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A joint venture of Hyder Consulting and Australian professional services consultancy APP has been appointed as the independent verifier and certifier... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
The chief executive of Edinburgh’s troubled tram project is to resign this summer.   Richard Jeffrey will stand down as chief... continue
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In brief
Spreading its wings: TfL has published its vision for how the Docklands Light Railway could be expanded in the future. The map identifies lines... continue
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Comment
James Dark
Since the formation of the Conservative/Lib Dem coalition last May, it has been clear that central government and councils are going to require... continue
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Viewpoint
LTT’s editor has just returned from a break in Upper Silesia, Poland, where he was struck by this use of a vacant office block in downtown... continue
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Interview
Andrew Forster
Number one Lancaster Circus seems an appropriate setting for Birmingham City Council’s transportation department. Located on the northern edge... continue
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In brief
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has announced that it is to participate in a joint venture with a market-leading smart technology firm, Ecebs... continue
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Municipally-owned Nottingham City Transport looks set to lose its contract to operate the city’s tram system. The city council has named... continue
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Leeds City Council is planning to officially recognise 3,000 commuter car parking spaces that have sprung up on  vacant land in and around the... continue
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In brief
The City of Edinburgh Council is one of the shortlisted bidders to supply Transport for London with up to ten tram vehicles for the Tramlink network... continue
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In brief
Centro is studying the possibility of introducing Parry People Movers (PPMs) to another railway line. Two of the locally-manufactured railcars are... continue
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In brief
Blackpool Borough Council is exploring options to extend its tramway system. Paul Grocott, Blackpool’s programme manager for the existing... 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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Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Nexus has launched a new smartcard for Metro and bus travel in Tyne and Wear. The PTE this month started issuing the ‘Pop cards’ to... continue
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Media monitor
Rik Thomas
On 15 February The Edinburgh Evening News ran a story suggesting that the much-maligned consortium tasked with building the tram network had been... continue
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In brief
Greater Manchester Passenger Transport Executive is to shed 100 jobs as part of a programme to deliver nearly £45m of cost savings over three... continue
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Regular news
Major Investment in transport infrastructure is needed to support the development of  South-East Edinburgh according to a study commissioned by... 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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Transport Scotland will not decide whether to take control of the troubled Edinburgh tram project until after the results of mediation talks between... continue
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Supported Pool schemes with funding now approved These schemes now have Programme Entry reactivated and can progress towards Full Approval. ... continue
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