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Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
The media campaign to lobby for more aviation capacity in London and the South East, led by the Evening Standard newspaper, showed no signs of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The first transcontinental flight by a solar-powered aeroplane took place in early June when the Solar Impulse craft developed by the École... continue
Local Transport Today
News
A ruling by the Royal Court of Justice has given airport operator BAA a final chance to appeal against the Competition Commission’s decision... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A company promoting plans for a high-speed rail interchange station close to Heathrow Airport has lodged a judicial review application against the... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
The need for more aviation capacity and the proposed high-speed rail link between London and Birmingham (and thence points north) continued to vie... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Edinburgh?airport has been sold to Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), the owner of Gatwick and London City airports, for £807m. Edinburgh... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
  There has been much coverage in recent issues of LTT regarding the expansion of aviation capacity in the South East of England – whether... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The chief executive of EasyJet, Carolyn McCall, has urged the Government to look at permitting the construction of a second runway at Gatwick or... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
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