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Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
The Eddington Report in 2006 recommended a new focus on the economic purpose of transport investment, in a move away from the traditional focus of... continue
Local Transport Today
Interview
Rik Thomas
The current bookmaker odds on no single party having overall control of Parliament following the upcoming General Election are 10/3 or 4/1 (depending... continue
Local Transport Today
Interview
My review for the Department for Transport of Regional and local strategic modelling and appraisal capability  appears to have been... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has published new guidance to help local authorities assess the impact of transport interventions. The guidance, prepared by the Tavistock... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Pressure was growing this week for a fundamental review of the way transport projects are appraised, amid claims that the existing system fails to... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
We refer to your article on the Regional and local strategic modelling and appraisal capability report commissioned by the DfT. This suggests that... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
The DfT’s audit of regional and sub-regional transport models reported in our last issue has generated much interest within the transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Hanson, Regional Director, Transportation, AECOM
Transport interventions have a range of benefits and impacts. Appraisal is the process of weighing up the pros and cons to seek the best outcome.... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Andrew Daly, Senior fellow, RAND Europe
The very thorough study led by Denvil Coombe prompts us once again to consider the role of the DfT’s WebTAG  transport appraisal guidance... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Emmerson, TRL
The Review of the regional and local strategic modelling and appraisal capability by Denvil Coombe for the DfT has no doubt created a lot of... continue
Local Transport Today
Interview
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Transport modellers this week called on the DfT to clarify the status of its modelling guidance. The call followed independent consultant Denvil... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Office of Rail Regulation has published monetary values for the benefits of rail freight that will be used to inform decisions about allocating... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A series of changes to the DfT’s transport appraisal guidance will come into effect this spring. The DfT consulted on revisions to many of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Environmental pressure group the Campaign for Better Transport has called on the Highways Agency to improve its forecasting techniques, claiming that... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The growth in the number of elderly and disabled concessionary trips made on buses in South Yorkshire may have come to a halt, according to data... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Martin Tugwell, South East Partnership Board
In recent weeks Copenhagen has been at the centre of the world’s attention as delegates seek to reach an agreement on the way forward for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Significant changes to the benefit:cost ratio of transport schemes arise from the changes the DfT has announced to the way tax revenues are treated,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Analysts have expressed surprise at some of the monetised benefits being claimed for the introduction of smartcard ticketing in a new report... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport project promoters in England will have to do more work upfront to justify the need for their preferred scheme, according to new draft... continue
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