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Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
A big increase in profits at  joint venture company Virgin Rail Group has boosted Stagecoach Group results for the six months to 31 October... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Consultant Atkins’ half year results for the period ended 30 September 2014 are down on the first half of 2013/14, mainly reflecting disposals... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Scott Le Vine,Imperial College London
Shared-mobility services are making themselves felt on the transport landscape – with Uber recently valued at a higher market capitalisation... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
Cutbacks in state support for UK rail franchises have depressed FirstGroup financial results for the first six months ended 30 September 2014. Group... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Balfour Beatty shareholders this week approved the sale of Parsons Brinckerhoff to Canadian consultant WSP for £820m (LTT 05 Sep).  The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Sir Richard Branson has invested in a San Fransisco ride-sharing service Sidecar. Sidecar has announced a $15m funding injection that will help with... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
John Whitelegg
The Climate Change Act requires “at least” an 80% reduction in CO2 equivalent emissions by 2050 on a 1990 base. The transport sector is... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Canadian consultant WSP this week announced the purchase of consultant Parsons Brinckerhoff from Balfour Beatty for £820m. The enlarged company... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
Many of the transport projects that Parsons Brinckerhoff works on make headline news – HS2, Manchester Metrolink and the M25 to name but three.... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
US-based Cubic Transportation Systems has appointed David Begg to its advisory board. Begg, a former adviser to the UK Government and transport... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Strong performance in National Express Group’s UK bus, coach and rail divisions for the six months to 30 June 2014 was outweighed by... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The transport consultancy sector has taken another step along the road of consolidation with engineering firm AECOM’s acquisition of fellow US... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
FirstGroup's management are braced for fierce criticism of chief executive Tim O’Toole’s £2m remuneration package at the Annual... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
An alliance of smart ticketing operators is aiming to introduce worldwide interoperable public transport ticketing using NFC phones. The Smart... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
John W E Helm
Stagecoach has reported increased profits in 2013/14, with strong performances in its two UK bus business units but a slump in rail... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Lisa Buchanan has been appointed head of North American planning at consultant Steer Davies Gleave. She has been SDG’s head of planning since... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Global infrastructure spending is expected to more than double by 2025, with $1.5 trillion to be spent up until then in the U.K alone, according to a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
A t the moment nowhere in the world is it legal to travel from A to B in a road vehicle that doesn’t have someone who is at least nominally in... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Chas Ball, Carplus
The steady expansion of car clubs (and new forms of flexible car sharing) has not reached all parts of Britain – but it is increasingly... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The decision by point-to-point car club operator car2go to quit the UK market was not a complete surprise, coming as it did soon after the firm... continue
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