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Local Transport Today
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The London Borough of Croydon is to ask the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership for a  contribution from its Local Growth Fund... continue
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Many  road scheme costs are underestimated, Atkins reports.  Only half (34) of 67 projects ended up costing within +/-15% of the predicted... continue
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Peak hour journey time savings delivered by major road schemes usually turn out to be  lower than forecast, says Atkins. A statistical test... continue
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Most of the major Highways Agency road schemes built between 2002 and 2010 are delivering high value for money, according to an evaluation of the... continue
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Andrew Forster
Many traffic forecasts for major road schemes are inaccurate, with modellers appearing to have particular difficulty predicting traffic levels on new... continue
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Very few of the Highways Agency major road schemes built in recent years appear to have induced additional traffic. For the purpose of its analysis,... continue
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Transport projects feature prominently in the Scottish Government’s third national planning framework (NPF), which identifies the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Denise Carlo, Norwich and Norfolk Transport Action Group Norwich NR2
Ministerial approval of the A47 Postwick Hub on the edge of Norwich is an illustration of a transport decision being made on political criteria as... continue
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People/people
The Highways Agency has appointed two former rail industry chiefs as non-executive directors: Elaine Holt, who now runs Cat Street Consulting, and... continue
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People/people
Bill Taylor has been appointed managing director of Ringway Infrastructure Services, responsible for highways term service contracts. He was managing... continue
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Local Transport Today
The UK is internationally renowned for having expertise in transport appraisal, even if there remains a lively debate about whether our methods... continue
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Lee Baker
The Highways Agency claims that the majority of its traffic flows are accurate, and that the accuracy of forecasts is improving over time. It has... continue
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Heathrow Airport has accused London mayor Boris Johnson of “scaremongering” with claims that the M25 could have to close for five years... continue
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The Highways Agency’s programme of route-based strategies is taking too long and hampering local authority efforts to promote economic... continue
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Secondary stories
The Government this week approved Norfolk County Council’s plans for a new £19m road junction on the eastern edge of Norwich despite it... continue
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Lee Baker
The Government has abandoned a rational transport policy with its commitment to a new roads building programme on "a flimsy evidence base," the... continue
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The Government has scrapped plans to introduce tolls on a new section of the A14 across Cambridgeshire because of fierce opposition. The DfT had... continue
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Ministers have narrowed down the choice of locations for a new Lower Thames road crossing to two locations.  The DfT had been expected to... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT is to lengthen the A1 Lobley Hill to Dunston improvement scheme in the North East, which was announced in the autumn statement last year. The... continue
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The DfT has confirmed the construction of a new junction on the M55 near Bartle, Preston, that will relieve pressure on the M55 junction 1 at... continue
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