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Local Transport Today
People/people
Michael Dugher has been appointed Labour’s new shadow transport secretary in a mini-reshuffle that saw Mary Creagh move from transport to... continue
Parking Review
News Lead Story
Mark Underwood is to step down as chief executive of NSL after six years in the post. An NSL spokeswoman said Underwood is “leaving to pursue... continue
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Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The Ondaatje Theatre at the Royal Geographical Society in Kensington was packed last week for the memorial afternoon for Professor Sir Peter Hall who... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Iain Reeve
Am I the only one who is growing both alarmed and a bit bored by the current debate about speed cameras? Let’s see if we can inject some common... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Brian Dalton
The Government’s draft Cycling Delivery Plan has been greeted with astonishment by many who recognise that the written word is not as powerful... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Pete Zanzottera
The Cycling Delivery Plan published last week for consultation by the DfT contains 13 mentions of “cycle proofing”. This term has been... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Christian Schmidt
So John Dales despairs that the health professionals he worked with in the ‘Healthy lives and reducing health inequalities’ working group... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Martin Richards
I thought it unfortunate that your report on the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT) and Transport Planning Society (TPS) report, A... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has ruled out making the National Transport Model publicly accessible. “Given the significant size and complexity of the series of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Developers of autonomous vehicles must get to grips with the threat posed by computer hackers, a motor industry insurance specialist has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Buses could one day be driverless, a change that could potentially transform operating costs, transport minster Claire Perry has... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has awarded rail freight operators just over £765,000 of Sustainable Distribution Fund grant to keep goods on the railways between now... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government has welcomed a surge in sales of electric cars and other plug-in vehicles. The DfT says that between July and September over 5,000... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Fitting cameras and in-cab screens to heavy goods vehicles is a better way to cut collisions between HGVs and cyclists than fitting additional... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Multi-modal transport planning  takes too long, produces huge amounts of data that is often of limited value, and has a poor track record of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has been urged to clamp down on the ‘Wild West’ practices being used to predict the GDP or Gross Value Added (GVA)... continue
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
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