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679 - 21 August 2015: News
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
The Times Higher Education has been running a discussion called ‘The worst piece of peer review I’ve ever received’. It was... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Ben Clark
Kiron Chatterjee & Ben Clark Centre for Transport and Society
In his most recent column, Phil Goodwin noted a “widely accepted” proposition that “it is around the point of transition from one... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
It is hard to argue with the basic premise of the Transport Systems Catapult – finding relatively small fish and helping them with funding and... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
The Times made a bit of a muddle of its reporting that the Office of Rail and Road has approved Great North Western Railways’ application to... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Peter Headicar, Oxford OX1
I’m sure most residents and businesses in the three counties now branding themselves as ‘England’s Economic Heartland’ will... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Adrian Grant, Managing director, The TAS Partnership, Preston PR1
I write in response to Jonathan Bray’s letter published in LTT on 7 August. The letter presents a completely distorted picture of our Lessons... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Andrew Braddock, Yateley, Hampshire GU46
The predictable – and entertaining – spat between Jonathan Bray of Pteg and Adrian Grant of TAS seems to concentrate on whose predictions... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Nick O’Donnell, Assistant director – strategic transport, The London Borough of Ealing, Ealing W5
I read with interest Dave Holladay’s Viewpoint (‘Lorry bans to improve cycle safety make good headlines, but do they make good... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Drivers Union, Sutton-on-Sea, Lincs LN12
In his letter, Morten Welde was talking about daytime running lights and not ‘headlights’ as your heading implied (Letters LTT 07... continue
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Letters to the editor
David Duckett, Transport & traffic liaison officer, Gosport Borough Council, Gosport PO12
In response to Morten Welde’s letter on daylight running lights (DRLs) I would note that, as a motorcyclist and cyclist, I hesitate to join him... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Nick Gough, Highways development manager – SW Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire County Council, Hertford SG13
Phil Sulley was claiming to have coined the expression ‘chain’ for a line of cyclists (Letters LTT 24 Jul). I am afraid that he was... continue
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Letters to the editor
James Barber, Liberal Democrat councillor for East Dulwich, London Borough of Southwark, London SE1
I was chuffed to read that TfL plans to procure an automated predictive signalling system to optimise automated predictive signalling... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton takes issue with Transport for Greater Manchester’s suggestion that public transport smartcards are becoming obsolete
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
I do not think that Roger Sexton and/or smartphones are a substitute for smartcard Oyster-style ‘ticketing’ (“‘Are smartcards... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail manager, Campaign for Better Transport, London N1
Running 7ft-longer HGVs is acceptable on the strategic road network but they are not safe on many urban roads due to their lack of manoeuvrability,... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
Your Media Monitor referring to the article by Steve Howell about the Cardiff Valleys rail network is slightly misleading (‘Return of trams to... continue