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Local Transport Today
Analysis
Andrew Forster
The number of vehicle miles driven in Great Britain grew by a staggering 275 billion miles between 1949 and 2013 – from 29 to 304. In recent... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philip Bisatt, Taunton, Somerset TA1
I refer to your editorial regarding the Government’s rehabilitation of road building across much of the UK (‘Road building... continue
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News
Mark Moran
Siemens has been retained by Transport for London (TfL) to upgrade and operate the Detection and Enforcement Infrastructure (D... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
Car ownership used to be championed by all of the major political parties. But not necessarily any more. There is an increasingly large body of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
New road and rail demand forecasts for England are presented in the final version of the National Networks National Policy Statement. For roads, the... continue
Categories: Car use, Railways, England
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Peter Headicar, Oxford OX1
Phil Goodwin urges greater use of publicly available data and, indeed, the Census is a splendid source to illuminate his recent piece on urban... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Glenn Lyons, University of the West of England
During 2014 I had the great privilege of being seconded to the New Zealand Ministry of Transport to lead a major project called ‘Future... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
John Plowman has been appointed chair of the Road Safety Foundation’s older drivers task force. Plowman, a former civil servant, is now an... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Nearly 2.5m new cars were registered in the U.K in 2014 - the most in a calendar year since 2004, before the financial crisis and subsequent... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Significant traffic growth on England’s strategic road network (SRN) is forecast under all of the scenarios presented in the Road Investment... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
David Metz
For the measures supported by the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) to have lasting impact, they need to be set in a strategic context. Smarter... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The number of people in England holding a driving licence rose to an all-time high of 31.9 million in 2013, an 800,000 increase on the previous year,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The London Borough of Wandsworth is supporting plans for electric car racing in Battersea Park next summer.  The race would be part of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Driverless cars are to be tested on roads in Greenwich, Milton Keynes and Coventry, and Bristol from next month after the area's bids to run the... continue
Categories: Car use, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Labour's new shadow transport secretary Michael Dugher has in his first interview in the job pledged to represent "white van man" and "any other road... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Consider the effect of population density on travel. It is unusually easy to research, and the findings are usually straightforward, entirely... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Advertising Standards Authority has banned a car advert that depicted urban driving as fun. The ASA received 73 complaints about the ad for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Developers of autonomous vehicles must get to grips with the threat posed by computer hackers, a motor industry insurance specialist has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Buses could one day be driverless, a change that could potentially transform operating costs, transport minster Claire Perry has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Sir Richard Branson has invested in a San Fransisco ride-sharing service Sidecar. Sidecar has announced a $15m funding injection that will help with... continue
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