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Local Transport Today
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UK transport experts gathered for a roundtable discussion in May about the topic of ‘peak car’ at the request of New Zealand’s... continue
Local Transport Today
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John W E Helm
A Network Rail study of alternative rail routes into Cornwall and Devon that would bypass the disaster-prone Exeter-Newton Abbot section of route has... continue
Local Transport Today
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It sounds impressive: 50,000 jobs could be created if buses were 10% faster. But it also sounds odd. How can faster buses create jobs? The figure... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
The Norfolk public is being misled into believing that a major new road round the north of the city will improve travel conditions, according to a... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
Discussions of rail developments in the capital often focus on the mega projects such as the Thameslink upgrade, east-west Crossrail, and the... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
One of the least remarked aspects of the consultations about Government plans to convert the Highways Agency into a company, is promise of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Writing as a cyclist of nearly 75 years standing (70 pedaling), and the proud owner of an eight-speed Sturmy Archer hub gear, I find it extraordinary... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
The treatment of time savings in transport appraisal  favours urban over inter-urban projects, according to researchers. The DfT and Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
The initial and fundamental flaw in the HS2 project was the failure to look at alternative ways of tackling the problems that HS2 is supposed to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Hopes for direct trains between Ebbw Vale and Newport have been boosted by a new report. The railway to Ebbw Vale opened to passenger services in... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Cost-benefit calculations of transport schemes include a quantity called the ‘equity value of time’ which, for non-work time only,... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Public discussion of transport infrastructure investment is being damaged by dubious job creation and economic growth claims, according to the... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Trasport Today
When listening to policy-makers and lobbyists talk about transport and the economy it would be easy to conclude that there is a causal link between... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The treatment of time savings in transport appraisal  favours urban over inter-urban projects, according to researchers. The DfT and Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Commons transport committee today launches a broadside against DfT plans for the strategic road network by questioning the value of turning the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
It is 20 years since the Government’s Planning Policy Guidance 13 on transport wrote the obituary to ‘predict and provide’ but... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Derek Halden, DHC, Edinburgh EH4
It was good to see some coverage of new accessibility modelling software but peppering the article with references to “accessibility planning... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
One of the more impressive if less admirable creations of the British tradition of governance is calculated ambiguity, delicate and almost invisible,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
What is the biggest change in the field of accessibility planning in the past few years? According to Simon Court, projects director at Basemap and a... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
THE PUBLICATION of the Sir David Higgins’ report on the HS2 high-speed rail network (LTT 21 Mar) provoked yet another flurry of comment in the... continue
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