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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Anthony Rae - Volunteer aviation campaigner, Friends of the Earth, Hebden Bridge, West Yorks, HX7
The discrepancy you expose between the air passenger forecasts of the DfT and individual airports is easily explained. It is just one feature of the... continue
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The DfT has defended the treatment of business travel time in the appraisal of rail projects, pointing to a survey suggesting  that many... continue
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Scottish Borders Council is exploring plans for a new road bridge across the River Tweed to relieve Peebles town centre of traffic and facilitate new... continue
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Andrew Forster
Major cuts to bus services in Cornwall look likely after the council’s decision last week to slash concessionary fares reimbursement paid to... continue
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Guidance to help promoters of new rail stations forecast passenger demand has been published by the DfT. The checklist is contained in a new report... continue
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In brief
Sainsbury’s has appointed consultant JMP to study the traffic impacts of extensions to its foodstores, covering matters such as trip... continue
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In brief
An economics unit that has provided councils in Yorkshire and Humberside with transport advice will live on after its host body, regional development... continue
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Derek Halden - DHC, Edinburgh, EH4
David Simmonds rightly highlights that the value of transport investment we should be measuring is the “value of the benefits due to faster... continue
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Andrew Forster
Local authority public transport co-ordinators in England this week called for the end of concessionary free travel and warned that devolving Bus... continue
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Andrew Forster
Councils opposed to the DfT’s high-speed rail plans have questioned the legality of the consultation that ended last month.  The 51m... continue
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Transport planners have a “widespread lack of confidence” in the technical analysis underpinning the high-speed rail plans, the Transport... continue
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Andrew Forster
The computer modelling underpinning the Government’s high-speed rail plan is inadequate and cannot provide a sound basis for proceeding with... continue
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In brief
Researchers have urged the DfT to change the assumption in transport appraisal that rail passengers do not make productive use of their travel time.... continue
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The Government's high-speed rail plans could become a ‘white elephant’ with higher than expected costs and lower than expected benefits,... continue
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Transport Scotland has published new guidance to strengthen the links between transport and land-use planning. Under the new arrangements, local... continue
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Andrew Forster
A new tool for assessing the value for money of low-cost public transport improvements such as bus priority, real-time information and park-and-ride... continue
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Andrew Forster
Investing in high-speed rail would represent a major misuse of scarce public expenditure, opponents of the Government’s plans told MPs this... continue
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Andrew Forster
The Scottish Government is developing a new method to prioritise capital investment across transport and other sectors.  Alex Neil, the... continue
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Viewpoint
David Simmonds
The analysis of time savings is an essential part of the process of assessing the economic value of transport proposals – known in current... continue
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David Crawford
Climaxing the Modelling World conference, urban and regional policy specialist Alan Wenban-Smith and Chris Riley, an associate with economic... continue
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