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Local Transport Today
John Dales
John Dales
IF YOU’D bumped into the transport planning profession at any time over the past decade or more, say in the street or at a party, and asked it... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT has set out how it plans to ensure that local transport bodies (LTBs) spend devolved major scheme funding responsibly so that the funds... continue
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Analysis
Andrew Forster
Using tolls to part-fund an improvement to the A14 across Cambridgeshire significantly reduces the scheme’s business case, according to the... continue
Local Transport Today
Feature
Chris Hardwick & Alistair Kirkbride
Effective monitoring and evaluation is vital in delivering a successful Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) programme. LSTF partnerships are now... continue
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Feature
Rory McMullan
The Vélib’ is a network of over 20,000 bikes available for hire at automated docking stations throughout the centre of Paris. It has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Centro has estimated that the rail service enhancements it plans to subsidise to Stratford-upon-Avon will generate more than double the additional... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The Government's decision to re-start the bidding process for the West Coast rail franchise provoked undisguised fury from many of the media’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Local Transport Today
When calamity strikes, there is often someone, somewhere, making hay from others’ misery. And so it is with the fiasco of the DfT’s West... continue
Local Transport Today
John Dales
John Dales
I'm writing this on the way back from a first-ever visit to a political party conference, in this case the Conservatives’. Given that I’d... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
On 6 December there will be an LTT-organised conference on ‘Rebooting Smarter Travel’ in Bristol – it has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has announced new procedures for evaluating the impact of major transport schemes approved in the current spending review period. Promoters... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
by Andrew Forster
CRITICS of Norfolk County Council’s plans to improve roads around Norwich have seized on data showing that a key road junction in the plans has... continue
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Regular news
A RANGE of techniques to discourage the private sector from overbidding for transport contracts are outlined in a new report prepared by British... continue
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
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