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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
New Transit
Interview
It has not taken long for National Express Group’s new chief executive to make his mark. In just three months since joining from Tube Lines in... continue
New Transit
Products & Services
The Alternative Fuels & Vehicles National Conference & Expo held last month in Las Vegas, Nevada provided an important opportunity to... continue
New Transit
Bus News
FirstGroup has started an asset sale to help reduce its £2.2bn debt burden. Presenting the group’s results for 2009/10, chief executive... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Balfour Beatty has reported that the integration of Parsons Brinckerhoff (PB) with its existing professional services divisions in the UK and the US... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment
James Dark
National Express Group had given the impression of drifting rather rudderlessly since the resignation of former chief executive Richard Bowker last... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
First Group has started an asset sale to help reduce its £2.2bn debt. Presenting the group’s results for 2009/10, chief executive Moir... continue
New Transit
World
Go Ahead’s plans to expand into the North American transportation market have taken a step forward with the news that Go Ahead North America,... continue
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