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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Balfour Beatty shareholders this week approved the sale of Parsons Brinckerhoff to Canadian consultant WSP for £820m (LTT 05 Sep).  The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Jonathan Raper
It is becoming universally acknowledged that every transport operator and city government needs a travel app. This has created a rich landscape of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Jonathan Bray
In the not so distant future we will be able to use a single smart device to find the fastest way from A to B by any mode. The device will unlock a... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
The National Audit Office has given the DfT the stamp of approval for managing five major rail infrastructure projects, but also notes that there is... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Rail Settlement Plan Ltd, the company representing UK rail operators, has awarded Ecebs a contract to provide technology and back office transaction... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Andrew Miller, chief technical officer of Thatcham Research, has been appointed president and chairman of the board of directors of Euro NCAP, the... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
THE REPORT advocating an ‘HS3’ high-speed rail network in the north of England (p3) was given a huge amount of coverage in the media... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Freight on Rail manager Philippa Edmunds has been made a vice-president of Brussels-based lobby group Transport & Environment.... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Former Conservative transport minister Steven Norris has been appointed a non-executive director of bus manufacturer Optare.... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Graham Bright has left his post as partnership director (UK and Europe) for B-cycle, the public bike hire arm of the Trek Bicycle Corporation. New... continue
Categories: Cycling, All of UK
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Consultant Atkins has appointed Richard Bradley as technical director for intelligent mobility. He joins from Mouchel where he was a technical... continue
Local Transport Today
Interview
Andrew Forster
Not so very long ago the idea of a big road investment programme in England seemed rather fanciful. Protests against many of the schemes proposed in... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The significant possibilities of achieving transport benefits by applying ideas from behavioural psychology were revealed at a discussion meeting of... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
pressure to cut transport’s carbon dioxide emissions will be weakened if the sector is placed into the European Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS),... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
The sharing economy is seeing more and more ordinary people take to online platforms to share their assets. I’m privileged to serve as chief... continue
Parking Review
Yellow Lines
Mark Moran
Hilary Mantel is a writer who has managed the trick of being both a bestseller novelist and a respected literary author. Her fictional life of Thomas... continue
Categories: crime, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport minister Claire Perry has announced a study of driver and road user behaviour in response to driverless cars on the roads, "to reassure the... continue
Categories: Car use, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Many transport planning professionals have a dim view of the DfT’s transport planning capabilities and attitude towards transport planning,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against an advert for BMW’s M235i car, which stated: “Capable of 0-62mph in... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A guide explaining how local authorities can exploit the potential of technologies such as apps, Bluetooth, and cloud computing in local transport... continue
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