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662 - 17 December 2014: News
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
David Metz is visiting professor at the Centre for Transport Studies, University College London, and author of Peak Car – the Future of Travel published by Landor LINKS.
David Metz, University College London
The Government has published its long-heralded Road Investment Strategy (RIS) containing £15bn of expenditure to 2021 on 127 major schemes to... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
Roads play a vital part in the functioning of modern economies and so investing in them is as important as providing services such as electricity,... continue
Categories: Road building, England
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
The sales brochure for the apartments at former DfT HQ emphasises how close they are to many central London attractions: Harvey Nichols is just seven minutes away, Cartier nine minutes away, Dior ten minutes away, the National Portrait Gallery six minutes away, the British Museum ten minutes away, and the Royal Opera House eight minutes away. At least if you go by car. The DfT, it seems, forgot to insist on a travel plan.
Construction work is currently underway at the DfT and the poor reception staff are shivering away in the drafty temporary arrangements. But, as our... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
Bridget Rosewell is right to point out that an incremental appraisal is unsuitable to assess developments such as Canary Wharf and Docklands, but HS2... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Tony Bolden, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN16
The Office for Rail Regulation has just released statistics on station usage for 2013/14. As in previous years it offers a valuable time series guide... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Biggs, Tamworth, Staffs B77
As 2014 draws to a close, it might well be remembered as the year of air quality alarmism. Given that air pollutants have fallen markedly since 1990,... continue
Local Transport Today
John Dales
A picture of a man shortly before he concludes the need for a bigger boat
John Dales
I start with apologies to anyone anticipating a piece entitled ‘Nothing works without walking’. I promised this last month, but this will... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Is giving 30 local authorities a voice in 
Rail North really a good idea?
Paul Salveson
George Osborne seems to have a fixation on mayors. The recent deal with the Greater Manchester local authorities to get devolved powers and a bit of... continue