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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
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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
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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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Viewpoint
Tim Morton
I recently retired after 40 years in transport consultancy, mainly in transport planning. During that time I have seen transport planning grow from a... continue
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Articles
Brian Fitzpatrick
Traditions of high quality engineering could, it can be argued, be more concerned with function than form. The result, in many cases, is... continue
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Tom Van Vuren
Transport modelling has always attracted professionals from a broad church. I have worked with many a civil engineer, in fact I am one myself, and... continue
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Local authorities in England are likely to have to continue appraising major transport projects using the DfT’s WebTAG appraisal guidance when... continue
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The DfT has mapped out the areas of England in which productivity benefits of transport projects should be appraised. The Department says transport... continue
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The DfT has published revisions to its WebTAG transport appraisal guidance. Monetary values are now presented in 2010 values and prices to reflect... continue
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Councils should be allowed to develop their own methods for appraising major transport schemes, thus ending reliance on the DfT’s current... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The value for money of the London to West Midlands high-speed rail route has been cut again.  In January, Government company HS2 Ltd revealed... continue
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The Local Government Association is calling on the DfT to rethink plans to devolve local major transport scheme funding to the 38 Local Enterprise... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Government is planning to spend more than £2bn on building a high-speed rail connection to Heathrow Airport even though the quantifiable... continue
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Derek Coffee, Campaign for Better Transport
Combe Haven, an unspoiled and intact river system with one main and several smaller valleys is – through good fortune – tucked in behind... continue
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The cost of constructing the  High Speed 1 railway between London and the Channel Tunnel  may have exceeded the project’s benefits,... continue
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The DfT’s lukewarm assessment of East Sussex County Council’s  controversial Hastings to Bexhill Link Road was revealed this week,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Consultation closes on 2 April on the DfT’s plan to devolve local transport major scheme funding to the 38 Local Enterprise Partnerships... continue
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Letters to the editor
Mike O’Sullivan, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes MK11
Congratulations on your succinct coverage of the Government’s HS2 decision, it usefully pulled together a wide range of complicated issues (LTT... continue
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Viewpoint
Alan Wenban-Smith, Urban & Regional Policy
Unlocking Growth in Cities is a joint production by the Departments of Business, Innovation &?Skills and Communities and Local Government, which... continue
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