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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Residents of England made fewer trips last year than at any time since the National Travel Survey began in 1972/73. Each person made an average of... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Proposals to include transport in the European Emissions Trading System would have a damaging effect on driving down carbon dioxide emissions from... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Most local authority major transport schemes cost more than originally forecast, take longer to deliver than forecast, and cannot be properly... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Peter Mackie, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2
I don’t always agree with Phil Goodwin. I don’t really see what’s wrong with comparing two alternative future states of the world,... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Consultant SYSTRA has appointed four staff to its Scottish team, which has lost ten staff to rival Peter Brett Associates in recent months (LTT 16... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
SYSTRA’s director for Southern England, Tim Cuthbert (pictured), is to join consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff as its regional director for the UK... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Tom van Vuren, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds Leeds LS2 and Divisional director, Mott MacDonald, Birmingham B3
Phil Goodwin makes a fair point: if the performance of the new highways company were based on comparisons against road traffic forecasts that were... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A gap is beginning to emerge between actual carbon dioxide emissions from UK transport and the volumes the Committee on Climate Change says are... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The transport consultancy sector has taken another step along the road of consolidation with engineering firm AECOM’s acquisition of fellow US... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Andrew Allen has been appointed a policy analyst at the Campaign for Better Transport. He was the CBT’s press officer. Chloe Darlington has... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Nick Dixon has joined consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff as director for development planning and infrastructure in the firm’s highways,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has gained better access to the centre of Government with the appointment of John Hayes as minister of state for transport in last... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
Just in case anybody was in any doubt, the era of ‘big data’ is most definitely here, and here to stay. “Eighteen months ago a lot... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Software developer Transport Simulation Systems (TSS), the company behind the Aimsun and Aumsun online traffic software, has opened a UK office in... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Consultant Integrated Transport Planning has made four new appointments. Juan Sanclemente joins as principal consultant, having worked for the past... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Parsons Brinckerhoff has appointed Matt Croucher as technical lead for sustainable transport solutions in the UK. He joins from SYSTRA where he was a... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Consultant Peter Brett Associates has recruited four transport planners from SYSTRA’s Scottish operations. Alec Knox and Chris Paterson join as... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
ON 23 JUNE journalist and author David Boyle used a column in The Guardian to highlight the allegedly imminent demise of the out-of-town shopping... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Local Government Association is seeking contributions from local authorities in England towards the set-up costs of a municipal bonds... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Writing as a cyclist of nearly 75 years standing (70 pedaling), and the proud owner of an eight-speed Sturmy Archer hub gear, I find it extraordinary... continue
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