General election: UKIP backs diesel drivers, supports zero-emission incentives

General election: UKIP backs diesel drivers, supports zero-emission incentives

Lee Baker

UKIP's General Election manifesto today seeks to defend diesel drivers from being penalised while seeking extra incentives to swap old vehicles for zero-emission vehicles. The party lambasts the fact that people were encouraged to... continue

25 May 2017Local Transport Today News
How modelling 'millennials' can help your region

How modelling 'millennials' can help your region

Paul Hewson

It’s easy to stereotype different generations; changing values and different levels of comfort with technology often create the sense... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today Supplements
Looking East

Looking East

Neill Birch

Since Kazakhstan shrugged off the... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today Supplements
26 May 2017Local Transport Today Supplements

Research into practice

Helen Bowkett

To many practitioners, earning a living as a transport modeller in one of many consultancies, the academic world can feel like an unknown zone. Many will have been part of it as an undergraduate or postgraduate. These ‘academics’ prepared us for the world of work.  We learnt from... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today Supplements
Optimising investment in transport in an uncertain future

Optimising investment in transport in an uncertain future

Larry Fawkner

We can’t predict future demand, but the transport... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today Supplements
Population movements

Population movements

Tor Vorraa

Streetlytics allows users to make well-informed decisions... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today Supplements
Hyperloop modelling and appraisal in Sweden and Finland

Hyperloop modelling and appraisal in Sweden and Finland

Dr Nigel G Harris

The scale of change means that conventional... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today Supplements
26 May 2017Local Transport Today Supplements
26 May 2017Local Transport Today Supplements
Why cities need mobility disruptive technologies

Why cities need mobility disruptive technologies

Paulo Humanes

There is one thing that cities around the world have in common: their streets are congested with cars, causing traffic jams and accidents,... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today Supplements
26 May 2017Local Transport Today Supplements
26 May 2017Local Transport Today Supplements
26 May 2017Local Transport Today News

Teacher parking permits for Barnet

The London Borough of Barnet is to roll out a permit scheme that allows staff in schools located within controlled parking zones to park on-street. The policy is intended to reduce teacher stress and help with staff retention. Reporting the results of a trial at one school, Paul Millard,... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today News

Liverpool offers cars on salary sacrifice

Liverpool City Council is to procure a car hire provider to supply leased low emission cars to employees. Under the salary sacrifice scheme, employees will pay for the car from their gross salary. Although the car is treated as a benefit in kind tax liability, this is more than offset by the... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today News

‘Reconvene Airports Commission’

The next Government should reconvene the Airports Commission and ask it to identify locations for two further new runways in the South East, in addition to the proposed third runway at Heathrow, says the Institute of Directors. “Gatwick is more or less full and Stansted will be by... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today News
A modeller's dilemma: overfitting or underperforming?

A modeller's dilemma: overfitting or underperforming?

Yun Bu

A transport model is devised with two primary... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today Supplements

Daventry calculates saved lorry miles

The operator of the Daventry Intermodal Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) in the Midlands has published an estimate for how many lorry miles the trains remove from the road network. The release of data by WH Malcolm follows the Government’s recent decision to reduce the subsidy given to support... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today News

Industry issues route map to truck platoons

A routemap to the introduction of truck platoons on Europe’s roads has been published by the European Automobile Manufacturers Association (ACEA). ACEA says truck platoons will reduce fuel consumption, carbon dioxide emissions, improve safety, and make better use of road space. Their... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today News

Khan recruits a chief digital officer

London mayor Sadiq Khan is  recruiting a chief digital officer to lead the digital agenda in public services. The postholder will work “to encourage collaboration and adoption of common standards around data and service transformation, to drive the development of smart-city technology,... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today News

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