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Local Transport Today
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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
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The EU’s new transport commissioner has called for a standardised European system of road pricing.  In an interview with German media,... continue
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Eversholt Rail Group, which owns about 28% of all the passenger rolling stock on the UK’s railway network, looks set to be sold to a Chinese... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Steve Wakeland has been appointed general manager of ITSO Ltd, the DfT supported membership organisation that develops the national specification for... continue
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People/consultants
Carl Waring has joined consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff as head of service, knowledge management, working for the company’s asset management... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Richard Cuerden has been appointed chair of the vehicle design working party of PACTS, the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Julian Howes has joined consultant Mott MacDonald as head of its UK transport modelling. He joins from Atkins where he led modelling projects for HS2... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Steven Keeley has joined consultant Atkins as a senior managing consultant from West Midlands Integrated Transport Authority, where he was a policy... continue
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Rose McArthur has joined consultant Mott MacDonald as a technical director from Jacobs, where she was technical director for transport ... continue
Local Transport Today
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The local authority owners of TRICS – the national trip rate database – are studying opportunities to expand into overseas markets. The... continue
Local Transport Today
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Deniz Huseyin
The winners of the inaugural Smarter Travel Awards have been revealed at ICC Birmingham. The awards were presented at the end of day one of Smarter... continue
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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Labour Party has set out a remit for its proposed national infrastructure commission, so it can include the new body in its first Queen's Speech,... continue
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