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Local Transport Today
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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
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Major changes to how transport projects in England are appraised were announced this week by the DfT, along with  promises of further... continue
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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
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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
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A forecast that HS2 will deliver £15bn of GDP benefits a year has been criticised by an academic specialist in spatial economics.  The... continue
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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
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Andrew Forster
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has launched the Government’s fightback against critics of its high-speed rail plans.... continue
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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
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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
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The DfT has published a  method for calculating the social benefits of bus travel but the  approach cannot be used to boost the... continue
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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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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
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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
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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
Local Transport Today
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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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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