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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
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
Once the media storm surrounding the HS2 decision had died down the papers rapidly turned their attention to the Government’s plans for... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Mark Cartwright, Centaur Consulting, Guildford, Surrey GU2
It appears now that the HS2 rail spine will be built, and from 2026 passengers will be able to travel from London to Birmingham in 45 minutes (ibid).... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Richard Robinson has been appointed AECOM’s new managing director for the transportation business in Europe. He joins from BAA where he was... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A SCHISM opened up in the coalition Government this week over plans to expand airport capacity in the South East. The Liberal Democrats reacted... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
None of the alternative alignments suggested for a London-West Midlands high-speed rail line can deliver comparable benefits to the preferred route... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Heathrow Airport could become a major rail hub not only for air passengers but for west London and the Thames Valley under the Government’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
A leader article of The Times last week called on ministers to rethink their opposition to expanding Heathrow Airport. In an article entitled... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
John Stewart, Chair, HACAN, London SW9
It is interesting that Martin Heffer of Parsons Brinckerhoff does not quote one single study to back up his view that the London or national economy... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A project led by the European Space Agency is looking to develop hypersonic aircraft capable of travelling half way around the world in under four... continue
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