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Local Transport Today
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Researchers have urged the DfT to change the assumption in transport appraisal that rail passengers do not make productive use of their travel time.... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government's high-speed rail plans could become a ‘white elephant’ with higher than expected costs and lower than expected benefits,... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport Scotland has published new guidance to strengthen the links between transport and land-use planning. Under the new arrangements, local... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
A new tool for assessing the value for money of low-cost public transport improvements such as bus priority, real-time information and park-and-ride... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Investing in high-speed rail would represent a major misuse of scarce public expenditure, opponents of the Government’s plans told MPs this... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
The Scottish Government is developing a new method to prioritise capital investment across transport and other sectors.  Alex Neil, the... continue
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Viewpoint
David Simmonds
The analysis of time savings is an essential part of the process of assessing the economic value of transport proposals – known in current... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
David Crawford
Climaxing the Modelling World conference, urban and regional policy specialist Alan Wenban-Smith and Chris Riley, an associate with economic... continue
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Completing the tram line from the airport to Edinburgh city centre will represent good value for money – but only because the £469m... continue
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Main editorial comment
Not so long ago, much of transport policy and decision-making was based on a predict and provide approach. It was not until the latter years of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Our own tradition sees it as almost axiomatic that application of a formalised appraisal system must lead to selection of better projects, and... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Transport secretary Philip Hammond last week fulfilled the Coalition Government’s pledge to change the way the Department appraises and... continue
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Interview
Andrew Forster
Number one Lancaster Circus seems an appropriate setting for Birmingham City Council’s transportation department. Located on the northern edge... continue
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Transport secretary Philip Hammond last week outlined reforms to the way the DfT takes decisions on which transport projects to prioritise. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Phil Goodwin
One of the country’s leading transport academics this week voices fundamental doubts about the robustness of the DfT’s appraisal... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Transport secretary Philip Hammond has unveiled a new process for prioritising transport investments in England to replace the New Approach to... continue
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Local Transport Today
Boosting the economy is one of the overriding objectives of transport policy across the UK. Yet how much do we really know about how transport... continue
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News extra
Andrew Forster
Many of the country’s leading transport appraisal experts gathered in London last week for the grandly titled UK transport appraisal summit.... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local Authorities have been urged to adopt a new approach to assessing the value for money of road safety schemes. The Road Safety Foundation ... continue
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The DfT has rejected claims that the business case for high-speed rail would be undermined if a more realistic approach to valuing business travel... continue
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