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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
The initial and fundamental flaw in the HS2 project was the failure to look at alternative ways of tackling the problems that HS2 is supposed to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Hopes for direct trains between Ebbw Vale and Newport have been boosted by a new report. The railway to Ebbw Vale opened to passenger services in... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Cost-benefit calculations of transport schemes include a quantity called the ‘equity value of time’ which, for non-work time only,... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Public discussion of transport infrastructure investment is being damaged by dubious job creation and economic growth claims, according to the... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
When listening to policy-makers and lobbyists talk about transport and the economy it would be easy to conclude that there is a causal link between... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The treatment of time savings in transport appraisal  favours urban over inter-urban projects, according to researchers. The DfT and Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Commons transport committee today launches a broadside against DfT plans for the strategic road network by questioning the value of turning the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
It is 20 years since the Government’s Planning Policy Guidance 13 on transport wrote the obituary to ‘predict and provide’ but... 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
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
One of the more impressive if less admirable creations of the British tradition of governance is calculated ambiguity, delicate and almost invisible,... 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
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
THE PUBLICATION of the Sir David Higgins’ report on the HS2 high-speed rail network (LTT 21 Mar) provoked yet another flurry of comment in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities in the Leeds City Region are close to finalising a single appraisal framework (SAF) for prioritising transport and other... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The lack of a national spatial plan is a huge hindrance to effective transport planning in England and Wales, according to one of the sector’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The DfT’s appraisal methods fail to capture the full extent of benefits that HS2 will bring, according to the HS2 Growth... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
The phrase “predict and provide” first appeared in my book Towns Against Traffic, published in 1972. I used it to draw attention to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Catapult devises innovation tool The Transport Systems Catapult is developing a tool to help local authorities and others assess the impacts of new... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Peter Headicar, Oxford OX1
In your recent editorial you commented on criticisms of the Government’s ‘predict and provide’ approach to motorway planning as... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Anne Robinson, Friends of the Peak District and Campaign to Protect Rural England South Yorkshire Sheffield S2
Sixty years of aspirations for an all-weather fast route across the Peak District linking the M1 and the M67 were whittled down from a motorway in... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philip Sulley, Yalding, Kent ME18
Once again the DfT’s forecasts of traffic growth on the strategic road network, of some 40%, appear excessive (“Rethink ‘predict... continue
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