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The impact of Uber

Private hire ‘transport platform’ Uber seems never to be far away from the news. Last week it lost a High Court challenge against TfL’s requirement for private hire drivers to pass a written English test as well as a verbal one. Uber says this could force thousands of its drivers off the road. That may not be objective of TfL’s policy but it might be a welcome by-product for those concerned about the capital’s traffic. According to TfL’s figures, the number of private hire vehicles (including but not limited to Uber drivers) driving into central London has almost doubled in just seven years (from 59,000 in April 2010 to approximately 110,000 today). As a way of managing their numbers, mayor Sadiq Khan is considering removing the congestion charge waiver... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Comment
The DfT's road studies are sending the North of England along the wrong mobility path

The DfT's road studies are sending the North of England along the wrong mobility path
Anne Robinson

Highways England and the DfT’s three northern strategic road studies –... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Comment

John Dales

John Dales

Decisions, decisions

With profuse apologies to Duke Ellington, my standfirst this month is an attempt to convey the simple message that, certainly in...

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Monitor the routes of longer lorries with GPS
Philippa Edmunds

The Campaign for Better Transport is urging the DfT to use GPS to get accurate data on what types of roads longer semi-trailers are using and for how long, without which it is difficult to evaluate the safety of these seven foot longer lorries on local roads (Letters LTT 03 Mar). Modelling... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Comment
Dubai: a busman’s holiday for  transport planners

Dubai: a busman’s holiday for transport planners
Chris Oldham

A recent holiday in Dubai provided a fascinating opportunity for observations about their transport, which may interest some readers. The city is... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Comment

How mapping solved the daily fight for a parking space
Dan Saunders

While reading the article ‘Healthy transport: the route to wellbeing and a stronger economy?’ (LTT 03 Mar),  I was pleased to see it touched on a few points that I covered during my own presentation at the sustainable transport and health event in Bristol. First and foremost, I was... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Crossrail 2: bad for London and the regions
Stephen Plowden

There are signs that people are beginning to question whether spending so much money on Crossrail 2 is fair to other regions (‘Prioritise North’s rail before Crossrail 2’ LTT 03 Mar). We should also be questioning whether Crossrail 2 is even in the interests of London and the... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Bus regulation: a red herring for tackling the industry’s ills
Julian Peddle

Considering that Roger Sexton has been criticising and castigating the deregulated bus industry for years I am amazed he has only just woken up to the fact that concessionary reimbursement to operators is set so low in rural areas (Letters LTT 03 Mar). This data has been publicly available for... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Comment
In Passing

In Passing

The proposal for an Advanced Very Rapid... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Comment

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