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Local Transport Today
Regular feature
John Whitelegg
The Climate Change Act requires “at least” an 80% reduction in CO2 equivalent emissions by 2050 on a 1990 base. The transport sector is... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Canadian consultant WSP this week announced the purchase of consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff from Balfour Beatty for £820m. The enlarged company... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
Many of the transport projects that Parsons Brinckerhoff works on make headline news – HS2, Manchester Metrolink and the M25 to name but three.... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
US-based Cubic Transportation Systems has appointed David Begg to its advisory board. Begg, a former adviser to the UK Government and transport... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Strong performance in National Express Group’s UK bus, coach and rail divisions for the six months to 30 June 2014 was outweighed by... 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
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
FirstGroup's management are braced for fierce criticism of chief executive Tim O’Toole’s £2m remuneration package at the Annual... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
An alliance of smart ticketing operators is aiming to introduce worldwide interoperable public transport ticketing using NFC phones. The Smart... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
Stagecoach has reported increased profits in 2013/14, with strong performances in its two UK bus business units but a slump in rail... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Lisa Buchanan has been appointed head of North American planning at consultant Steer Davies Gleave. She has been SDG’s head of planning since... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Global infrastructure spending is expected to more than double by 2025, with $1.5 trillion to be spent up until then in the U.K alone, according to a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
A t the moment nowhere in the world is it legal to travel from A to B in a road vehicle that doesn’t have someone who is at least nominally in... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Chas Ball, Carplus
The steady expansion of car clubs (and new forms of flexible car sharing) has not reached all parts of Britain – but it is increasingly... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The decision by point-to-point car club operator car2go to quit the UK market was not a complete surprise, coming as it did soon after the firm... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
FirstGroup will introduce fare rises on its UK bus networks in the coming months, amid confidence that the division’s performance is turning... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
FirstGroup financial results for the year ended 31 March 2014 present a mixed picture with only the UK rail division recording an increase in... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
Fear about man-made climate change doesn’t feature quite so prominently in the transport policy debate today as it did five or ten years ago... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
On 25 March last year the Government announced, with a considerable fanfare, that it was to publish a green paper on improving the safety of and... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
A bit of advice for workplace travel planners: tread carefully with Amazon. Brad Stone’s book, The Everything Store, chronicles the short life... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Liverpool City Council is studying an intriguing new way to improve cycle safety. Officers told members last week: “We should look at cycle... continue
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