battery technology for electric vehicles. Details of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Association of Train Operating Companies’ claim that the growth of rail passenger numbers is the result of privatisation has been branded... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Speed cameras do bring about a reduction in collisions and casualties even after the effects of other influences such as trends and regression to the... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
There is no agreement within the transport sector about how the impact of transport schemes on the local economy should be modelled, according to a... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Glyn Rhys-Tyler has been appointed senior research fellow in the Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment at Oxford Brookes University.... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
A team of academics have launched a blistering attack on Britain’s privatised rail industry in a report that aims to influence  Labour... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Joe Greenwell CBE, the former chairman of Ford UK, will take over as chair of transport research charity the RAC?Foundation on 15 July, replacing... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Transport Planning Society is inviting applications to this year’s bursary scheme on the topic ‘How can transport best support... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Developments in road freight are to be researched by a new Centre for Sustainable Road Freight bringing together Cambridge University’s... continue
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In brief
There is “little evidence” that selective catalytic reduction (SRC) technology fitted to London buses results in an appreciable decline... continue
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