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Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
Comment articles backing a third runway at Heathrow Airport reached near saturation levels towards the end of August, particularly in The Daily... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Rik Thomas
The noise levels experienced by those poor unfortunates who live next door to Heathrow Airport have, in recent weeks, been positively drowned out by... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David Metz, Centre for Transport Studies, University College London, London WC1E
Tom Worsley, former manager of the DfT’s National Transport Model (NTM), judges that making this model accessible to outside users and... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Transport secretary Justine Greening may, allegedly, have few friends in the Cabinet nowadays, due to her opposition to the expansion of Heathrow... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Airport operator BAA has finally admitted defeat in its attempt to retain ownership of Stansted Airport north of London, after a Competition... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Airport operator Peel Airports has reported losses of £11.4m in the last financial year, up from £3.2m the previous year, due primarily... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Virgin Atlantic Airways today announced plans to fly from London Heathrow to Manchester Airport from March 2013, barely a week after the Virgin... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The Gulf state of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund Qatar Holdings has agreed to buy a 20% stake in airport operator BAA for an estimated... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport secretary Justine Greening claimed today that there was "political consensus" for not expanding Heathrow. Greening was speaking... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Telegraph is claiming that David Cameron is considering moving Je... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Over 40,000 people have signed a petition on the U.K Government website urging ministers to reconsider the decision to award the West Coast Mainline... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Liberal Democrats this week called for the UK’s hub airport to be relocated out of the South East into Central England. The idea will be... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Labour-controlled Slough Borough Council has voiced support for expanding Heathrow Airport. The council’s cabinet said a “pragmatic... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Australian investor Industry Funds Management is planning to buy a 35% share of the Manchester Airports Group to enable the latter to attempt to buy... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The London Mayor claimed that the transport secretary Justin Greening "gets" the need for a new airport and the Lib Dem backbenchers said a hub... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Heathrow Airport’s owner BAA has rejected a suggestion that a new £33bn airport in the Thames Estuary should be partly paid for by... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
In our 06 July issue we reported safety concerns of the police, fire service and local authorities in South Yorkshire over the Highways... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Residents of Isleworth in south-west London have recorded 1,044 individual noise readings using Widenoise, noise recording technology developed for... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 18 July The New Statesman suggested that Labour leader Ed Miliband should get his retaliation in first and back the construction of a third runway... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
  On the day the DfT released its draft aviation strategy last week, LTT had a long-arranged catch-up with John Stewart, leader of the... continue
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