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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
You reported quite correctly that, at your excellent debate at Modelling World, I said the science-art debate is “completely irrelevant”... continue
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Letters to the editor
Alan Wenban-Smith, Urban and Regional Policy, Birmingham
From your report of the recent Modelling World conference it appears that Peter Mackie of the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds... continue
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Rik Thomas
These are interesting times for Phillip Darnton, chairman of Cycling England, the independent body that has been charged by the Government to get... continue
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Letters to the editor
Geoff Smith, Associate director, JACOBS Consultancy, Birmingham B2
I read with interest your article about teleporting people to work and the implied value of commuting time . Stated preference experts insist on... continue
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Regular news
The DfT must improve the way it assesses the wider economic impact of transport projects, according to a new report by the capital’s business... continue
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Transport Appraisal needs reforming but any changes should be incremental rather than revolutionary, a leading transport economist has told... continue
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David Simmonds, David Simmonds Consultancy.
Travel time savings, estimated on the assumption of unchanging land uses, are a major component of WebTAG economic efficiency appraisals, explains... continue
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Neil McCormack, Bryan Whittaker and Robert Flynn, Scott Wilson
“Modelling is changing,” says Bryan Whittaker, technical director and head of modelling service at Scott Wilson’s transport... continue
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In brief
An evaluation framework to help justify seasonal tourist bus services is being developed by researchers from the Institute of Transport and Tourism... continue
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Viewpoint
Peter Wiltshire
Long, long ago, in a land of chugging steam locos and heavyweight telephones, investment in the new 1960s motorways programme was justified with an... continue
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Robert Bain is the author of Toll Road Traffic and Revenue Forecasts: An Interpreter’s Guide. “In many toll road deals the revenue... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
The 1999 SACTRA (Standing Advisory Committee on Trunk Roads Assessment) report on transport and the economy is no longer available on the DfT... continue
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Regular news
The New Government is to review the way transport projects are appraised in England. “We will reform the way decisions are made on which... continue
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Secondary stories
The door was this week opened to a major review of transport appraisal following the news that Theresa Villiers has been appointed a transport... continue
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Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
The faults of the current approach to transport investment and appraisal are even more serious than NATA’s critics have pointed out. The... continue
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Viewpoint
Stephen Wood, Colin Buchanan
I am a transport planner, a Transport Planning Professional in fact, and I believe that, as a profession, we have much to offer in the development of... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Diagrams, especially simple ones have a power both to liberate and constrain thought that is not always apparent. The one you see on this page has... continue
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In brief
TRL has launched a new product for assessing both the adequacy of freight provision and pedestrian accessibility on local streets. TRL’s... continue
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North Ayrshire Council has appointed MVA Consultancy to identify the impacts of a proposed bypass in Ayrshire on the local economy. MVA aims to... continue
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