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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Alan Wenban-Smith, Urban & Regional Policy, Birmingham
Chris Riley rather misses the point of the critique that I and others have levelled at the conventional approach to transport appraisal enshrined in... continue
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Letters to the editor
David Metz, Centre for Transport Studies, University College London, Gower Street, London
Chris Riley recognises that the economic benefits of improved transport go well beyond time savings, enabling changes in land use, productivity and... continue
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Letters to the editor
Vanessa Kovacevic, Newmarket, Suffolk
I have been following the debate about value of time with considerable interest. I think, however, it is time to go back and ask a basic... continue
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Sub story to regular feature
The DfT is to release a draft appraisal tool to help local authorities assess the carbon dioxide emission impacts of their transport policies. The... continue
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Viewpoint
Chris Riley, Oxera Consulting
The Government's policy of public spending cuts has highlighted the importance of assessing the value for money of different types of spending.... continue
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Regular news
The High-Speed rail lobby has hit back at critics who say there is no case for spending billions of pounds on a network. Greengauge 21, the... continue
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Regular news
The Labour Party is to review its commitment to a high-speed rail network as part of leader Ed Miliband’s root and branch review of party... continue
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Regular news
The City of Edinburgh Council is to appoint consultants to review the business case for the Edinburgh tram project, amid fears that even the proposed... continue
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Regular news
A revision to transport appraisal rules has almost trebled the value for money of a road scheme on Merseyside.  Sefton Council’s own... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Policy Determine and implementation are usually described as an ‘art’ (compared with the claims of ‘science’ for traffic... continue
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Letters to the editor
Ali Clabburn, Managing director, Liftshare, Attleborough Norfolk NR17
Local authorities across the country are looking for ways to reduce their costs whilst still providing essential services. It is clear that tweaking... continue
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Letters to the editor
Greg Marsden, Peter Mackie, Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2
In your article on NATA (ibid) you characterise our evidence to the House of Commons transport select committee as part of the “traditionalists... continue
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Letters to the editor
Graham Nalty, Boulton Moor, Derby DE24
The article on the DfT’s New Approach to Appraisal (NATA) that identifies the polarised approach taken by different people and organisations is... continue
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Introduction
The modelling world would seem to be suffering from something of a crisis of confidence at present. No longer is there a long string of articles in... continue
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Sub story to feature
TraMPNet is a group of transport modelling practitioners who meet regularly to exchange ideas and discuss topical ideas centred around the theme of... continue
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Articles
Transport modelling provides the evidence base for developing transport solutions, selecting the best option, producing a business case and... continue
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News extra
Andrew Forster
Sometimes in interviews the most speculative questions deliver the most interesting replies. And so it was earlier this month when LTT asked... continue
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In brief
Transport for London is calling for changes to transport appraisal to allow projects that open up brownfield land to be justified. TfL says the... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
Though occasioned by the Tube strike, these are not comments on the strike as such, the strength of the case or the merits of the strategy adopted by... continue
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