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Local Transport Today
Regular news
India’s largest car maker, Tata Motors, has announced that it is planning to start producing what is believed to be the world’s first... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
So a Y-shaped network it will be. But among the 54,909 responses to the DfT’s consultation on high-speed rail were some weird and wonderful... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
John Stewart, Chair, HACAN, London SW9
It is interesting that Martin Heffer of Parsons Brinckerhoff does not quote one single study to back up his view that the London or national economy... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
 The death of North Korea’s president Kim Jong Il just before Christmas prompted some transport anecdotes from the secretive nation. The... continue
New Transit
Bus News
Arriva’s UK Bus and Mainland Europe divisions are entering a ‘cooperation agreement’ with King Long, China’s largest bus... continue
New Transit
People
Mike Goggin has rejoined Steer Davies Gleave (SDG) as director – international advisory, after two years with Network Rail heading its stations... continue
New Transit
Feature Detail
The development of transport services in the UK and across much of the world is a “market failure”, that has caused huge costs to the... continue
New Transit
Technology News
The city of Istanbul has introduced a smartcard that can be used on all modes of public transport including buses, the metro, light metro, trams,... continue
New Transit
Cover Story
Peter Stonham
Electric power has always been an important feature of attractive and efficient public transport. Metros and other urban railways could not operate... continue
New Transit
Reflections
Just nine months ago French utility conglomerate Veolia was launching its major transport hookup with Transdev. Now it has announced that it is to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Japanese car manufacturer Honda is currently trialling solar-powered charging stations to refuel electric vehicles. In use, an array of 84 CIGS... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A plane-like vehicle, called an aerotrain, that can travel at up to 350km/h (220mph) just 10cm above the ground is being developed by a team at... continue
Categories: Railways, Rest of World
Local Transport Today
News
UK consultancies have been awarded significant contracts on a  £5bn roads and drainage engineering programme in Qatar. The work is a key... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Atkins’s new chief executive Uwe Krueger has outlined an expansion strategy for the design and engineering group, which will reduce dependence... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Rik Thomas
The Virgin Atlantic airline has announced that it is planning to run scheduled flights using a new, ‘green’ fuel source from 2015. The... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Balfour Beatty has signed a strategic agreement with Tata, the Indian engineering group, to collaborate on new infrastructure opportunities in India... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment
James Dark
Throughout the traumas of the past three years, Mouchel has insisted that it has a strong underlying business. That time has been characterised by... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
Things are not great at the moment for the UK universities offering various Masters degrees in transport. Many are continuing to suffer from... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
The best that can be said about most of the UK universities that currently offer Masters degrees in transport is that they have steadied the ship,... continue
New Transit
Business
Paris-based transport group RATP’s half year results have demonstrated the pressures Europe’s publicly-owned international operators will... continue
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