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Local Transport Today
Regular feature
John Whitelegg
The Climate Change Act requires “at least” an 80% reduction in CO2 equivalent emissions by 2050 on a 1990 base. The transport sector is... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
  Private toll roads are a fundamentally flawed concept Traffic volumes on private toll roads that are lower than forecast (‘Lawsuits pile... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Parking management firm Parkeon has developed a smartcard that can be used to pay for public transport use and car parking. The card has been... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
There must surely have been a sharp intake of breath, a few shivers, a cold feeling of doom among the readers of LTT’s story last month... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Editor's note: this is an updated and corrected version of the article that appears in the print edition of Local Transport Today. We mistakenly... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Consultant Arup is facing a new litigation action in Australia over toll road traffic forecasts that have proved optimistic.  Australian... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Charlie Lloyd, Campaigns officer, London Cycling Campaign, London SE1
It is always difficult to discuss cycle helmet wearing and the effectiveness of laws to make it compulsory. Discussions tend to focus on a very small... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
UK transport experts gathered for a roundtable discussion in May about the topic of ‘peak car’ at the request of New Zealand’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
An alliance of smart ticketing operators is aiming to introduce worldwide interoperable public transport ticketing using NFC phones. The Smart... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philip Bisatt, Taunton, Somerset TA1
I have just returned from what will probably turn out to be a ‘once in a lifetime’ visit to Australia, much of it spent experiencing a... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
Fear about man-made climate change doesn’t feature quite so prominently in the transport policy debate today as it did five or ten years ago... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
On 25 March last year the Government announced, with a considerable fanfare, that it was to publish a green paper on improving the safety of and... 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
Main editorial comment
Liverpool City Council is studying an intriguing new way to improve cycle safety. Officers told members last week: “We should look at cycle... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A study of cycling infrastructure in 12 cities in Europe and the USA has identified more than 30 different techniques, including segregation,... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Lars Rognlien has left consultant Steer Davies Gleave, where he was an associate, to join consultant EY (formerly Ernst & Young) in Australia as... 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
Detail
UK infrastructure service firms Amey and Mouchel have secured highways maintenance work in Australia as part of joint ventures. A joint venture of... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Network Rail’s international consultancy division, Network Rail Consulting, has won a contract from Transport for New South Wales in Australia... continue
Categories: Railways, Australasia
Local Transport Today
News
Consultant SKM (Sinclair Knight Merz) this week said it was still too early to comment on the implications of the firm’s takeover by... continue
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