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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
  Private toll roads are a fundamentally flawed concept Traffic volumes on private toll roads that are lower than forecast (‘Lawsuits pile... continue
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ATKINS, IN collaboration with Hartley McMaster, has been selected to provide user support for TUBA (Transport User Benefit Appraisal), WITA (Wider... continue
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  What is the benefit:cost ratio for the Highways Agency’s A556 dual carriageway improvement scheme, just approved by ministers? A... continue
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The four time period method for road safety evaluation can offer a much more straightforward method of evaluating road safety measures than... continue
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Andrew Forster
If road safety measures are installed at sites chosen because of their accident (or casualty) record, evaluating their effectiveness isn’t as... continue
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Secondary stories
Transport for London has begun including monetised values for crime reduction benefits in transport scheme appraisal. A cost:benefit analysis for the... continue
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In brief
The Welsh Government is seeking a consultant to appraise possible improvements in two road corridors in north Wales, the A494/A55 and the A548. The... continue
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Letters to the editor
Peter Mackie, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2
I don’t always agree with Phil Goodwin. I don’t really see what’s wrong with comparing two alternative future states of the world,... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
A sample of local authority major schemes overran in cost in line with DfT expectations and were successful in reducing congestion and improving... continue
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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