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Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London is calling for changes to transport appraisal to allow projects that open up brownfield land to be justified. TfL says the... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Though occasioned by the Tube strike, these are not comments on the strike as such, the strength of the case or the merits of the strategy adopted by... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has published new indicators that it will use to monitor value for money. There are six in all: Rail subsidy per passenger mile by... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Alan Wenban-Smith, Urban & Regional Policy, Birmingham B13
Last week I was a witness at a session of the House of Commons transport select committee inquiry into transport and the economy. All sides... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Dominic Walley, KPMG
A tide of localism is set to sweep through government, affecting how government is structured, how decisions are made and how funding is allocated.... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Airport capacity expansion can have impacts on UK international business activity that are not captured in current transport appraisal, according to... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Pedro Abrantes
The House of Commons’ transport committee inquiry into transport and the economy has put the spotlight once again on the link between transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Luke Landers
In LTT’s 3 September issue, Andrew Forster describes some of Phil Goodwin’s interesting research into the benefit-cost ratios (BCRs) of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport appraisal procedures need to be significantly revamped to make them relevant to today’s policy pressures, according to a think-tank... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT will have to set out a plan for cutting carbon dioxide emissions as part of a new Government-wide carbon strategy. Chris Huhne, secretary of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Network Rail is studying the case for electrifying the trans-Pennine rail route between Manchester and Leeds via Stalybridge and Huddersfield. The... continue
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Viewpoint
Vanessa Kovacevic
The last time you, my fellow LTT readers, heard from me in this column I was on the verge of retirement. In order to keep my mind active, I recently... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government will maximise value for money from transport spending by scrapping spending on new roads and diverting the funds into low-cost safety... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Steve Melia, University of the West of England
“Practical men, who believe themselves to be quite exempt from any intellectual influence, are usually the slaves of some defunct... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A two-stage revamp to the DfT’s transport appraisal guidance is needed to eliminate errors in the way journey time savings delivered by new... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The House of Commons transport committee is seeking evidence for a new inquiry into transport and the economy. The committee is seeking evidence on... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Norman Bradbury, Worcester Park, Surrey
May I be permitted to respond to comments made by Paul Withrington in your last issue, in which he attempts to show that appraisal is biased in... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Alice Maynard, Director, Future Inclusion, Milton Keynes MK15
I daresay there will be lots of people who think there should be additions to Keith Buchan’s list of filters in transport project appraisal,... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
James Laird, Inverness IV3
I can’t help but feel that Keith Buchan in his Viewpoint article about transport appraisal is arguing for an option filtering process based... continue
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