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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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The EU’s new transport commissioner has called for a standardised European system of road pricing.  In an interview with German media,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT’s new road traffic forecasts may overestimate future growth if London-style traffic trends spread to other cities, according to a... continue
Categories: Car use, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Office of Rail Regulation is to be renamed to reflect its new powers to monitor Highways England, the Government company that will manage the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Low oil prices could undermine already weak demand for electric cars, according to an automotive industry expert. Peter Wells, professor of business... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The DfT has appointed consultant Atkins to update the National Trip End Model (NTEM) dataset in a ten-month contract worth £206,730. The NTEM... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
FirstGroup is to continue making inflationary increases to bus fares despite the sharp fall in the price of oil. In a trading update for the third... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is to examine the scope for greater competition in rail passenger service provision. Limited market... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
Government support for bus operators in Britain has been cut by £508m (15.7%) since 2010/11, according to the latest study by industry analysts... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The DfT has launched a grant scheme to help the UK’s smallest regional airports attract new air services. The start-up aid will be paid to... continue
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