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Local Transport Today
Detail
Atkins has reported a strong performance from its UK rail business in an interim management statement for the period from 1 April. The company said... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The boom in shale gas and shale oil production in the US is prompting people to rethink future fossil fuel supplies, according to an analyst. The... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Tim Buxton has joined FirstGroup as international business development director. Buxton moves from consultant Steer Davies Gleave who he joined last... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
“Necessity is the mother of invention” – yes, we’ve all heard that before, but it’s still true. Here in Kirklees... 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
News
TRL has signed a partnership agreement with US-based engineering consultant GCA Inc to undertake consultancy and research projects sharing knowledge... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
It may be that the first printed use of the phrase ‘peak car’ was in Local Transport Today. Transport Reviews is one of the... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Former ScotRail managing director Mary Grant is joining National Express Group as managing director for business development. She joins from high... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
John Helm
‘Fusion: feasibility and the future of transport’ was the title of the Independent Transport Commission’s annual lecture held last... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The future of public bike hire schemes was one of the major talking points at this year’s Velocity conference held in Vienna last week. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Network Rail Consulting and rail industry body RSSB have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to secure overseas business.... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
FirstGroup has announced  a £615m rights issue and scrapped its final dividend for 2012/13 in an effort to reduce debts and avoid a credit... continue
Local Transport Today
Articles
Peter Debney
How do people navigate through a building, a train station or an airport? What happens when you need to evacuate an area, or if a number of exits... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The notion that the UK Government is going backwards in its commitment to cut carbon dioxide emissions made the front page of The Independent on 11... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Atkins has been awarded a construction manager contract by the Colorado Department of Transportation for the reconstruction of a six-mile stretch of... continue
New Transit
People
Sir Peter Hendy , Commissioner of Transport for London is set to become the new president of UITP, The International Association of Public... continue
New Transit
Feature
T ravellers were once tempted by the simple pleasures of their journey: a time to reflect, relax and simply stare out the window. Or they just... continue
New Transit
Bus News
Six all-electric buses just put in service by Arriva in the national park of Schiermonnikoog in the Dutch province of Friesland have become the first... continue
New Transit
Feature
Kenneth Lin
According to National Rail’s Journey Planner, a simple trip in the Greater London area from Watford Junction to Woking requires two mainline... continue
New Transit
Feature
Though Paris and London have attracted attention by developing their regional heavy rail networks to supplement existing tube/metro lines through new... continue
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