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Local Transport Today
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Travel behaviour change policies, integrated transport and land use planning, and high-speed rail could all help cut global carbon dioxide emissions... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Children are being “brainwashed” about climate change at school and some are being turned into ‘little political activists’... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authority road safety, sustainable transport and public health teams  should work together to capitalise on mutual interests, says a new... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The introduction of safer lorry designs on UK roads moved a step closer this week after the  European Parliament voted by 606:54 to change the... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Sustrans has acquired transport mapping and survey firm Four Point Mapping (previously called Cycle City Guides). Four Point Mapping has worked with... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Norwegian electronic toll collection company Q-Free has purchased UK-based intelligent transport systems firm TDC Systems.  The deal is expected... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
Discounted fares now account for more than 40% of all rail passenger fare income and generate nearly £3bn, according to the Office of Rail... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Southern Railway’s managing director Chris Burchell is leaving the company to take up the role of Arriva’s managing director of UK... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Government’s policy of reducing fuel duty on road transport since 2010 has boosted the country’s GDP, according to modelling results... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Network Rail Consulting has appointed Philip Chalk director of asset management and maintenance for Australia and New Zealand. Chalk has previously... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Francis Paonessa is to join Network Rail as managing director, infrastructure projects this summer. He is currently managing director UK for... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Traffic Commissioners are proposing to give bus operators across Britain more leeway over what constitutes running services to time. Since 2002... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
FirstGroup has announced a new senior structure for its UK bus division. Two regional managing directors will report to UK Bus managing director... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
TRL has acquired consultancy Transport & Travel Research (TTR). TRL originally bought a minority shareholding in TTR in 2010 but said it would... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
John W E Helm
Municipal bonds could lower the cost of funding local transport projects, according to a Local Government Association report, which calls for the... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
In the March edition of the journal Ethos, the BBC’s transport correspondent, Tom Edwards, attempted to answer on of the great questions of the... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
“WHY IS Britain such a dangerous place for walkers?” Guardian columnist Nick Cohen asked on 6 April. “Tramping through the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David G Davies, Executive director, Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS), Westminster, London SW1P
Many congratulations to LTT on reaching its 25th anniversary.  I have read it regularly and keenly ever since coming across it in its early... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Derek Halden, DHC, Edinburgh EH4
It was good to see some coverage of new accessibility modelling software but peppering the article with references to “accessibility planning... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Edward Gibbins, Chairman, Transportmyths.co.uk, Alsager ST7
Mr Withrington’s belief in the lower cost of bus travel over rail travel is based on simplistic assumptions (Letters LTT 20 Mar). He ignores... continue
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