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A real emergency delivers brief respite from climate doomsters
Paul Biggs Environment spokesman Alliance of British Drivers Tamworth, Staffs B77

The ‘Green Blob’ are clearly frustrated that a real emergency in the form of a deadly pandemic has resulted in daily climate doom-mongering being displaced by Covid-19... continue

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3 Apr 2020Local Transport Today People

Scots free youth bus travel ‘from next year’

The Scottish Government is targeting January next year for the launch of free bus travel for young people aged 18 and under. The ruling SNP administration gave in principle agreement to the Green Party proposal as part of the deal to secure the passage of the Scottish Government’s 2020/21... continue

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3 Apr 2020Local Transport Today People

Brown is Arriva’s communications chief

Arriva Group has appointed David Brown as director of communications. Brown was managing director of train operator Arriva Rail North until the Government took over the troubled franchise last month. He was previously chief executive of Transport for the North (2015-2017), chief executive of... continue

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3 Apr 2020Local Transport Today People

Loader joins Northants from WSP

James Loader has joined Northamptonshire County Council as section leader (transportation). He moves from consultant WSP where he was an associate. Loader worked in transport for Buckinghamshire County Council from 2004 to 2013.... continue

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Saunders takes road & rail role at Stantec

Andrew Saunders has joined Stantec’s environmental services team as sector director for UK highways and rail. He moves from Arcadis, where he was a senior technical director for environmental planning and Development Consent Orders. Saunders most recently led the environmental planning... continue

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Kershaw joins Costain as transport MD

Sue Kershaw has joined Costain as managing director of its transportation division. She was managing director of KPMG’s Infrastructure Advisory Group. Her previous positions include director of rail, Europe at consultant CH2M, and deputy director of transport for the London 2012 Olympic... continue

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Kirkbride made transport foundation fellow

Alastair Kirkbride has been made a fellow of the Foundation for Integrated Transport. He is working on the transport implications of Julian Glover’s Landscapes Review, published by the Government last summer. Kirkbride is a former executive director of shared mobility charity CoM... continue

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Tuohy to leave Cycling UK

Paul Tuohy, the chief executive of charity Cycling UK, is to leave the role after five years. An interim chief executive will be appointed until a permanent appointment is made. ... continue

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Pocklington takes top job at MHCLG

Jeremy Pocklington has been appointed the permanent secretary at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG), succeeding Dame Melanie Dawes who left the civil service in February. Pocklington became MHCLG’s director general for housing in August 2018. Before that he was... continue

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