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Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
The treatment of time savings in transport appraisal  favours urban over inter-urban projects, according to researchers. The DfT and Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has appointed researchers to study the effectiveness of 20mph speed limits.  Consultants Atkins and AECOM and Professor Mike Maher from... continue
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News extra
Richard Owen was partnership operations manager for the Thames Valley Safer Roads Partnership from 2004 until its demise in 2011. He is now... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
Do fixed speed cameras cut accidents, or are the recorded reductions nothing to do with the cameras at all? Organisations responsible for camera... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
A t the moment nowhere in the world is it legal to travel from A to B in a road vehicle that doesn’t have someone who is at least nominally in... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Cost-benefit calculations of transport schemes include a quantity called the ‘equity value of time’ which, for non-work time only,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
A new national centre for transport modelling and testing opens in Milton Keynes next month, designed to help UK businesses to develop new ways of... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
Fear about man-made climate change doesn’t feature quite so prominently in the transport policy debate today as it did five or ten years ago... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Deniz Huseyin
More than 500 delegates attended Cycle City expo in Leeds on 1-2 May, confirming its position as the UK’s largest cycling planning and policy... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
University College London is launching a new MSc course in Transport health and policy, focusing on stages within policy evaluation and... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Transport for London employee Kerri Rogan has been awarded the 2003 Voorhees-Large Price for the best dissertation submitted by a UK resident... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Keith Dickinson is serving as interim director of Napier University’s Transport Research Institute (TRi) in Edinburgh following the recent... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Catapult devises innovation tool The Transport Systems Catapult is developing a tool to help local authorities and others assess the impacts of new... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Transport Planning Society has awarded £500 bursaries to the authors of four papers on how transport can support economic growth.... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The DfT is seeking evidence on the link between transport infrastructure investment and economic performance, which could inform updated guidance on... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Transport Systems Catapult wants to form partnerships with universities across the UK to drive developments in ‘intelligent... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The number of occasional cyclists in the UK has dropped from 28% to 25% over a three-year period, according to a study by the University of the West... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Scott Le Vine, Centre for Transport Studies
Autonomous cars, driverless cars, automated cars – whatever you call them (and yes, it does make a difference) they are the hot topic in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A ten-year road map for exploiting the use of transport data is being commissioned by the Transport Systems Catapult. Contractors were due to be... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Emma Cockburn has left the London Borough of Havering where she was transportation planning team leader to take up two part-time positions: head of... continue
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