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Regional railway companies, run on a mutual basis, will make rail thrive once again

Regional railway companies, run on a mutual basis, will make rail thrive once again
Paul Salveson

Britain’s railways are going through a tumultuous period, with fundamental questions being asked about the way they are owned and managed. Further uncertainty is added by the political chaos of Brexit and the appointment of a new Prime... continue

21 Jun 2019Local Transport Today Comment

John Dales

John Dales

Is dishonesty the best politics?

Seven years ago, my title for June’s ramblings was ‘Honesty is the best politics’, Stan Laurel’s version...

21 Jun 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Walking is the poor relation, but a data standard does exist
Tim Pharoah, Independent consultant, London, SW16

David Hunter quite rightly highlights the need for better data on walking (Letters, LTT 24 May). The lack of good data reflects the lack of priority accorded to walking in policies and practice across the land-use and transport planning spectrum. Not all readers may be aware of the International... continue

21 Jun 2019Local Transport Today Comment

Khan’s parking policies are detrimental to London life
Roger Lawson, Campaign Director, The Alliance of British Drivers, Chislehurst BR7

Michael Bach from the London Forum of Amenity and Civic Societies wrote in the last edition on the subject of parking standards and the inquiry into the London Plan. He states that the examination panel had reported that nobody was arguing that London should give up using maximum parking standards... continue

21 Jun 2019Local Transport Today Comment

A rail agency and devolution will get trains back on track
Graham Nalty, Boulton Moor, Derby, DE24

I welcome the recommendation by the Rail Delivery Group (RDG) for more rail devolution (‘Rail industry backs devolution of services to metro mayors’ LTT10 May). Not only is rail franchising considered by some experts to be past its sell by date, but the DfT has made so many policy... continue

21 Jun 2019Local Transport Today Comment
Oxford-Cambridge Arc: a once in a lifetime opportunity

Oxford-Cambridge Arc: a once in a lifetime opportunity
Mike O’Sullivan, Stony Stratford, Milton Keynes, MK11

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21 Jun 2019Local Transport Today Comment

In Passing: Ex transport minister Stewart Stevenson not one but two surprising announcements

 Former Scottish transport minister Stewart Stevenson had not one but two surprising announcements to make during last week’s Parliamentary debate about Green MSP Mark Ruskell’s 20mph Bill. Stevenson explained that he had initially been a keen supporter of the Bill, helping Ruskell... continue

21 Jun 2019Local Transport Today Comment

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