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Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Andrew Forster
The DfT’s review of the New Approach to Appraisal (NATA) was a drawn out affair that, when it was first announced in May 2007, seemed to be... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Public transport schemes could become more attractive investments for Government as a result of a change to the way taxation revenues are treated in... continue
Local Transport Today
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Plans to assess the social impacts of transport schemes must be complemented by training for project appraisal teams, researchers... continue
Local Transport Today
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Placing a monetary value on the landscape impact of a transport scheme has moved a step closer with publication of the second phase of a three-part... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
To assist project promoters and appraisers the DfT has decided that changes to NATA will be made on one day each year. On 6 April this year the... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Andrew Forster
Agglomeration impacts are only likely to be significant if the transport scheme serves defined urban areas, according to new draft guidance on... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Reforms to transport project appraisal in England have been announced by the DfT in its final report of the New Approach to Appraisal (NATA)... continue
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Viewpoint
By Bettina Lange
Decision-makers in the English regions are this week finalising their Regional Funding Allocation 2 advice to the Government. According to the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is consulting on new monetary values for shifting freight from road to rail or water. The mode shift benefit (MSB) will be used for... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport proposals for some of the proposed eco-towns are completely unrealistic and doomed to fail, local authorities have told ministers. The... continue
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Lead Story
A Conservative Government would convert the Transport Innovation Fund into a Transport Carbon Reduction Fund to support walking, cycling and public... continue
Local Transport Today
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There was something of a love-in between Theresa Villiers and the green transport movement this week as the shadow transport secretary explained to... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Treasury has thrown its weight behind the idea of trying to value local authority owned highways and transport infrastructure, a move that... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Homes and Communities Agency, the Government’s new housing and regeneration agency for England, is seeking expressions of interest from... continue
Local Transport Today
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The City of Edinburgh Council this week put plans to re-open a railway to passengers on the back-burner after hearing that a consultancy study had... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has published draft guidance to help project appraisers calculate the physical fitness and accident impacts of transport projects. The... continue
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Regular news
Plans to re-open the western end of the East-West rail project between Oxford, Aylesbury, Milton Keynes and Bedford are moving ahead and the rail... continue
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Articles
The Alan M?Vorhees Transportation Center (VTC) at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey in the USA, along with consultant Steer Davies Gleave,... continue
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Letters to the editor
By Phil Goodwin, Professor of Transport Policy, Centre for Transport and Society, University of the West of England, Bristol
Tim Larner (Letters LTT 31 Oct) rightly criticises me for saying that there has been no recent evidence on the effects of travel concessions on... continue
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