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Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The DfT this week dismissed an academic’s claim that the  method of scoring tenders for a new transport study is irrational. Writing in... continue
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Regular news
THE DFT is launching a review of how project promoters estimate the local and regional economic impacts of transport projects. The tender notice for... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Transport Ministers from time to time like to say that Britain has the “best transport appraisal system in the world”. The... continue
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Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
Have you ever seen the business case for the Great Western electrification programme or the ‘Electric Spine’ project to electrify rail... continue
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Lead Story
Andrew Forster
An Academic’s suggestion that consultants should be penalised for producing “significantly inaccurate and misleading” forecasts has... continue
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People/people
Yaron Hollander has been appointed policy appraisal and sub-regional modelling manager at Transport for London, joining from South Yorkshire... continue
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Analysis
“I wish it becomes true ‘the day the transportation forecasters are penalised’. The majority of toll road revenues are not meeting... continue
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Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Transport consultants should be penalised for producing “significantly inaccurate and misleading” forecasts of transport project costs... continue
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Secondary stories
The DfT is to review how its transport appraisal techniques compare with international best practice. The study will “check whether we are... continue
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Analysis
Lee Baker
Hundreds of delegates attended the DfT-supported ‘Re-booting Smarter Travel’ conference in Bristol earlier this month to share... continue
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John Dales
John Dales
IF YOU’D bumped into the transport planning profession at any time over the past decade or more, say in the street or at a party, and asked it... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT has set out how it plans to ensure that local transport bodies (LTBs) spend devolved major scheme funding responsibly so that the funds... continue
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Analysis
Andrew Forster
Using tolls to part-fund an improvement to the A14 across Cambridgeshire significantly reduces the scheme’s business case, according to the... continue
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Feature
Chris Hardwick & Alistair Kirkbride
Effective monitoring and evaluation is vital in delivering a successful Local Sustainable Transport Fund (LSTF) programme. LSTF partnerships are now... continue
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Feature
Rory McMullan
The Vélib’ is a network of over 20,000 bikes available for hire at automated docking stations throughout the centre of Paris. It has... continue
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Regular news
Centro has estimated that the rail service enhancements it plans to subsidise to Stratford-upon-Avon will generate more than double the additional... continue
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Media monitor
The Government's decision to re-start the bidding process for the West Coast rail franchise provoked undisguised fury from many of the media’s... continue
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Letters to the editor
Local Transport Today
When calamity strikes, there is often someone, somewhere, making hay from others’ misery. And so it is with the fiasco of the DfT’s West... continue
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John Dales
John Dales
I'm writing this on the way back from a first-ever visit to a political party conference, in this case the Conservatives’. Given that I’d... continue
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