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A ‘green recovery’ is two words. So why is transport policy only focusing on one?

A ‘green recovery’ is two words. So why is transport policy only focusing on one?
Duncan Buchanan Road Haulage Association

 Transport is a good thing. It connects people with employment and businesses with customers, and is fundamental to our way of life and our well-being.  The physical connection provided by all modes is critical and limiting our... continue

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7 Aug 2020Local Transport Today Comment

Andrew Forster

Andrew Forster

Tough times for profession, but plenty of reasons for optimism

 aLast week’s LTT discussion on the topic ‘Can we retain the transport planners’ skills after the...

7 Aug 2020Local Transport Today Comment

Concern over future of apprentice recruits

There was considerable conversation at last week’s LTT online discussion about the situation of those who are on the transport apprenticeship schemes – their prospects, and the effect that pandemic pressures have had upon the sector’s appetite to nurture new talent.  Paul... continue

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7 Aug 2020Local Transport Today Comment

Re-cycling his ideas?

Previous experiences often emerge as significant influences on someone in a position of authority. Boris Johnson’s unusual path to power will obviously have left him with some  particular perspectives. Many think that his time as a journalist in Brussels drove his Euroscepticism leading... continue

7 Aug 2020Local Transport Today Comment

Phil Goodwin

Phil Goodwin

Road appraisal makes carbon dioxide uniquely insignificant. Why? And what to do about it?

The decisive current calculation for carbon assessments of road schemes is a unique ratio: The estimated additional...

7 Aug 2020Local Transport Today Comment

Virus favours one mode – and politicians should cater for it
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9

A leading retail leader has said that the virus has speeded up what was already underway in the retail sector. Things will not go back to the way they were. In my own case, in the space of four months we have moved from shopping every few days, to never needing to visit a shop again. And we... continue

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7 Aug 2020Local Transport Today Comment

Making cycling the first choice for urban travel
Brian Dalton Purley Surrey CR8

The Government has published a new active transport strategy and, upon reading the highlights anyway, I have felt like the character in Back to The Future who says “this all seems strangely familiar”. Every journey starts with the first step, we all know that. There is a role for... continue

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7 Aug 2020Local Transport Today Comment

In Passing

  Worried that people are not returning to public transport as Covid-19 restrictions ease, Cambridgeshire and Peterborough mayor James Palmer boarded a park-and-ride bus to show his support for the industry. And he was clearly impressed with the operator’s efforts to make the vehicle... continue

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7 Aug 2020Local Transport Today Comment

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