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Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Driver’s Union, Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire
Oh dear. Rachel Aldred may be a senior lecturer of transport at the University of Westminster but her rhetoric about cycling and drivers is hardly... continue
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People/people
David Banister is to retire from his position as director of the Transport Studies Unit at the University of Oxford, a post he has held since 2006.... continue
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Regular news
Deniz Huseyin
Not surprisingly, the dominant topics of conversation at this year’s Smarter Travel were how the Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) had... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
Government ministers will today launch the start of on-street driverless vehicle trials in the Royal Borough of Greenwich in south London. Transport... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Transport history is a separate little sub-discipline of history, overlapping into politics, economics and geography, focusing on topics such as... continue
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In brief
An international study into the key ingredients for delivering a mass cycling culture in cities has been published by Transport for London. The study... continue
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Regular news
The DfT has given an update on its research project to review the value of travel time for use in appraisal.  The project is being undertaken by... continue
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Analysis
The practicality and value of conducting large numbers of context-specific appraisals on the economic impacts of transport projects is questioned in... continue
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Analysis
More context-specific appraisals of transport projects would give better insights into their likely economic impacts, according to the report for the... continue
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Analysis
Andrew Forster
New guidance for transport project promoters on how they should present and assess the economic impacts of their schemes is to be prepared by the... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Returning home after Christmas, the traumas of trying to arrive by train at Finsbury Park in crisis were softened by a nice gift from my colleagues... continue
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In brief
A new research centre specialising in ‘big data’ is to be set up in London by the Government. The £42m Alan Turing Centre will... continue
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In brief
The Government is introducing financial assistance for anyone in England under 30 wanting to study a taught Masters postgraduate degree. The income... continue
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Regular news
A three dimensional approach to gaining the best regional outcomes from the planned investment in high-speed rail has been put forward in a study by... continue
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Regular feature
Consultant KPMG has conducted further work into the economic benefits of HS2 but the new findings have failed to satisfy one of the consultant’s fiercest critics
Government company HS2 Ltd published research last year by consultant KPMG, which concluded that building the London-West Midlands-Manchester/Leeds... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Consider the effect of population density on travel. It is unusually easy to research, and the findings are usually straightforward, entirely... continue
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People/people
Professor John Hibbs OBE, one of the leading academic advocates of bus deregulation, has died. Hibbs spent much of his academic career at the... continue
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Regular news
The number of UK students studying for transport Masters at 12 leading universities has fallen below 100 full-time equivalents, according to figures... continue
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Regular news
A new study into the future of England’s major roads is being commissioned by the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund. The two-year ‘Major roads of... continue
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In brief
Transport for London should develop guidance to help decide when to segregate cyclists from other traffic, according to a team of researchers. The... continue
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