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Richard Dilkes: Hub of the matter

Richard Dilkes: Hub of the matter
Richard Dilks CoMoUK

“You’re on mute” was not part of my vocabulary before Covid-19 lockdowns; something I doubt I am alone in. Now it feels as if the phrase will never leave me; and again I doubt I am alone in thinking that. You could very well argue it should actually have been part of my working... continue

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22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today Comment
What are the long-term prospects for public transport after Covid?

What are the long-term prospects for public transport after Covid?
Peter White University of Westminster

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22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today Comment

John Siraut

John Siraut

John Siraut: Reversing Beeching

The Government has invited proposals to re-open stations and railway lines across the country that were closed in the 1960s and...

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today Comment

Transport in the dock

It’s hard to nail down where transport quite sits in the socioeconomic and political landscape these days. One thing seems certain – it’s not simply about shifting people and goods up and down the roads and railways, or making sure that traffic is moving and individuals can get... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today Comment

Role of M25 as a London bypass has reduced over time
Vanessa Kovacevic Red Lodge Suffolk IP28

The study by the RAC Foundation of traffic on the M25 reported in your latest edition shows just how much traffic has changed in the last nearly 30 years (“M25 ‘not a London bypass’” LTT 08 Jan). In 1991 the DfT Eastern and South Eastern  regional offices commissioned... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today Comment

Covid should consign major transport projects to dustbin
Roger Davies Kendal LA9

In 2009 here in Cumbria we suffered devastating floods. Windermere, England’s largest lake at ten-and-a-half miles long, rose by nine feet in a day. Everybody said it was a once in a hundred year event. Since then we have had two more devastating floods and nobody talks about a hundred years... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today Comment

Making sense of transport planning in Cambridgeshire
David Holding Durham

In recounting the ongoing quarrel over future public transport for Cambridge, your otherwise excellent writers are in the habit of describing Cambourne as a “market town”, which it is not and never has been (‘GCP revives original route for Cambridge bus rapid transit’ LTT 08... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today Comment

Turning the screw on travel behaviour change
Francis King Bath BA2

If you are working in the transport field for long enough, you see mostly everything at least once. And so, happily I agreed with one point made by Paul Withrington (Letters LTT 16 Dec 20), even though I disagree with his other point. Mr Withrington suggested that it will take more than “a... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today Comment
Obituary: Paul Withrington

Obituary: Paul Withrington

Paul Withrington was the most prolific contributor to LTT’s letters column of the last 20 years.... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today Comment

In Passing

Did you know about the method of setting penalty fare levels? We didn’t, until reading a report about Transport for the West Midlands’ plan for a ten-fold increase – from £10 to £100 – in the penalty for travelling without a ticket on the West Midlands Metro... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today Comment

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