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Local Transport Today
Feature
Adil Chaudhrey and Alan Brett
The HM Treasury guidance on business cases provides a key point of reference for schemes where public sector funding will be required and, as such, a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Government company HS2 Ltd has revised the business case for the London-West Midlands high-speed route and the wider Y-network that will see trains... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has been told to revise the performance indicator that records the percentage of approved project spending that is assessed as offering high... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has announced that the draft WebTAG guidance released in May 2012 has now become definitive. The Appraisal Summary Table (2.7.2D) and the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A coalition of the UK’s largest airlines has asked accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers to produce an economic impact assessment of the air... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is being challenged to re-direct its efforts to increase investment in building new road capacity and prioritise highway investment... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Alan Wenban-Smith, Birmingham B13
Today’s Guardian (22 Aug) reports that, in response to the continuing recession, ministers are preparing to radically increase spending on... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
The latest accessibility data from the DfT tells us that the average minimum travel time to the seven key services analysed (employment, primary... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Pressure group the Campaign for Better Transport has launched a consultation on its unofficial version of the DfT’s modelling guidance for... continue
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Letters to the editor
Brian Dalton, Purley, Surrey CR8
TfL has announced that work is to commence on improving the safety of 50 junctions that are dangerous for cyclists. This list excludes a junction at... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Stop HS2 group has described HS2 Ltd chief executive as making a "rather big own goal" by telling the national press that you would not expect... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
The Department for Transport has accepted that its draft guidance on appraising ‘smarter choices’ measures does not sufficiently mention... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Transport models need to change to take more account of the irrational aspects of human behaviour, attendees at the Modelling World event were told.... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has brought forward the demand cap for passenger growth on the London-West Midlands high-speed line by two years. The HS2 appraisal caps... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT’s methods for appraising and evaluating transport projects have been criticised  by the House of Commons public accounts... continue
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Regular news
The Government is inviting applications for state guarantees for private borrowing needed for transport infrastructure in order to kickstart projects... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The recession may have lowered people’s perception of the value of time, according to the DfT. “The recent recession may have influenced... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The economic value of buses to the UK economy is highlighted in a new report published by bus lobby group Greener Journeys. The industry-funded... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
Months of ministerial ear-bending by London’s mayor Boris Johnson finally paid off last month with the launch of the country’s first lane... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport-watch, Northampton NN2
Those promoting HS2 have spent circa £1bn pounds of taxpayer’s money promoting the thing. They should be ashamed of themselves, doubly so... continue
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