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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Robert Goodwill MP, Parliamentary under secretary of state for transport, Department for Transport, Great Minster House, London SW1P
I write following your coverage of the draft National Networks National Policy Statement (“Rethink ‘predict and provide’ roads... continue
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Viewpoint
Keith Mitchell, Peter Brett Associates
The draft National Policy Statement for national networks sets out its stall as follows: “The NPS sets out the Government’s vision and... continue
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Detail
Transport Scotland has appointed SYSTRA to evaluate the impact of the Larkhall to Milngavie railway project, which included the re-construction of a... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Sharp-eyed readers (actually, even the bleariest hung-over ones) will have noticed a recurrent thread among the three lead stories in the last issue... continue
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Viewpoint
David Metz
The National Travel Survey (NTS) has been tracking the travel behaviour of residents of Britain for the past 40 years. All credit to the... continue
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Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Roads minister Robert Goodwill this week responded to the professional debate about the Government’s road planning, saying ministers had no... continue
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Lead Story
Transport planners, local authorities, and public transport and environmental lobby groups have called on the DfT to rewrite its National Policy... continue
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Secondary stories
The DfT is seeking evidence on the link between transport infrastructure investment and economic performance, which could inform updated guidance on... continue
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Interview
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Regular news
Lee Baker
Investing in transport improvements in congested urban areas has a bigger impact on economic growth than nearly any other type of spending, according... continue
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In brief
The DfT has given a strong endorsement to the hotly-contested analysis by consultant KPMG   into the productivity effects of HS2. Responding to... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
History repeats itself, they say, though never exactly and always with some quirk or unexpected feature that can lead the unwary to make fools of... continue
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Regular feature
John W E Helm
If Leeds City Council and the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (Metro) get their way, the trolleybus will be returning to the streets of... continue
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Regular news
Transport Scotland’s £741.5m programme to improve rail links between Edinburgh and Glasgow has a benefit:cost ratio of just 0.7,... continue
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Regular news
The DfT has released the new streamlined version of its transport appraisal guidance, WebTAG, which it says is now clearer, easier to use and only... continue
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In brief
Local authorities in the Cheshire area are cutting how much reimbursement they pay bus operators for concessionary travel. Cheshire East, Cheshire... continue
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Letters to the editor
Vanessa Kovacevic, Suffolk IP28
I am delighted that you found so much space to report the results of the Highways Agency’s POPE post-opening meta-study of major road schemes... continue
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Main editorial comment
Opponents of HS2 are furious at transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin’s decision to veto publication of the Major Projects Authority’s... continue
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Regular news
Two councils are planning to scrap their long-standing ambitions for a new railway station between Bexhill and Hastings on the South Coast. A station... continue
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Regular news
Hopes of restoring rail passenger services to a South Coast branch line have been dashed after a study found the project offers poor value for... continue
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