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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Richard Evans, London SW20
Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg’s announcement of a £214m “major cash boost for cycling” is a mere 1.4% of the £15bn... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
The media headline, that man-made air pollution causes 29,000 premature deaths in the UK, is from a report, dated 2010, by the Committee on the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Malcolm Heymer, Dereham, Norfolk NR20
Iain Reeve refers to ‘bloke down the pub’ arguments against speed cameras (Letters LTT 28 Nov).  While I enjoy a pint as much as the... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
 ‘Twas the season to be jolly; except, it seems, at the DfT. A Freedom of Information request has been made to find out how much the... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The tale of Robert the Bruce, sitting in a cave, watching a spider trying to build a web, is the origin of the maxim, ‘If at first you... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Glenn Lyons, University of the West of England
During 2014 I had the great privilege of being seconded to the New Zealand Ministry of Transport to lead a major project called ‘Future... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The annual introduction of increased rail fares, even though the average increase for the fares that are regulated by the Government was a... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Jeff Halliwell has been appointed chair of Passenger Focus, which from April will be renamed Transport Focus to reflect its widened remit of... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
John Plowman has been appointed chair of the Road Safety Foundation’s older drivers task force. Plowman, a former civil servant, is now an... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
David Wells will take over as chief executive officer of the Freight Transport Association on 1 May from Theo de Pencier, who is retiring after eight... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Elizabeth Gilliard has been appointed interim contract review manager at the Rail Executive – passenger services in the DfT, where she will... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Glenn Higgs has joined consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff as an associate from SYSTRA where he was a managing consultant. ... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Kevin Lumsden and Andrew Bagnall have left SYSTRA to join Peter Brett Associates. Lumsden will join PBA in February as director of transport... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
David Middleton, chief executive of Transport Scotland, has been awarded a CBE for services to the transport sector in the New Year honours list.... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Returning home after Christmas, the traumas of trying to arrive by train at Finsbury Park in crisis were softened by a nice gift from my colleagues... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is conducting further research into improving the recording of short walking trips in the National Travel Survey (NTS).  NTS... continue
Categories: Pedestrians, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT could make a future version of the National Transport Model (NTM) available for use by external audiences. The House of Commons transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Nearly 2.5m new cars were registered in the U.K in 2014 - the most in a calendar year since 2004, before the financial crisis and subsequent... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Institution of Civil Engineers has launched a campaign to persuade those running for political office to 'commit to infrastructure' by giving... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Labour has denied it would add millions to the transport budget with its policies, including to re-run rail franchise competitions and establish... continue
Categories: Cycling, Railways, All of UK
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