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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT this week explained why the monetary benefits to business travellers of high-speed rail have shot up even though the value of time saved by... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Transport for London is to review how it appraises transport projects, including the treatment of time savings, wider economic benefits, impacts on... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Andrew Forster
It’s not every day that a committee of MPs pores over the detail of a transport consultant’s report. But that’s what happened last... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
A high spot on TV in my youth was the Whitehall Farce series starring Brian Rix and Elspeth Grey. Events gradually descended into farcical chaos,... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Alan Wenban-Smith, Urban & Regional Policy, Birmingham B13
Over the last few weeks HS2 has been taking heavy fire, and not just from NIMBYs. Reports suggest that Labour will want to look critically at... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to feature
Gordon Baker, Managing director of JMP Consultants
Debate continues over both the affordability of transport investments and the best way of meeting future travel demand to achieve sustainable... continue
Local Transport Today
Interview
Professor Phil Goodwin
Last year the theme of the increasingly important annual conference on smarter choices was ‘Rebooting’, and this year it will be... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Cutting values of time for business travellers has had virtually no impact on the value for money of the Government’s high-speed rail plans,... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Major changes to how transport projects in England are appraised were announced this week by the DfT, along with  promises of further... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
David Smith’s letter of 18 October has the headline “We need high-speed rail but HS2 must be reconfigured”.  Rather than that... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Last year the theme of the increasingly important annual conference on Smarter Choices was ‘Rebooting’, and this year it will be... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Derby DE24
Your editorial (‘Objectivity or advocacy?’ LTT 20 Sep) raises the question of the reliability of the claim that HS2 will enable the UK... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Richard Threlfall, Partner, UK Head, Infrastructure, Building and Construction, KPMG LLP, Leeds LS1
We are aware of the statistical issues raised by Professor Henry Overman about our report on the regional economic impacts of high-speed rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A forecast that HS2 will deliver £15bn of GDP benefits a year has been criticised by an academic specialist in spatial economics.  The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
High-speed rail will deliver huge benefits to the economies of cities where stations are built, according to a report commissioned by HS2 Ltd, the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has launched the Government’s fightback against critics of its high-speed rail plans.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
An analysis by KPMG for HS2 Ltd today estimates that the high-speed rail project could generate £15bn of additional annual economic output for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
MPs today demand that the Department’s forthcoming revised business case for HS2 shows why the scheme is the best way to increase rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has published a  method for calculating the social benefits of bus travel but the  approach cannot be used to boost the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Tony Bolden, Littlehampton, West Sussex BN16
In 2009 Reg Harman and I had an article published in Public money & management, in which we set out a case for a high-speed rail route from... continue
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