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Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government is to conduct “a full options appraisal of all potential major transport projects in London”, including an extension of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Centro is preparing a new justification for an £8.8m active travel  programme in the Black Country after the original claim it would... continue
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In brief
Fife Council is to commission a study of re-opening the disused railway to Methil and Leven for passengers and potentially freight. The re-opening is... continue
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Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
Bridget Rosewell is right to point out that an incremental appraisal is unsuitable to assess developments such as Canary Wharf and Docklands, but HS2... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Investing in Greater Manchester’s urban transport networks would be a much better way of delivering an economic powerhouse in the north of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Consultant KPMG has conducted further work into the economic benefits of HS2 but the new findings have failed to satisfy one of the consultant’s fiercest critics
Government company HS2 Ltd published research last year by consultant KPMG, which concluded that building the London-West Midlands-Manchester/Leeds... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Andrew Forster
Leaders of England’s biggest city regions joined forces this month to call for a fundamental change to how major transport investments in urban... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
Norfolk County Council has played down the significance of an economic appraisal error discovered during the examination into its proposed Norwich... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The bus industry is pressing the Government to retain Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) in England. Industry lobby group Greener Journeys has... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT’s transport appraisal procedures are “no longer fit for purpose” for large infrastructure projects that aim to improve the... continue
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Viewpoint
Jo Baker, Mott MacDonald
As a veteran of the last three major waves of multi-modal studies I cannot argue with the DfT view that they have not delivered the desired outcome,... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
The Airports Commission today publishes its assessment of proposals for additional runway capacity at Heathrow and Gatwick airports. The detailed continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London is poised to order a further 200 New Routemaster buses even though an economic appraisal shows that purchasing conventional... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
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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Lead Story
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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