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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has given an update on its research project to review the value of travel time for use in appraisal.  The project is being undertaken by... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
Car ownership used to be championed by all of the major political parties. But not necessarily any more. There is an increasingly large body of... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The DfT is inviting bids for places on a rail research framework – STAR (Specialist Technical Advice for Rail), which will run for four years... continue
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Local Transport Today
Analysis
The practicality and value of conducting large numbers of context-specific appraisals on the economic impacts of transport projects is questioned in... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
More context-specific appraisals of transport projects would give better insights into their likely economic impacts, according to the report for the... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John WE Helm
Profits in the bus industry have fallen for three consecutive years, and margins are below the 10 per cent threshold necessary for long-term... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Andrew Forster
New guidance for transport project promoters on how they should present and assess the economic impacts of their schemes is to be prepared by the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Green Party is pledging to scrap most of the Government’s £15bn road investment strategy for England, with more than half the funding... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT is seeking feedback on a spreadsheet tool for calculating the cost benefit ratio of active travel interventions. Users specify the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Peter Headicar, Oxford OX1
Phil Goodwin urges greater use of publicly available data and, indeed, the Census is a splendid source to illuminate his recent piece on urban... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Richard Evans, London SW20
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg’s announcement of a £214m “major cash boost for cycling” is a mere 1.4% of the £15bn... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
The media headline, that man-made air pollution causes 29,000 premature deaths in the UK, is from a report, dated 2010, by the Committee on the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Malcolm Heymer, Dereham, Norfolk NR20
Iain Reeve refers to ‘bloke down the pub’ arguments against speed cameras (Letters LTT 28 Nov).  While I enjoy a pint as much as the... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
 ‘Twas the season to be jolly; except, it seems, at the DfT. A Freedom of Information request has been made to find out how much the... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The tale of Robert the Bruce, sitting in a cave, watching a spider trying to build a web, is the origin of the maxim, ‘If at first you... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Glenn Lyons, University of the West of England
During 2014 I had the great privilege of being seconded to the New Zealand Ministry of Transport to lead a major project called ‘Future... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The annual introduction of increased rail fares, even though the average increase for the fares that are regulated by the Government was a... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Jeff Halliwell has been appointed chair of Passenger Focus, which from April will be renamed Transport Focus to reflect its widened remit of... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
John Plowman has been appointed chair of the Road Safety Foundation’s older drivers task force. Plowman, a former civil servant, is now an... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
David Wells will take over as chief executive officer of the Freight Transport Association on 1 May from Theo de Pencier, who is retiring after eight... continue
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