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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Travel behaviour change policies, integrated transport and land use planning, and high-speed rail could all help cut global carbon dioxide emissions... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Government’s policy of reducing fuel duty on road transport since 2010 has boosted the country’s GDP, according to modelling results... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
John Lamb has left Buckinghamshire County Council where he was divisional director for place. He has set up his own company JL Executive Solutions,... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
TRL has acquired consultancy Transport & Travel Research (TTR). TRL originally bought a minority shareholding in TTR in 2010 but said it would... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
John W E Helm
Municipal bonds could lower the cost of funding local transport projects, according to a Local Government Association report, which calls for the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David G Davies, Executive director, Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTS), Westminster, London SW1P
Many congratulations to LTT on reaching its 25th anniversary.  I have read it regularly and keenly ever since coming across it in its early... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Let us hear no more whinging about the state of the transport planning profession because, according to a survey by freelance recruitment website... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Andrew Last, Minnerva Ltd
Stephen Plowden’s letter in the last issue (“HS2 is even worse than ‘predict and provide’ road planning”) gives an... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
One of the more impressive if less admirable creations of the British tradition of governance is calculated ambiguity, delicate and almost invisible,... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Two hundred years ago it was hard to move much faster than walking speed. Horse-drawn carriages made slow progress on poor roads. With the coming of... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Jonathan Spear has moved to Atkins Asia Pacific as technical director for transport policy, strategy and planning, based in Hong Kong. He was... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
Sabrina Ishfaq has joined consultant WYG Group as a senior consultant. She had been business operations manager of ACT Travelwise since last August... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Darren Richardson, the City of York Council’s director of city and environmental services, is leaving for a job with Orkney Islands... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
James Gleave has joined the Transport Systems Catalyst as an innovation analyst. He was a senior strategic transport officer at Central Bedfordshire... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Alex Pratt OBE has been appointed chair of the Local Enterprise Partnership Network, succeeding David Frost. Pratt is chair of the Buckinghamshire... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Worcestershire County Council’s head of integrated transport Peter Blake is leaving to become Transport for London’s director of service... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The lack of a national spatial plan is a huge hindrance to effective transport planning in England and Wales, according to one of the sector’s... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The Northern Ireland Executive has appointed consultants to a new three-year framework for transport planning services.  Six firms have been... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
On the 3 April 1989 Local Transport Today was launched. The mission then was the same as now: quite simply, to provide you with the best impartial... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
David Metz
I concluded my previous article by observing that average demand for personal daily travel has stabilised at about a thousand trips a year covering... continue
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