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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
The latest issue of LTT (6 Mar) illustrates the grip that rail has upon the imagination of the nation. Two pages are devoted to whether the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
It seems strange to read the letter by Alan Wenban-Smith that the DfT is still pursuing the discredited ‘user time savings’ transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The national campaign for 20mph speed limits has called on politicians to make the default speed limit on built-up roads across the UK 20mph by 1... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Sam Jones, Campaigns & communications coordinator, CTC, the national cycling charity, Guildford, Surrey GU2
It’s disappointing to see the regressive thinking behind such a simplistic view of drivers vs cyclists, outlined in Keith Peat’s letter... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Rod King MBE, Campaign director, 20’s Plenty for Us, Lymm WA13
The editorial in the last issue ends with the comment: “There are numerous bodies that speak on behalf of motorists. If there is one point to... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
  With the General Election approaching, there was a distinct end of term feeling to last week’s meeting of the House of Commons transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Steve Melia, University of the West of England
When communities secretary Eric Pickles abolished Labour’s (already weakened) national parking standards, he cloaked his announcement in the... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Karl le Ferla has left his post as a senior economic advisor to the Treasury, which included transport infrastructure, to set up his own consultancy,... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Jonathan Tricker (pictured) has joined consultant Phil Jones Associates as a director from Parsons Brinckerhoff, where he was head of... continue
Local Transport Today
John Dales
John Dales
Since we last spoke, I became chair of the Transport Planning Society; and this may seem as unlikely to you as it has sometimes seemed to me.... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
I’ve just finished watching the national news. It covered the huge gathering in London calling for ‘new homes for Britain’. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government’s rail electrification taskforce for the north of England has identified a priority list of 12 lines: • Calder... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
In its investigation into smartcard ticketing (‘Pteg gives thumbs-down to bus operators’ smart ticket initiative’ LTT 20 Feb), Pteg... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The comments of Michael Dugher, Labour’s new transport secretary, about the dominance of non-car voices in the national discussion of transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Air Passenger Duty (APD) could be levied at differential rates within England, the UK Government has announced, in an effort to placate airports... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Scott Davidson has joined consultant Transport and Travel Research Ltd to lead on ‘smarter travel’ work. He previously worked for... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Andrew Preston has joined Cambridgeshire County Council as service manager for local projects in the local infrastructure and street management... continue
Parking Review
Debates
Mark Moran
The rules covering parking on pavements in Britain are confusing. Pavement parking is prohibited in London, with local authorities having to create... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
THE BUS industry’s efforts to head-off the threat of bus franchising by offering inter-operable ‘smart’ tickets have been given... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A Labour Government would only permit the use of fixed speed cameras in England at accident blackspots, seemingly signalling their removal from... continue
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