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Local Transport Today
In brief
A European research project says it should be possible to recycle 99% of asphalt rather than the 10% achieved in road construction in some European... continue
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Regular news
Highways authorities are to be advised of the cost benefit analysis of different techniques for repairing potholes. A project by European road... continue
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Media monitor
Having spent the last decade telling readers that the debate about climate change was over, The Economist has admitted that things may not be so... continue
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In brief
Labour’s proposed Infrastructure Commission should focus only on the biggest transport projects, a team of academics have said.  Former... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
More details about the DfT’s study into international best practice in transport appraisal have been released (LTT 21 Dec 12 & 08 Feb). The... continue
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Regular news
Tests have shown how clean, dry, well-compacted repairs to potholes last longer, according to Nottingham Trent University/University of Nottingham. A... continue
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Viewpoint
Ben Clark, University of the West of England
If you are near to an internet browser as you read this, type the search term ‘Peak Car’ into Google and have a look at the top two or... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds has won the DfT’s contract for an international study of best practice in... continue
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Regular news
Ministers should appoint a board of experts to advise on the nation’s transport and other infrastructure priorities, according to a new report... continue
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People/people
Greg Marsden has been made a professor of transport governance?at the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds.... continue
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Regular news
A study that found in favour of allowing longer lorries on Britain’s roads has been challenged in a report commissioned by the rail freight... continue
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People/people
Professor John Nelson of the University of Aberdeen has been appointed chair of the Universities Transport Studies Group (UTSG) for a three-year... continue
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People/people
London’s transport commissioner Peter Hendy (pictured) has been knighted for services to transport and the community in the Queen’s New... continue
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Regular news
Peak hour traffic congestion costs the UK economy £4.3bn a year, according to a new study. Traffic information company INRIX commissioned the... continue
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Media monitor
Rik Thomas
Recent research by Imperial College and UCL into levels of car use in the UK (LTT 7 Dec) formed the basis of an analysis of the concept of... continue
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Analysis
Andrew Forster
Changes to company car taxation in the late 1990s and early 2000s caused a huge drop in car mileage and goes some way to explaining why car traffic... continue
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Letters to the editor
Philippa Edmunds, Manager, Freight on Rail, London N1
The Huddersfield University report for retailer Kimberly Clark into mega trucks did analyse the cross elasticity impacts of their introduction and... continue
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People/people
Erel Avineri has moved from the University of West of England, where he was associate professor of travel behaviour, to become a professor at the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Richard Allsop, Centre for Transport Studies, University College London, London WC1E
In his feature about Dave Finney’s analyses of data concerning the effects of speed cameras in the Thames Valley, Andrew Forster correctly... continue
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Main editorial comment
The DfT this week confirmed bus campaigners’ worst fears about the impact of tendered service cuts and reductions in Bus Service Operators... continue
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