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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
New Transit
Aviation News
Martin Briggs
Those at the leading edge of thinking and innovation will know from recent conferences, editorial commentary and political agendas, that a current... continue
New Transit
Products & Services
Consultancy SKM Colin Buchanan has won a design competition for an Eco Town in Suzhou, China. The challenge was to develop a sustainable masterplan... continue
Categories: Other, Rest of World
New Transit
People
International engineering consultancy Parsons Brinckerhoff has brought in Dr Nicole Hoffmann as UK principal fire engineer for its transport business... continue
New Transit
People Lead Story
The International Association of Public Transport (UITP) has appointed Alain Flausch (pictured) as new secretary general. He will take over at the... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Flicking through The Times last week our eyes were drawn to the headline shown to the left. Had the paper caught sight of the latest missive sent out... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Rik Thomas
There are currently a grand total of three personal rapid transit (PRT) systems operational in the entire world, following the formal opening of a... continue
Parking Review
Yellow Lines
The driver of this New York City garbage truck is one lucky guy. On 17 August his vehicle crashed through the wall of a garage in Queens. Over 100... continue
Parking Review
Yellow Lines
Sitting in his unmarked police car on a Saturday evening, Detective Robert DiGiacomo of the Pittsburgh Police Department was primed to react to... continue
Categories: crime, police, Rest of World
Parking Review
Yellow Lines
Aretha Franklin may not sing for her supper but, it appears, she is willing to sing to avoid a parking ticket. The 69-year-old soul diva was dining... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
The recent news concerning electric vehicles, at least as reported in LTT, has not been particularly good for advocates of the technology. Barely a... continue
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