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Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
A bit of advice for workplace travel planners: tread carefully with Amazon. Brad Stone’s book, The Everything Store, chronicles the short life... continue
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Main editorial comment
Liverpool City Council is studying an intriguing new way to improve cycle safety. Officers told members last week: “We should look at cycle... continue
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News
Balfour Beatty results for the year ended 31 December 2013 present a mixed picture with gains in infrastructure investment and support services being... continue
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Lead Story
  National Express Group results for the year ended 30 December 2013 show steady revenue growth but a fall in profitability. Group revenue of... continue
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Regular news
A study of cycling infrastructure in 12 cities in Europe and the USA has identified more than 30 different techniques, including segregation,... continue
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News
The Canadian firm that supplies London’s bike hire system has filed for bankruptcy protection with debts of $50m.   The Public Bike System... continue
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Letters to the editor
Malcolm Heymer, Traffic management adviser, Alliance of British Drivers, Dereham, Norfolk NR20
It is no surprise that Rod King (Letters LTT 24 Jan) tried to refute many of the points I raised in my Viewpoint article on 20mph speed limits. I... continue
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Letters to the editor
Malcolm Heymer, Traffic management adviser, Alliance of British Drivers, Dereham, Norfolk NR20
It is no surprise that Rod King (Letters LTT 24 Jan) tried to refute many of the points I raised in my Viewpoint article on 20mph speed limits. I... continue
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Letters to the editor
James C. Walker, National Motorists Association (www.motorists.org), Ann Arbor, Michigan USA
Rod King of campaign group 20’s Plenty for Us applauds the DfT for abandoning the use of 85th percentile speeds for speed limit setting in... continue
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Viewpoint
Jon Orcutt & Kate Fillin-Yeh, Department of Transportation, New York City
During a recent visit to London, Leeds and Manchester we found tremendous interest in creating more bicycle-friendly communities. But we also... continue
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Lead Story
FirstGroup has placed a £70m order for 425 new buses for delivery in 2014/15. The order represents the groups’s biggest ever order for... continue
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Lead Story
Firstgroup’s board has explained how it plans to boost shareholder returns in the face of a renewed call for the business to be broken up. In a... continue
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News
FirstGroup HAS rejected a call from Sandell Asset Management to dispose of its US businesses. The New York-based hedge fund manager, founded by... continue
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News
Stagecoach Group’s six month results to 30 October show modest improvements in group revenue, up 5% to £1.474bn (H1 2012,... continue
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People/people
John McFarlane is to succeed Martin Gilbert as chairman of FirstGroup on 1 January. Dumfries-born McFarlane is chairman of insurance group Aviva plc... continue
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News
Half year results for the multidisciplinary consultancy Atkins record strong revenue growth in all UK sectors, especially rail and highways. Revenue... continue
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Lead Story
National Express Group has reported revenue growth of 5% in the third quarter, and 3% for the year to date. The group has five main business areas:... continue
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Lead Story
Stagecoach has appointed Transport for London’s former director of performance, Clare Kavanagh, to its UK Bus division.  Kavanagh joins as... continue
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Viewpoint
Chas Ball, Carplus Trust
It was refreshing to hear the enthusiasm of Baroness Susan Kramer, the new transport minister whose remit covers car clubs, at the London launch of... continue
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Analysis
Andrew Forster
The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change last week published its new assessment of man’s influence on the... continue
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