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Local Transport Today
Regular news
An absence of accessible facilities and poor customer service is a major barrier to disabled drivers purchasing fuel at petrol... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Questions have been raised about the future of travel plans for new developments after a court ruling that local authorities in England cannot... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Deniz Huseyin
The UK’s intelligent mobility sector is being hindered by gaps in the open data available, according to a report commissioned by the Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
It seems strange to read the letter by Alan Wenban-Smith that the DfT is still pursuing the discredited ‘user time savings’ transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Government has dropped plans to reduce rail service frequencies where demand is low in the north of England but is to press ahead with... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Transport for Greater Manchester wants to take over the management of all the conurbation’s rail stations – including the ‘crown... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Northumberland County Council is to review its network of subsidised bus services using new criteria that include accessibility-based measures. The... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
In brief
Shared space street schemes should always incorporate a ‘safe zone’ for exclusive use by pedestrians, says new accessibility guidance... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport planners and urban designers must give more thought to the needs of mobility scooter users, according to a new report for the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
London homebuyers will pay £42,000 more for a property 500m from the nearest station than they would for a similar property a further 1km... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Forty-two railway stations across Britain are to share £100m to improve accessibility for disabled passengers, rail minister Baroness Kramer... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Derek Halden, DHC, Edinburgh EH4
It was good to see some coverage of new accessibility modelling software but peppering the article with references to “accessibility planning... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
What is the biggest change in the field of accessibility planning in the past few years? According to Simon Court, projects director at Basemap and a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Five rail stations in Wales are to benefit from £12m of access improvements for the mobility impaired through the installation of facilities... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London wants to make more use of location data supplied by technologies such as mobile phones and GPS devices in its transport... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The House of Commons transport committee is inviting evidence for its new inquiry into passenger transport in isolated communities. Issues include:... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A new push is needed to revitalise the accessibility planning agenda in England, a committee of MPs has said. The House of Commons environmental... continue
Local Transport Today
Articles
Local Transport Today
Feature
Dave Newton
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) and the area’s 10 local authorities received £32.46m through the LSTF process, and has locally... continue
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