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Local Transport Today
People/people
Martin Tugwell (pictured) is leaving the Transport Systems Catapult where he is head of business development at the end of March to become programme... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Deniz Huseyin
Not surprisingly, the dominant topics of conversation at this year’s Smarter Travel were how the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) had... continue
Local Transport Today
John Dales
John Dales
The questions above represent a wide diversity of those that are often asked, in one form or another, and more or less politely, of people whose work... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The challenge of implementing any recommendation to expand Heathrow from the Davies Commission into how the U.K can maintain its status as an... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Deniz Huseyin
The government’s plan to spend more than £15bn on road schemes has been described as a retrograde step by former transport minister... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Government ministers will today launch the start of on-street driverless vehicle trials in the Royal Borough of Greenwich in south London. Transport... continue
Parking Review
Business News
Parking enforcement firm NSL has appointed Adam Palser as its new chief executive. Palser joins the company from international defence and security... continue
Categories: NSL, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The search is on for a new chief executive to lead Highways England – the successor to the Highways Agency – after Graham Dalton... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Transport history is a separate little sub-discipline of history, overlapping into politics, economics and geography, focusing on topics such as... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
LTT The civil servants who work at the DfT are clever people. No, really, they are. How do we know this? Well, a couple of weeks ago there was a pub... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Christian Schmidt
The new DfT report on road travel demand is very welcome as it provides a useful overview and adds to the debate (‘DfT joins the debate about... continue
Categories: Car use, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Ray Bentley
The results of the DfT’s bus market review should be of interest (ibid). The six key questions are comprehensive but the £90,000 price... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton
I welcome your front page news that the DfT has launched a ‘bus market review’ (‘DfT launches bus market review as interest in... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Peter Headicar, Oxford Brookes University
Fifty years ago many cities in the UK were embarking on new-style ‘land use/transport studies’ prompted by the publication of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 25 January, former transport secretary John Prescott used his regular column in The Daily Mirror to criticise another former transport minister,... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The subjects of speed cameras and road pricing, once Media Monitor staples, returned to the media’s attention in early 2015. Leading the... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
On 3 February The Times editorialised on the benefits of converting rail tracks to busways, on the back of a report by the Institute of Economic... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
In our 9 January issue we reported that the DfT was seeking feedback on a spreadsheet tool for calculating the cost:benefit ratio of active travel... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The total number of rail passenger journeys in Great Britain increased 5.0% in 2013/14 to 1.332 billion (2012/13: 1.269 billion) according to the... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has appointed consultant Atkins to conduct a statistical analysis of the drivers of recent trends in travel. “From the statistical... continue
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