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Local Transport Today
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The Australian airline Qantas has launched its first commercial flight using a blend of recycled cooking oil and aviation fuel. A biofuel-powered... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
The ‘will they, won’t they’ debate in the media about whether the Government is, or is not, planning to rethink its opposition to a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Welsh Government is to publish an infrastructure investment plan next month, setting out the ten-year investment pipeline of transport and other... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Government is planning to spend more than £2bn on building a high-speed rail connection to Heathrow Airport even though the quantifiable... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff has won the contract to undertake the South East Local Enterprise Partnership study into how airports in the Greater... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
The recent resurgence in media interest in the possibility of a third runway at Heathrow Airport (LTT 30 Mar) provoked something of a counterattack... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
James Steer has joined consultant Steer Davies Gleave from Government high-speed rail company HS2 Ltd, where he worked on the project’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cornwall Council may have to increase its subsidy to Newquay Airport next year because of falling passenger numbers. The council-owned airport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has delayed consultation on a new aviation policy framework until the summer. The Department had been expected to release the consultation... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The Government’s proposals to privatise the trunk road network and permit tolls to fund new infrastructure were soon drive off the front pages... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
BAA is believed to be studying options for tram-train technology to serve Glasgow Airport. The airport owner is currently developing a surface access... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Airport operator BAA may mount a judicial review challenge if the Government excludes the expansion of Heathrow Airport as an option in its... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
Attempts to get the possibility of a third runway at Heathrow Airport back on the political agenda continued in the media in early March, largely... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Airport operator BAA this week initiated appeal proceedings against the Competition Appeal Tribunal’s judgment that BAA must sell Stansted... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Julia Gregory has been appointed head of surface transport at Gatwick Airport. She was previously head of transport, planning and policy at Stansted... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Manchester Airport Group is considering growth options including seeking a private equity partner to finance expansion. A bid for BAA’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The immediate future of loss-making Durham Tees Valley Airport appears safeguarded with news that Peel Airports Ltd has sold its majority... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Nick Richardson. Transport Planning Society
The purpose of consultation is presumably so that opinions can be taken into account as part of the planning process and hence influence the outcome... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The South East Local Enterprise Partnership this week invited tenders for its new study of airport capacity issues in the South East. Stage one will... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Business Leader this week urged ministers to reconsider their refusal to allow a third runway at Heathrow Airport. “A third runway at Heathrow... continue
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