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Ignoring BCRs may weaken transport’s voice in Treasury
Tom Worsley Visiting fellow Institute for Transport Studies University of Leeds Leeds

Your article on the National Infrastructure Commission’s Rail Needs Assessment for the Midlands and the North noted that the Commission had eschewed... continue

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Essex authorities in talks about MCAs and unitaries

Councils in Essex are in talks about creating one or more mayoral combined authorities (MCAs) for the historic county and a unitary structure of councils. But a proposal for an MCA covering South Essex does not appear to have the support of ministers or Essex County Council. The Government has told... continue

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Chaplain sets up rail consultancy

Hugh Chaplain has left consultant SNC-Lavalin Atkins where he was director of rail strategy to set up his own consultancy, Chaplain Transport Consulting Ltd. He has held a number of  other rail positions in his career, including at Transport for Greater Manchester, AECOM, Transport for London,... continue

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Davies is First Cymru’s new MD

Jane Reakes-Davies has been appointed managing director of bus operator First Cymru. She has worked for FirstGroup since 2013, most recently as head of human resources for the south of England, Wales and Ireland, before filling the First Cymru managing director role on an interim basis.... continue

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O’Connor joins PTV from WSP

O’Connor joins PTV from WSP

Lee O’Connor (pictured) has joined traffic and transport software firm PTV Group as an associate. He... continue

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Stark leaves Enterprise Car Club

Keith Stark is leaving Enterprise Car Club at the end of this month after nearly 15 years as manager of Scottish operations. Stark started working for City Car Club in 2006 and transferred to Enterprise when it bought City Car Club in 2010. The company’s car club fleet in Scotland now stands... continue

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Simon Court

Simon Court, the founder of  transport data and digital mapping firm Basemap has died of a heart attack, aged 51. ... continue

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Mitchell is Cycling UK’s new chief exec

Sarah Mitchell has been appointed the new chief executive of charity Cycling UK. She will take over from interim chief executive Pete Fitzboydon in October. Previous chief executive Paul Tuohy stepped down in April. Mitchell was chief executive at Heart of the City, a social business that advises... continue

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Biggs to leave NR property role

David Biggs is leaving his position as Network Rail’s managing director, property, at the end of this month after 11 years in post. His departure comes as Network Rail’s property division moves to a regional structure, with five regional teams supported by a central group property team.... continue

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