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Local Transport Today
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Transport for London is poised to order a further 200 New Routemaster buses even though an economic appraisal shows that purchasing conventional... continue
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The Government has been urged to clamp down on the ‘Wild West’ practices being used to predict the GDP or Gross Value Added (GVA)... continue
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John W E Helm
The National Audit Office has given the DfT the stamp of approval for managing five major rail infrastructure projects, but also notes that there is... continue
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Every £1 of public money spent on London’s cycle hire scheme has delivered just 70p of benefit, according to an economic analysis... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Drivers’ Union, Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire LN12
I must respond to Ian Drummond, an ex-council official, and his long letter denouncing regression to the mean (ibid). Firstly, I would ask how many... continue
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Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
I agree in general terms with much of what Ian Drummond writes about the misuse of statistics, including the introduction of unnecessary complexity... continue
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Letters to the editor
Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail Manager, Campaign for Better Transport, London N1
Given that rail and rail modes complement each other and the DfT has overall responsibility for planning road and rail investment on strategic... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Transport for London has been doing very impressive work recently on appraisal methods, demand analysis, and investigations into the structure of the... continue
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Letters to the editor
  Private toll roads are a fundamentally flawed concept Traffic volumes on private toll roads that are lower than forecast (‘Lawsuits pile... continue
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ATKINS, IN collaboration with Hartley McMaster, has been selected to provide user support for TUBA (Transport User Benefit Appraisal), WITA (Wider... continue
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Main editorial comment
  What is the benefit:cost ratio for the Highways Agency’s A556 dual carriageway improvement scheme, just approved by ministers? A... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
The four time period method for road safety evaluation can offer a much more straightforward method of evaluating road safety measures than... continue
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Andrew Forster
If road safety measures are installed at sites chosen because of their accident (or casualty) record, evaluating their effectiveness isn’t as... continue
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Secondary stories
Transport for London has begun including monetised values for crime reduction benefits in transport scheme appraisal. A cost:benefit analysis for the... continue
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In brief
The Welsh Government is seeking a consultant to appraise possible improvements in two road corridors in north Wales, the A494/A55 and the A548. The... continue
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Letters to the editor
Peter Mackie, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2
I don’t always agree with Phil Goodwin. I don’t really see what’s wrong with comparing two alternative future states of the world,... continue
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Lee Baker
A sample of local authority major schemes overran in cost in line with DfT expectations and were successful in reducing congestion and improving... continue
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UK transport experts gathered for a roundtable discussion in May about the topic of ‘peak car’ at the request of New Zealand’s... continue
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John W E Helm
A Network Rail study of alternative rail routes into Cornwall and Devon that would bypass the disaster-prone Exeter-Newton Abbot section of route has... continue
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It sounds impressive: 50,000 jobs could be created if buses were 10% faster. But it also sounds odd. How can faster buses create jobs? The figure... continue
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