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Local Transport Today
Regular feature
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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Detail
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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In brief
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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Regular news
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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Viewpoint
Henry Abraham, HJA Associates
The Mayor of London’s roads task force is due to publish its findings shortly, addressing the contentious issue of how we best use... continue
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Andrew Forster
The National Audit Office has praised the DfT for keeping the capital costs of the multi-billion pound Thameslink project within budget. But it has... continue
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Andrew Forster
Restrictions on lorry movements, changes to the rules for enforcing Advanced Stop Lines for cyclists at junctions, and speed awareness courses for... continue
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Lead Story
Rik Thomas & Andrew Forster
Two major projects to develop new transport modelling capabilities are underway, with the DfT launching a review of the National Transport Model and... continue
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The first designs for the Transport Systems Catapult’s new National Transport Systems Modelling (NTSM) facility will be published by autumn... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
There is no agreement within the transport sector about how the impact of transport schemes on the local economy should be modelled, according to a... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
Transport modellers are ill-equipped to understand how changes in urban lifestyles and technology will affect peoples’ travel behaviour, a... continue
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Main editorial comment
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An interesting discussion about whether the volume of work involved in modelling and appraising local transport major schemes is appropriate, or... continue
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People/consultants
Chris Hanley has joined consultant Atkins to lead on its travel demand management work. He joins from SKM Colin Buchanan, where he was team leader... continue
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Articles
Gary Nulty, Streetwise
With video cameras replacing people on most count surveys over the past decade or so, the lag between fieldwork and final results has increased as... continue
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Sub story to feature
Lenny Winsel
Traditionally urban space design has always favoured vehicle movement over pedestrian movement and the need for high quality transportation... continue
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Lána Pennycook
Sydney is Australia’s largest and most densely populated city, with a population of 4.6 million. The city’s central business district... continue
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