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677 - 24 July 2015: News
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Peter Kay’s transport involvement began at 1970s road inquiries, notably the notorious Aire Valley inquiries. He completed a thesis on the role of the public inquiry in British government and since 2004 has been secretary of the Colchester Bus Users’ Group.
Peter Kay
The bus industry (with exceptions!) exhibits a famously poor customer interface, notably its complaint services, which often don’t reply at... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The Urgenda case may not mean much to many people in the UK yet but if environmental groups get their way, it could have significant implications for... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Roberts, Transport Fund portfolio manager, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Leeds LS1
The article on the work of Professor Peter Mackie and Tom Worsley on how to make transport appraisal more relevant to the real economy is very... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
As long ago as 1791 Tom Paine set out in The Rights of Man one of the most important principles of freedom and democracy, yet one that campaign group... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport-watch, Northampton NN2
Ian Gillies, York’s cabinet member for transport and planning, is quite wrong to say that “if residents of Acacia Avenue say a 20mph... continue
Categories: Road safety, England
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Phil Sulley, Yalding, Kent ME18
In mid-Kent, and I assume in other rural areas, we have increasing numbers of long strings of cyclists. On our many narrow, winding roads they can... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
Catching up on post-holiday reading, I was struck by the juxtaposition of two stories on page three of LTT 675 (26 Jun): “McLouglin shunts... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
The key to ultra-light rail markets is keeping the technology simple and low-cost, says John Parry, whose Class 139 Parry People Mover can be built to high or low-floor specifications
John Parry, Parry People Movers Ltd, Cradley Heath, West Midlands B64
Your comment column on ultra-light rail in the last issue ends by asking what is the potential market size for the technology in the UK (‘Any... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players, wrote Shakespeare, with impeccable gender inclusiveness, though he then went... continue
Local Transport Today
Comment extra
The development of the transport charity Sustrans reflects the evolution of sustainable transport as a concept and business over the past 40 years.... continue