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Secondary stories
Transport Consultant JMP has been bought by a turnaround investment company after running into trouble with a pension scheme deficit. The... continue
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Letters to the editor
Councillor John Bint, Conservative cabinet member for transport & highways, Milton Keynes Council, Milton Keynes MK9
I read the letter (Letters LTT 19 Apr) from Stephen Joseph, chief executive of the Campaign for Better Transport, with interest: he devotes five... continue
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Media monitor
The notion that the UK Government is going backwards in its commitment to cut carbon dioxide emissions made the front page of The Independent on 11... continue
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Detail
May Gurney shareholders are to vote on construction firm Kier’s offer to buy the support services company on 13 June. The 5 July is the date... continue
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Viewpoint
Jonathan Bray, Pteg support unit
The last spending review gave local transport spending outside London a good hiding. Local transport lacked political clout and there were built-in... continue
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News
Balfour Beatty said its order book, at £16bn at the end of March, was up by 5% since the end of the year. Both professional services and... continue
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News
Skanska UK has reported an operating margin of “just shy of three per cent” in its results for the first three months of the year. The... continue
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People/people
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport has appointed Giles Fearnley, managing director of First UK Bus, as an ‘ambassador’... continue
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People/consultants
Bruce Allan, an associate director of consultant JMP, has taken over the role of business unit leader for the North-West of England. Allan joined JMP... continue
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People/consultants
Consultant WSP has appointed a senior transport planner, Andrew Moseley, to its UK development business. He joins WSP’s Leeds office but will... continue
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People/consultants
Norwich-based Canham Consulting has added its first in-house transport planner, Michelle Hughes, to its team of civil and structural engineers.... continue
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People/consultants
Public services law firm Bevan Brittan has appointed rail and transport expert Martin Fleetwood as a partner in its commercial and infrastructure... continue
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Regular news
The House of Commons’ public accounts select committee has said that the Government’s £310bn plan to improve the UK’s... continue
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Letters to the editor
Derek Halden, Edinburgh EH4
Alan Wenban Smith (‘If our transport appraisal methods are so smart, why is our transport system so poor?’ LTT 19 Apr) argues that... continue
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Interview
Andrew Forster
In 2011 Halcrow followed other well-known UK transport planning and engineering consultancies Colin Buchanan, Gifford and Scott Wilson and passed... continue
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Regular news
The Government and local authorities are being urged to give more support to the electric vehicle market, with a longer-term commitment to funding... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
AN indepeNdent standards body should oversee the journey sharing sector and lobby public bodies to give more priority to motorists who car share,... continue
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Secondary stories
Highways efficiency champion Matthew Lugg is leaving the public sector to join consultant Mouchel. Lugg, who has 34 years’ experience in... continue
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In brief
The European Commission plans to introduce a European standard for measuring the carbon footprint of passenger and freight operations. A... continue
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People/people
Hugh Jones has been appointed chief executive officer at consultant Steer Davies Gleave. Jones joined SDG from London Underground in 1999 and has... continue
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