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Local Transport Today
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A transport model has been developed to try and capture the impacts that transport investments could have on sub-regional economies. Steer Davies... continue
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Viewpoint
Pedro Abrantes
The House of Commons’ transport committee inquiry into transport and the economy has put the spotlight once again on the link between transport... continue
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In brief
A new Masters course in advanced transport analysis is being prepared by Imperial College London and University College London. The course will be... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
Demonstrations of a new scanner developed by Access IS and m-ticketing technology provider Masabi have shown it can reliably validate a mobile... continue
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Neil Scales, director-general of Merseytravel, expects the injection of government funding and pressure created by the current spending squeeze to... continue
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With the release of TfL’s transport schedules into the public domain, the UK transport industry has taken a bold step forward, says Christopher... continue
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“Mobile devices have already transformed the way we speak to and message each other and the next ten years will see mobile change the way we... continue
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“By 2020 whatever our mobile phones have morphed into will become our gateway to public transport use,” says Duncan Ellis, senior public... continue
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Tom Steinberg, founder of the influential MySociety and soon-to-be-launched Fixmytransport websites, has welcomed the announcement by TfL that it is... continue
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Regular news
Travel behaviour change organisation ACT-Travelwise is planning a new web-based resource to highlight the effectiveness of different policies to cut... continue
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Viewpoint
Vanessa Kovacevic
The last time you, my fellow LTT readers, heard from me in this column I was on the verge of retirement. In order to keep my mind active, I recently... continue
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People/people
Eddie Wilson will take up the new post of professor of modelling and simulation within the Transportation Research Group at the University of... continue
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Comment
Across much of Britain it is fair to say that public transport retailing is stuck in the 19th century, with paper tickets and cash payment.... continue
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Regular news
A two-stage revamp to the DfT’s transport appraisal guidance is needed to eliminate errors in the way journey time savings delivered by new... continue
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Regular news
Consultants are being invited to bid to manage TRICS,  the national trip rate database for new developments. TRICS (Trip Rate Information... continue
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Viewpoint
Keith Buchan, MTRU
Whether Transport modelling (and appraisal) is art or science is a subject that provokes lively debate. But the more fundamental and important... continue
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Letters to the editor
You reported quite correctly that, at your excellent debate at Modelling World, I said the science-art debate is “completely irrelevant”... continue
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Letters to the editor
Alan Wenban-Smith, Urban and Regional Policy, Birmingham
From your report of the recent Modelling World conference it appears that Peter Mackie of the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds... continue
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Letters to the editor
John Bates, Independent consultant, Abington, Oxon
Attending the successful and stimulating Modelling World conference last week, one couldn’t help but be struck by the more or less universal... continue
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In brief
A new tool to gauge residents’ views about the walkability of their streets has been launched by TRL. ‘Ratemystreet’ uses Google... continue
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