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Local Transport Today
News
Canadian Pension funds Omers and Ontario Teachers Pension Plan have bought the concession to operate HS1, stating that they believe it will offer... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
National Express Group has made significant progress turning round its underperforming West Midlands bus operation. Operating profit increased by... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Sir Moir Lockhead is to retire on 31 March 2011 after 21 years as chief executive of public transport operator FirstGroup (see page 19). Tim... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
James Dark
The annoucement that First chief executive Moir Lockhead is to retire next March rightly triggered tributes to a man who has built a world-leading... continue
New Transit
People Lead Story
Robert Jack
After 21 years at the helm of FirstGroup and its predecessor companies, Sir Moir Lockhead has announced that he will retire. He will be succeeded at... continue
New Transit
End of the line
We’ve all had trying days at the office so spare a thought for Steven Slater, a flight attendant at US airline JetBlue. After a flight from... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Operating profit at National Express Group’s rail division was £2.5m higher in the first half of 2010 than City forecasts following the... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Atkins, the UK’s largest engineering consultancy, has agreed to buy Florida-based PBSJ for £178m. The deal means Atkins will be... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Edward Gibbins
Paul Withrington (LTT 544) remarks that I ‘would say that my book demolishes conversion’. He can’t say it didn’t, because he... continue
New Transit
BRT Report
Graham Jones, Transport Planner, Parsons Brinkerhoff
American public transport - transit, as it’s known - has been enjoying a renaissance. Congestion and fuel prices have boosted ridership in the... continue
New Transit
Cover Story
According to the Olympic Delivery Authority, the 2012 Games in London represent the biggest logistical challenge that the country has faced in peace... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment
James Dark
The battle between US consultancies URS Corporation and CH2M Hill to buy Scott Wilson at the end of June produced a spectacular bidding war. It was... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
US engineering consultancy URS has won a bidding war for UK transport consultant Scott Wilson. URS will pay £223m for the company. Analysts... continue
New Transit
Business Lead Story
Over the past year Brian Souter has been more excited about the progress of one of Stagecoach’s business than at any time since the take off of... continue
New Transit
Feature Detail
Liston’s career in the bus industry began when he joined Yorkshire Rider in 1987, as an apprentice PSV fitter at the Halifax depot. In 1993,... continue
New Transit
Feature Detail
Chamberlain recently took charge of Stagecoach’s award-winning West Scotland bus business. She joined Stagecoach as a graduate trainee in 1996... continue
Local Transport Today
News
A consortium in which Balfour Beatty has a major interest has been selected as preferred bidder for a multi-billion dollar DBFO commuter rail project... continue
Categories: Railways, North America
Local Transport Today
Articles
Peter Davidson, Consultant.
“One thing that amazes me is that the question of where transport modelling is going seldom seems to be addressed,” says consultant Peter... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Scientists who have led warnings about greenhouse gas emissions have systematically underplayed uncertainties, according to a review by a member of... continue
New Transit
People
Andrew Garnett
FirstGroup has announced the appointment of former London Underground MD Tim O'Toole as chief operating officer and deputy chief executive of the... continue
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