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Local Transport Today
In brief
The Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation is inviting submissions of evidence to its inquiry into transport mobility and wellbeing,... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Glenn Lyons, professor of transport and society at the University of the West of England, has been appointed strategy director by New Zealand’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A DfT research project is investigating the optimum mix of revenue and capital funding for ‘sustainable’ transport programmes. Consultant... continue
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Detail
Transport Scotland has awarded the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds a £40,000 contract to analyse how journey time... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A team of academics are seeking views on the usefulness of transport models to policy-making and planning.  The researchers from the University... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Pedestrian campaign group Living Streets is calling for an extra three seconds of green man time on pedestrian crossings to allow the elderly to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT’s head of statistics has endorsed a new method for measuring the effect of speed cameras on road casualties, which aims to isolate the... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Andrew Forster
Viewers of the BBC’s This Week late night political programme last week may have been extremely wary of getting on a bike the next morning.... continue
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Sub story to feature
Jon Parker, director of Integrated Transport Planning Limited (ITP)
In 2007/08 I was fortunate to lead a dedicated research team* that undertook a major study on behalf of the Department for Transport (DfT) examining... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT is commissioning research into the effects of local transport major schemes delivered since 2006. As a minimum, the DfT wants the research to... continue
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Regular news
The number of students studying for a transport Masters degree has increased for the first time since 2009, according to an annual survey of ten... continue
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
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People/people
Atkins has appointed Professor Peter Woodward as its first chair of high-speed rail engineering. Woodward is professor of railway geotechnical... continue
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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
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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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
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