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Local Transport Today
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The DfT’s modelling tools fail to predict all the recent slump in UK aviation demand following the 2008 financial crisis, the Department... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
The phenomenal growth in demand for air travel over the last three decades has driven investment in new airport capacity as well as better surface... continue
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Greater use of video-conferencing is unlikely to have any impact on cutting carbon dioxide emissions from aviation, according to DfT... continue
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Rik Thomas
Transport for London has added new voice recognition technology to its journey planning telephone service (0843 222 1234) that will enable callers to... continue
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The European Commission is inviting bids for a 1 million Euro modelling contract to assess likely developments in transport systems across Member... continue
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Andrew Forster
The Government’s plans for a high-speed rail network have generated an almighty ding-dong  between supporters and opponents over matters... continue
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Twelve companies including Mott MacDonald, Atkins, Capita, Siemens and Mouchel have won places on the highways and transport lot of the new Local... continue
Local Transport Today
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Rik Thomas
Northern Link Traffic Data Consultancy (NLTDC) has launched a new video traffic survey product intended to speed up the process of enumerating survey... continue
Local Transport Today
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Rik Thomas
Traveline Cymru launched a free iphone app at this year’s Eisteddfod in Wrexham. The bilingual travel app, which is believed to be the first of... continue
Local Transport Today
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Rik Thomas
Internet search engine Google has updated its map of London to provide live public transport information and directions. The service relies on... continue
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In brief
Southampton City Council has invited bids to replace the city’s real-time bus information system. The contract has a potential value of... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Councils opposed to the DfT’s high-speed rail plans have questioned the legality of the consultation that ended last month.  The 51m... continue
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Transport planners have a “widespread lack of confidence” in the technical analysis underpinning the high-speed rail plans, the Transport... continue
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Andrew Forster
The computer modelling underpinning the Government’s high-speed rail plan is inadequate and cannot provide a sound basis for proceeding with... continue
Local Transport Today
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Rik Thomas
Public transport software supplier Trapeze has launched its NOVUS suite of integrated software modules. NOVUS-FX provides the core database for... continue
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Letters to the editor
Andy Carr - Senior associate, Traffic Design Group, Christchurch, New Zealand
I noted with interest that, at the recent ITS annual conference, Philip Barton said data from vehicle satnav systems might ultimately replace more... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Local Economic Impact Model (LEIM) enables predictions to be made about how transport policies and investments will impact on spatial development... continue
Local Transport Today
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The sub-regional transport model (SRTM) actually comprises five models (see diagram).  The highways model was developed by Hyder using the... continue
Local Transport Today
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South Hampshire may not have the same profile as the big Metropolitan areas in the Midlands and North of England but it is nonetheless one of the... continue
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A new iPhone app developed by Phil Jones Associates, StopDist, is, the company says, a useful tool to quickly and easily calculate the recommended... continue
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