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Local Transport Today
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Transport Secretary Philip Hammond kicked off a five-month consultation last week on the Government’s  high-speed rail strategy and the... continue
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The DfT has been urged to publish a White Paper on transport, to clarify the aims and priorities for its transport spending. The recommendation is... continue
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Planning Inspectors have altered a planning strategy document in Norfolk to reflect uncertainty about whether the county council’s £130m... continue
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Letters to the editor
John Swanson, Associate, Steer Davies Gleave, London
The current debate about time savings and appraisal set me thinking about what happened in London’s Docklands, a topic raised by David Metz.... continue
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Letters to the editor
Philip Sulley, Maidstone, Kent ME18
I refer to the correspondence on decision-making and appraisal in the issue of 28 January (Viewpoint & Letters). Over 35 years ago, I developed a... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director , TransportWatch, Northampton
Alan Wenban-Smith makes the excellent point that the time values used to justify vast expenditures on transport exaggerate benefits by up to 90%. I... continue
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Letters to the editor
John Swanson, Associate, Steer Davies Gleave, London
The debate about small time savings has surfaced once again, as it does from time-to-time (Viewpoint LTT 14 Jan, Letters LTT 28 Jan). It is a debate... continue
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Letters to the editor
Richard Allsop, Professor of transport studies, Centre for Transport Studies, University College London
My University College London colleague David Metz has contributed strongly in recent years to debate about transport policy and appraisal, and has... continue
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Letters to the editor
Alan Wenban-Smith, Urban & Regional Policy, Birmingham
Chris Riley rather misses the point of the critique that I and others have levelled at the conventional approach to transport appraisal enshrined in... continue
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Letters to the editor
David Metz, Centre for Transport Studies, University College London, Gower Street, London
Chris Riley recognises that the economic benefits of improved transport go well beyond time savings, enabling changes in land use, productivity and... continue
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Letters to the editor
Vanessa Kovacevic, Newmarket, Suffolk
I have been following the debate about value of time with considerable interest. I think, however, it is time to go back and ask a basic... continue
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The DfT is to release a draft appraisal tool to help local authorities assess the carbon dioxide emission impacts of their transport policies. The... continue
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Viewpoint
Chris Riley, Oxera Consulting
The Government's policy of public spending cuts has highlighted the importance of assessing the value for money of different types of spending.... continue
Local Transport Today
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The High-Speed rail lobby has hit back at critics who say there is no case for spending billions of pounds on a network. Greengauge 21, the... continue
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The Labour Party is to review its commitment to a high-speed rail network as part of leader Ed Miliband’s root and branch review of party... continue
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The City of Edinburgh Council is to appoint consultants to review the business case for the Edinburgh tram project, amid fears that even the proposed... continue
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A revision to transport appraisal rules has almost trebled the value for money of a road scheme on Merseyside.  Sefton Council’s own... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Policy Determine and implementation are usually described as an ‘art’ (compared with the claims of ‘science’ for traffic... continue
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Letters to the editor
Ali Clabburn, Managing director, Liftshare, Attleborough Norfolk NR17
Local authorities across the country are looking for ways to reduce their costs whilst still providing essential services. It is clear that tweaking... continue
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Letters to the editor
Greg Marsden, Peter Mackie, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2
In your article on NATA (ibid) you characterise our evidence to the House of Commons transport select committee as part of the “traditionalists... continue
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