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Local Transport Today
Interview
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in the Cheshire area are cutting how much reimbursement they pay bus operators for concessionary travel. Cheshire East, Cheshire... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Peak hour journey time savings delivered by major road schemes usually turn out to be  lower than forecast, says Atkins. A statistical test... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Most of the major Highways Agency road schemes built between 2002 and 2010 are delivering high value for money, according to an evaluation of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Many traffic forecasts for major road schemes are inaccurate, with modellers appearing to have particular difficulty predicting traffic levels on new... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Very few of the Highways Agency major road schemes built in recent years appear to have induced additional traffic. For the purpose of its analysis,... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Denise Carlo, Norwich and Norfolk Transport Action Group Norwich NR2
Ministerial approval of the A47 Postwick Hub on the edge of Norwich is an illustration of a transport decision being made on political criteria as... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The UK is internationally renowned for having expertise in transport appraisal, even if there remains a lively debate about whether our methods... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
I don’t know whether Christian Wolmar, Terry Pratchett and Nicole Kidman know each other, and to ask them would spoil a most agreeable fantasy... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Highways Agency claims that the majority of its traffic flows are accurate, and that the accuracy of forecasts is improving over time. It has... continue
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