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Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Alan Wenban-Smith, Urban & Regional Policy
Since Sir Rod Eddington’s report on transport and the economy in 2006, economic growth has been the prime aim of public investment in... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Transport Planning Society says the DfT is undermining its own transport appraisal methods by planning to reform the Highways Agency’s... continue
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Regular news
Traffic levels on a recently built bridge across the Forth estuary are running more than 30% lower than forecast, according to analysis published by... continue
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In brief
The DfT has outlined plans to toughen up monitoring and evaluation of transport projects. The Monitoring and evaluation strategy is light on detail... continue
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Letters to the editor
Mike Crowhurst, Garforth, Leeds LS25
It was to be expected that the ‘Beeching 50’ anniversary would produce the recent crop of nostalgic coverage in the broadcast media and... continue
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Letters to the editor
Gavin Smith, Lower Knowle Farm, Bristol BS3
The row that has blown up between Bristol’s new mayor and North Somerset Council – the latter still wanting its commuter Bus Rapid... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
The first of Boris Johnson’s schemes to give cyclists much greater priority on London’s roads delivers terrible value for money using... continue
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Letters to the editor
David Spaven, Author, Waverley Route: the life, death and rebirth of the Borders Railway, Edinburgh EH10
Those of us who have been involved in the long campaign to restore a railway to the only region of Britain without a train service – the... continue
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Main editorial comment
Andrew Forster
Boris Johnson’s vision for cycling in London is brimming with ideas about how to make the capital’s streets more civilised places in... continue
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Regular feature
Andrew Forster
A major shake-up to the way the DfT provides support to the bus industry in England was signalled last week with the publication of new guidance on... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is consulting on a series of changes to its WebTAG transport appraisal guidance. New guidance explains how bus ‘quality factors’... continue
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Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
The DfT has published a method for monetising the benefits of pedestrianisation and other urban realm schemes. The method is explained in a research... continue
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Letters to the editor
Michael Spackman
Public sector invitations to tender now normally list specific criteria, often with weights ascribed to them, against which tenders will be assessed.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Scottish Government’s £350m Borders Railway project has a benefit:cost ratio of just 0.5:1, according to the project’s final... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
There’s still more than two years to go before England’s new local transport bodies (LTBs) take control of the DfT’s major... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
More details about the DfT’s study into international best practice in transport appraisal have been released (LTT 21 Dec 12 & 08 Feb). The... continue
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Letters to the editor
Bill Wyley, Great Bookham, Surrey KT13
One of the less appreciated aspects of the DfT’s WebTAG transport appraisal guidance is that it says a lot, arguably too much, about the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Malcolm Heymer, Traffic management adviser, Alliance of British Drivers, Dereham, Norfolk NR20
So the DfT has finally let the cat out of the bag on the setting of local speed limits (‘Speed limit circular supports lower limits in town and... continue
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Lead Story
Andrew Forster
A number of local authorities in England are discussing plans to audit each other’s major transport scheme appraisals rather than employing... continue
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In brief
The Institute for Transport Studies at the University of Leeds has won the DfT’s contract for an international study of best practice in... continue
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