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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Roberts, Transport Fund portfolio manager, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Leeds LS1
The article on the work of Professor Peter Mackie and Tom Worsley on how to make transport appraisal more relevant to the real economy is very... continue
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Secondary stories
TWO of  Britain’s most influential transport economists have outlined their priorities for making transport appraisal more relevant to... continue
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Letters to the editor
Colin Black, Director, Contemporary Transport, Kent TN11
Adrian Davis rightly draws attention to the fact that a wealth of research evidence is hidden from view (Viewpoint LTT 29 May). Credible evidence... continue
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Viewpoint
Tom van Vuren, Mott MacDonald
The publication of HM Treasury’s AQUA Book, published in March, follows on from the Review of quality assurance of government analytical... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
Neil Taylor of consultant ITP discussed the explosion of data sources for transport planning. The biggest trip datasets were held by mobile phone... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
The research informing the DfT’s forthcoming economic impact appraisal guidance was explained by one of the researchers, James Laird of the... continue
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In brief
The volume of road traffic on Britain’s roads grew sharply last year according to new figures published by the DfT. The estimated overall... continue
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Regular news
Physical activity is the “nearest thing to a panacea” in combatting an ”extraordinary range” of health problems, according to... continue
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Analysis
Luis (Pilo) Willumsen discusses the opportunities and challenges he foresees in the next decade and beyond The 2007/2008 banking crises was very... continue
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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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