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Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
Ever since the first speed cameras were installed on Britain’s roads in the 1990s, a debate has raged about how effective they are in cutting... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The number of UK students undertaking transport Masters courses is continuing to fall, according to figures collected from ten universities by the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Independent Transport Commission has launched a new project to investigate the fundamental motivations that underpin the journeys we make. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
TRL is to make its research reports freely available on its website from 1 December. This will include all of its back catalogue of reports.... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A report discussing the state of understanding about travel time variability and future research needs has been released by the DfT. The paper by... continue
Local Transport Today
Feature
Colin Brader
The severity of the ‘infection’ varies from place to place – all those affected show signs of (economic) recovery, although their... continue
Local Transport Today
Feature
Zoe Vidion
It is always tricky to prove that property and land values have increased due to new transport investment rather than other external factors and so,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The University of Aberdeen’s Centre for Transport Research is participating in an EU-funded project to examine the way urban public transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
So the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) thinks that drivers should be taxed much more heavily to fully cover the externalities of car... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government is investing £9m in a new research centre to advance electric and hybrid vehicle battery technologies. Industry is putting... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
City University London’s giCentre, which is part of the City Collaborative Transport Hub, is collaborating with Transport for London to analyse... continue
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