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Local Transport Today
Media monitor
THERE HAS been much media commentary of late suggesting that the nation’s rail network would be improved if it were completely renationalised.... continue
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Letters to the editor
Philip Bisatt, Taunton, Somerset TA1
I refer to your editorial regarding the Government’s rehabilitation of road building across much of the UK (‘Road building... continue
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Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
Glenn Lyons fears that the Government’s road investment strategy is based on the discredited ‘predict and provide’ philosophy... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
Transport for Greater Manchester’s proposal to take over the management of rail stations in the conurbation looks at first glance to have... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Gabriele Schliwa, Benjamin Bell, James Evans & Chris Mason
‘Big data’ can provide valuable information for optimising urban transport planning. Several smartphone apps exist that cyclists can use... continue
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Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
There’s a lot going on in the highly-pressurised world of rail franchising. Dutch-owned Abellio is mobilising ‘north of the border’... continue
Local Transport Today
John Dales
John Dales
My first column of 2015 brings me back to a subject that is very close to my heart and which, frankly, should be very much higher that it is on... continue
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News
Mouchel’s  annual report and accounts for the year ended 30 September 2014 boasts record orders worth £3.1bn, up 82% (2013:... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
MPs on the Commons Public Accounts committee have criticised the DfT for its lack of a strategic transport plan, saying without this there is no way... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
People/people
Nominations are being sought for the eighth FTA Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards programme, which aims to showcase the achievements of... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
The Conservatives are pledging new laws to make strikes by transport workers harder by requiring at least 40 per cent of union members to vote in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Smarter travel is essential to improving people's lives in the 21st Century as it enables effective transport provision in expanding towns and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has given an update on its research project to review the value of travel time for use in appraisal.  The project is being undertaken by... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
Car ownership used to be championed by all of the major political parties. But not necessarily any more. There is an increasingly large body of... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The DfT is inviting bids for places on a rail research framework – STAR (Specialist Technical Advice for Rail), which will run for four years... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Analysis
The practicality and value of conducting large numbers of context-specific appraisals on the economic impacts of transport projects is questioned in... continue
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Analysis
More context-specific appraisals of transport projects would give better insights into their likely economic impacts, according to the report for the... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John WE Helm
Profits in the bus industry have fallen for three consecutive years, and margins are below the 10 per cent threshold necessary for long-term... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Andrew Forster
New guidance for transport project promoters on how they should present and assess the economic impacts of their schemes is to be prepared by the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Green Party is pledging to scrap most of the Government’s £15bn road investment strategy for England, with more than half the funding... continue
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