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Local Transport Today
Regular news
North Ayrshire Council has appointed MVA Consultancy to identify the impacts of a proposed bypass in Ayrshire on the local economy. MVA aims to... continue
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News
ACIS has won a £5m contract to supply the real-time information system for Dorset County Council’s Weymouth Showcase scheme, which... continue
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In brief
Transport for South Hampshire has appointed a consortium led by MVA Consultancy to develop a new transport model of the area. The model will help... continue
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Regular news
The European Commission must urgently identify applications for its Galileo satellite navigation system, according to a new report for the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Sandy Ochojna, the survey doctor, Penlee, Buxton
After 30 years of shouting in the wilderness I found it glorious to find Alan Wenban-Smith (last edition’s Viewpoint) coming out and saying the... continue
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Letters to the editor
David Metz, Centre for Transport Studies, University College London
I have considerable sympathy for Alan Wenban-Smith’s criticism of standard appraisal methodology, with its primary focus on travel time savings... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Buchan, Metropolitan Transport Research Unit
The debate on NATA, modelling, and “visions” for the future seems to be reaching a critical stage. Quite rightly, the DfT has always... continue
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Letters to the editor
Peter Mackie, Research professor, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds
Your last two editions raise a series of questions about NATA (the New Approach to Appraisal) and transport appraisal. The most important one is not... continue
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Letters to the editor
Barry Hutton, Edinburgh
If only travel demand were as predictable as the reactions of the “modelling community” to doubts about the relevance of their work. The... continue
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Interview
My review for the Department for Transport of Regional and local strategic modelling and appraisal capability  appears to have been... continue
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Letters to the editor
We refer to your article on the Regional and local strategic modelling and appraisal capability report commissioned by the DfT. This suggests that... continue
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Analysis
The DfT’s audit of regional and sub-regional transport models reported in our last issue has generated much interest within the transport... continue
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Viewpoint
Paul Hanson, Regional Director, Transportation, AECOM
Transport interventions have a range of benefits and impacts. Appraisal is the process of weighing up the pros and cons to seek the best outcome.... continue
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Viewpoint
Andrew Daly, Senior fellow, RAND Europe
The very thorough study led by Denvil Coombe prompts us once again to consider the role of the DfT’s WebTAG  transport appraisal guidance... continue
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Viewpoint
Paul Emmerson, TRL
The Review of the regional and local strategic modelling and appraisal capability by Denvil Coombe for the DfT has no doubt created a lot of... continue
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Viewpoint
Tom Van Vuren, Mott MacDonald
What worries me is that we seem to have lost sight of the guiding philosophy that prevailed when I started work in the mid-eighties, and that was at... continue
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Secondary stories
Transport modellers this week called on the DfT to clarify the status of its modelling guidance. The call followed independent consultant Denvil... continue
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Analysis
Andrew Forster
The Transport Modelling community was this week reflecting on the critical findings of an audit of 30 regional and sub-regional models across... continue
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Main editorial comment
Andrew Forster
The audit of regional and sub-regional transport models conducted for the DfT by consultant Denvil Coombe may not make headlines in the national... continue
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Regular news
London Mayor Boris Johnson has released a mass of transport data as part of a programme to open up data access. One of the most popular datasets in... continue
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