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Local Transport Today
Feature
Bharani Lakshminarasimhan
More than 60% of the world’s population is expected to live in cities by 2020, which will result in considerable congestion if left unabated.... continue
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Feature
Kenneth Lin
Lessons should always be learnt from exemplar projects. One such project is in the York region suburbs, just north of Toronto. Toronto has long been... continue
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Letters to the editor
I’d have thought LTT would have picked up on the story that Stagecoach have managed to choose a new chief executive who looks just like the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has suggested that its planes may fly in bird-like formations and automatically select the most fuel-efficient routes... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Internet search engine giant Google has introduced a new function to its Google Maps service for Android mobile phones that will provide UK cyclists... continue
New Transit
Bus News
US bus rapid transit (BRT) schemes typically carry fewer total passengers than those outside the country or than US metro alternatives, according to... continue
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Rail News
Italian rail operator Trenitalia and global travel and tourism transaction technology specialist Amadeus have signed a distribution agreement linking... continue
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Technology News
Mobile phone company Nokia has released its new app for public transport users following successful beta testing. ‘Transport’ (called... continue
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Bus News
New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)’s Bus Time mobile real-time information service has handled its millionth... continue
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Technology News
Two recently-launched San Francisco ride-sharing offers are facing legal probes on the grounds of unfair competition with the city’s taxis.... continue
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Technology News
South Portland City Council in the US is investing US$123,800 in developing a new automatic vehicle location (AVL)/computer aided dispatch (CAD)... continue
New Transit
Market
Though more familiar for other business services, Xerox has taken recent steps to develop a role in transport data analysis and use. Its interest in... continue
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People
Sir Brian Souter is to take over as chairman of Stagecoach next  May when Sir George Mathewson retires, despite concern that the UK corporate... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced that he is looking at plans to construct a network of elevated cycle paths alongside the capital’s... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Public transport operator Stagecoach has announced that its current chief executive, Sir Brian Souter, is to move to the role of chairman next May.... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
RAND Europe senior research fellow Andrew Daly has received the Lifetime achievement award at this year’s International Association for Travel... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Malcolm Bulpitt, Loose, Maidstone ME15
Oh dear, Paul Withrington really cannot escape his self-imposed time warp (ibid).  Apart from in parts of eastern England, the idea of... continue
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Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
In these pages last month we observed that tackling climate change appears to have slipped down the list of transport policy priorities and asked why... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Philip Bates, Buro Happold
Last month’s announcement by the DfT of proposals to upgrade and possibly toll the A14 has reignited the debate about user tolls on our roads.... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Transport operator National Express saw its revenue fall by 17% in the six months to 30 June, down from £1.12bn in the first half of 2011 to... continue
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