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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
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
“Bygones are bygones” is perhaps the only solid proposition in economics. Nevertheless, it should not be used to justify continuing with... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
Nick Richardson enjoys being in the driving seat. Before becoming a transport planner he drove buses for a living, working for United Counties in... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Hoad, Sutton Coldfield, Birmingham
I am writing to pass on some information relating to the on-going HS2 study that I believe significantly affects how it should be viewed. Based on my... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
The DfT’s top civil servant has rejected MPs’ suggestions that the business case for the Government’s high-speed rail plans has been artificially inflated using favourable assumptions. Andrew Forster
The DfT’s top civil servant has rejected MPs’ suggestions that the business case for the Government’s high-speed rail plans has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Significant variations in how countries value travel time savings in project appraisal have been highlighted in an international review of appraisal... continue
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Letters to the editor
David Metz, Centre for Transport Studies, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E
The Government has announced a major programme of road repair and construction (‘Roads boost and BSOG saved as LEPs get local transport... continue
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Regular news
The first attempt to apply cost-benefit analysis to England’s concessionary travel scheme has concluded that the benefits of free travel to... continue
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Regular news
The City of London has questioned the suitability of the DfT’s speed limit appraisal tool to urban areas. Officers told the City’s... continue
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Regular news
The Office of Rail Regulation has asked Network Rail to study the costs and benefits of speeding up long-distance rail journeys. “We are... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The National Audit Office has praised the DfT for keeping the capital costs of the multi-billion pound Thameslink project within budget. But it has... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Transport scheme appraisal needs to be radically simplified and shortened to make it fit for purpose in the new era of devolved major scheme... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Rik Thomas & Andrew Forster
Two major projects to develop new transport modelling capabilities are underway, with the DfT launching a review of the National Transport Model and... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
There is no agreement within the transport sector about how the impact of transport schemes on the local economy should be modelled, according to a... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Transport modellers are ill-equipped to understand how changes in urban lifestyles and technology will affect peoples’ travel behaviour, a... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Vanessa Kovacevic, Newmarket IP28
In his article celebrating the 50th anniversary of Traffic in Towns, John Dales derides those of us who continue to believe that ‘predict and... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
An interesting discussion about whether the volume of work involved in modelling and appraising local transport major schemes is appropriate, or... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Chris Hanley has joined consultant Atkins to lead on its travel demand management work. He joins from SKM Colin Buchanan, where he was team leader... continue
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Local Transport Today
Regular news
by Andrew Forster
The DfT has launched a consultation on options for a new multi-billion pound road crossing of the Thames to the east of London, which, it says, could... continue
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