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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
Local Transport Today
Interview
Andrew Forster
Number one Lancaster Circus seems an appropriate setting for Birmingham City Council’s transportation department. Located on the northern edge... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
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
Local Transport Today
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
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport Secretary Philip Hammond kicked off a five-month consultation last week on the Government’s  high-speed rail strategy and the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has been urged to publish a White Paper on transport, to clarify the aims and priorities for its transport spending. The recommendation is... continue
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Regular news
Planning Inspectors have altered a planning strategy document in Norfolk to reflect uncertainty about whether the county council’s £130m... continue
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Letters to the editor
John Swanson, Associate, Steer Davies Gleave, London
The current debate about time savings and appraisal set me thinking about what happened in London’s Docklands, a topic raised by David Metz.... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philip Sulley, Maidstone, Kent ME18
I refer to the correspondence on decision-making and appraisal in the issue of 28 January (Viewpoint & Letters). Over 35 years ago, I developed a... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director , TransportWatch, Northampton
Alan Wenban-Smith makes the excellent point that the time values used to justify vast expenditures on transport exaggerate benefits by up to 90%. I... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
John Swanson, Associate, Steer Davies Gleave, London
The debate about small time savings has surfaced once again, as it does from time-to-time (Viewpoint LTT 14 Jan, Letters LTT 28 Jan). It is a debate... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Richard Allsop, Professor of transport studies, Centre for Transport Studies, University College London
My University College London colleague David Metz has contributed strongly in recent years to debate about transport policy and appraisal, and has... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Alan Wenban-Smith, Urban & Regional Policy, Birmingham
Chris Riley rather misses the point of the critique that I and others have levelled at the conventional approach to transport appraisal enshrined in... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David Metz, Centre for Transport Studies, University College London, Gower Street, London
Chris Riley recognises that the economic benefits of improved transport go well beyond time savings, enabling changes in land use, productivity and... continue
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