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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
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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
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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
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
On 6 December there will be an LTT-organised conference on ‘Rebooting Smarter Travel’ in Bristol – it has... continue
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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