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The Treasury should allow all travel behaviour change transport measures to be funded from capital expenditure according to a new report on how local... continue
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A new study is to identify ways to dramatically reduce carbon dioxide emissions from transport in London. The project aims to identify policies that... continue
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Decision-making could be improved if more information were provided to policy-makers about the composition of the time savings, says the DfT. Time... continue
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Monetary values could be applied to a wider range of environmental impacts of transport schemes but the DfT is asking consultees to identify which... continue
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The Welsh Assembly Government has awarded the University of Glamorgan in Pontypridd £45,000 from the Knowledge Exploitation Fund to study the... continue
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Although personalised travel planning has been practiced in the UK for a decade it still remains on the policy fringe, along with many of the other... continue
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Obesity is going to continue to be a significant health issue in the UK for at least the next several decades and, even in the long term, changes to... continue
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Local authorities should become the leaders of the Government's efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions, according to a new report published by... continue
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The University of Plymouth's new transport research centre will be launched on the 24th of this month. The Centre for Sustainable Transport is led by... continue
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A distance-learning based MBA in transport strategy and management is to be launched in January by the Aberdeen Business School of Robert Gordon... continue
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The year 2007 looks set to go down in history as something of a landmark 12 months for UK street design. The Government's Manual for Streets guidance... continue
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David Begg has been appointed a visiting professor at the University of Plymouth. Begg is chairman of Tube Lines and a non-executive director of... continue
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The Yorkshire and Humber Assembly has commissioned JMP Consulting and the Stockholm Environment Institute at the University of York to identify ways... continue
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Carbon dioxide emissions from freight transport in the UK are likely to continue rising over the next ten years according to new research. The... continue
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Universities have voiced concern about the future of the Masters courses in transport amid fears that a move to make degrees comparable across the EU... continue
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Consultant TRL's programme development director Glyn Rhys-Tyler has left to carry out research for a PhD at Newcastle University.... continue
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A continuing road construction programme is vital to ensuring the UK's economic prosperity because new roads help to break local monopolies, drive... continue
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The prevalence of obesity could be dramatically reduced and carbon dioxide emissions could be significantly cut if policy-makers did more to... continue
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Charles Rice has been appointed chairman of the Transport Research Foundation, taking over from David Hardy, who is retiring. Rice is a former... continue
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David Quarmby has been elected chair of the Independent Transport Commission, taking over from Patrick Brown. Quarmby is a director and consultant... continue
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