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Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The Government’s hopes of an electric car revolution were dealt a blow this week as Toyota announced it was scrapping plans for a mass market... continue
Local Transport Today
Feature
Bharani Lakshminarasimhan
More than 60% of the world’s population is expected to live in cities by 2020, which will result in considerable congestion if left unabated.... continue
Local Transport Today
Feature
Ross Clark
Over the last few years, there has been a lot of argument about the respective advantages of LRT (light rail transit) over BRT (bus rapid transit),... continue
Local Transport Today
Feature
Rodrigo Sírio Coelho and Eduardo Cândido Coelho
The city of Belo Horizonte is gearing up to host the 2014 World Cup in Brazil, where the addition of a deluge of visitors to a population of over 2.5... continue
Local Transport Today
Feature
Colin Brader
The severity of the ‘infection’ varies from place to place – all those affected show signs of (economic) recovery, although their... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has suggested that its planes may fly in bird-like formations and automatically select the most fuel-efficient routes... continue
New Transit
Rail News
Italian rail operator Trenitalia and global travel and tourism transaction technology specialist Amadeus have signed a distribution agreement linking... continue
New Transit
Light Rail News Lead Story
CSR Zhuzhou Electric Locomotive in China has unveiled a prototype light metro trainset which uses supercapacitor energy storage to operate without an... continue
New Transit
Viewpoint
Ian Wright
We’ve all been stuck on a station platform or at a bus-stop at one time or another, and there’s nothing more frustrating than having no... continue
Parking Review
Contracts
Hamilton Airport in New Zealand has adopted the Chauntry Parkspace car park booking system. Theresa Hughes, chief executive of Maidenhead-based... continue
Categories: airports, Rest of World
Local Transport Today
News
The Gulf state of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund Qatar Holdings has agreed to buy a 20% stake in airport operator BAA for an estimated... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The DfT has announced details of a £4.5bn contract to acquire 92 new ‘intercity’ trains made up of 596 carriages (some five-car,... continue
Local Transport Today
News
NETWORK?RAIL has launched an international rail consultancy business as part of what it describes as “a wider reform agenda which has seen us... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 3 July Guardian columnist George Monbiot informed the paper’s readers that he had changed his mind about the theory of ‘peak... continue
New Transit
In brief
Swedish smartcard reader producer Arcontia Technology has equipped Malaysian bus operator Handal Indah with an automatic fare collection (AFC) and... continue
New Transit
Bus News
Trueform Engineering, designers, manufacturers and installers of public transport  system infrastructure, have been acquired by UK based private... continue
New Transit
Environment Lead Story
With dense populations and small footprints, urban areas offer one of the most fertile grounds for promoting sustainable transport, yet transport... continue
New Transit
Bus News
The double decker is the bus design that refuses to die. By rights, it shouldn’t exist, given that it involves passengers walking up and down... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 27 June Stephen King, HSBC’s group chief economist and the bank’s global head of economics and asset allocation research, suggested in... continue
New Transit
Environment Lead Story
Within 10 years, most of the world’s buses will be electric (mainly hybrids), industry consultant Dr Peter Harrop told New Transit’s... continue
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