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Local Transport Today
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Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, the City of London, Coventry, Edinburgh, Lancashire, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Portsmouth, Warrington,... continue
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People/people
Glenn Higgs has joined consultant WSP | ParsonsBrinckerhoff as an associate from SYSTRA, where he was a managing consultant.&... continue
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People/people
Lucy Low has joined consultant AECOM as a senior consultant in Manchester from Cheshire West and Chester Council, where she was a smarter travel... continue
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People/people
The Transport Planning Society has announced a new team to look after its skills activities when Martin Richards, its current director of skills,... continue
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People/people
Stephen Glaister has been appointed a non-executive director of the Office of Rail and Road, formerly the Office of Rail Regulation, which acquired... continue
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People/people
Theo de Pencier has joined the board of Transport Focus (formerly Passenger Focus), the independent rail and strategic road user watchdog. De Pencier... continue
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Secondary stories
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, one of the world’s largest vehicle rental businesses, has bought City Car Club, the UK’s biggest independent car... continue
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In brief
The Government has raised more than £44m from foreign lorries in the first year of its HGV levy scheme. Foreign truck operators have purchased... continue
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In brief
The DfT should build a more sophisticated understanding of business travel behaviour to help inform policies to cut car use, according to a new... continue
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Regular news
Government grant to encourage public transport and active travel use should offer local authorities a mix of revenue and capital grant in order to... continue
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Letters to the editor
Ray Bentley, Bere Alston, Devon PL20
As we know, a proportion of business rail passengers spend some of their time on the train in productive work. In transport appraisal, the simplistic... continue
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Letters to the editor
Chris Barker, Hornsey, London N8
Forecasting road traffic growth goes blithely on (ibid), without reference to the elephant in the room. Predict and provide still reigns, totally... continue
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Letters to the editor
Tom van Vuren, Divisional director, Mott MacDonald, Birmingham and Visiting professor, Institute for Transport Studies, the University of Leeds
The Department for Transport ought to be congratulated for developing scenario forecasts for road traffic (‘DfT embraces scenario-based road... continue
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Main editorial comment
‘Standing room only’ is a common complaint when it comes to the UK’s commuter rail services, but information obtained recently by a... continue
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Viewpoint
Gordon Stokes, University of Oxford
I find it interesting that many words in the English language can have different meanings, depending on their context. ‘Professional’ and... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
You’d think that a pre-election period is an ideal time to publish important policy research, since the heightened interest and strong focus on... continue
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Lead Story
Why is it that more than half of cyclists in the Netherlands are women while in the UK they make up just a quarter of the cycling population? This... continue
Categories: Cycling, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
There is increasing evidence that girls become less physically active as they get older, with an early indicator being fewer girls than boys cycling... continue
Categories: Cycling, All of UK
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Bike retailers must do more to make their stores appeal to women, the UK media manager at Trek Bicycle Corporation has stated. This would not only... continue
Categories: Cycling, All of UK
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