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Local Transport Today
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Cloud computing presents huge opportunities for improving traffic management, Mark Bodger, business analyst at Siemens Mobility, told this... continue
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Andrew Forster
High-speed rail will deliver huge benefits to the economies of cities where stations are built, according to a report commissioned by HS2 Ltd, the... continue
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Pardon the pun but eagle-eyed readers of Labour press releases may have noticed that shadow transport secretary Maria Eagle’s statements on... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Fittingly, it was while daydreaming on a bus that I glanced out of the window and saw the slogan: ‘Buses Stop but Dreams Don’t’.... continue
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Andrew Forster
Platoons of lorries controlled by only one driver could be trialled on UK roads. The DfT says platoons could have “huge benefits” if they... continue
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Lee Baker
Automotive supplier Continental and technology company IBM have announced a collaboration agreement to jointly develop mobile vehicle solutions that... continue
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Andrew Forster
Edinburgh’s TRAMS are expected to take longer than the bus to travel from the city’s airport to the city centre. Municipally-owned... continue
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Letters to the editor
Tony Bolden, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN16
In 2009 Reg Harman and I had an article published in Public money & management, in which we set out a case for a high-speed rail route from... continue
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The relationship between economic growth and road traffic levels is weakening over time, according to a DfT report explaining last month’s road... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
The DfT has published new traffic forecasts, as they do from time to time. Their credibility is seriously challenged, but that is not the point of... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Hoad, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham
I am writing to pass on some information relating to the on-going HS2 study that I believe significantly affects how it should be viewed. Based on my... continue
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The DfT has rejected the theory of ‘peak car’ and is forecasting road traffic in England to grow by 43% by 2040. Revised road traffic... continue
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The DfT’s top civil servant has rejected MPs’ suggestions that the business case for the Government’s high-speed rail plans has been artificially inflated using favourable assumptions. Andrew Forster
The DfT’s top civil servant has rejected MPs’ suggestions that the business case for the Government’s high-speed rail plans has... continue
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Yotta DCL, the highways technology arm of Oxford Metrics Group, has purchased highway software and IT services firm Mayrise Systems. Yotta supplies... continue
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John Helm
‘Fusion: feasibility and the future of transport’ was the title of the Independent Transport Commission’s annual lecture held last... continue
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Traffic models that predict changes in travel conditions in real-time could have big applications in traffic management, according to a software... continue
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The City of London is considering commissioning a pedestrian model. The proposal is mentioned in a paper to the planning and transportation committee... continue
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Transport Modellers should be more open about the uncertainties of their predictions, according to one of the UK’s most prominent transport... continue
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by Andrew Forster
Copenhagen is leading research to improve how cyclists’ behaviour is represented in micro-simulation traffic models.  Danish consultant... continue
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