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Transport in the dock

It’s hard to nail down where transport quite sits in the socioeconomic and political landscape these days. One thing seems certain – it’s not simply about shifting people and goods up and down the roads and railways, or making sure that traffic is moving and individuals can get... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today Comment

Making sense of transport planning in Cambridgeshire

David Holding Durham

In recounting the ongoing quarrel over future public transport for Cambridge, your otherwise excellent writers are in the habit of describing Cambourne as a “market town”, which it is not and never has been (‘GCP revives original route for Cambridge bus rapid transit’ LTT 08... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today Comment

Turning the screw on travel behaviour change

Francis King Bath BA2

If you are working in the transport field for long enough, you see mostly everything at least once. And so, happily I agreed with one point made by Paul Withrington (Letters LTT 16 Dec 20), even though I disagree with his other point. Mr Withrington suggested that it will take more than “a... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today Comment
Obituary: Paul Withrington

Obituary: Paul Withrington

Paul Withrington was the most prolific contributor to LTT’s letters column of the last 20 years.... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today Comment
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TfL and WMCA drop cashless plans

Transport for London and the West Midlands Combined Authority have withdrawn plans for fully cashless ticketing in recognition that many people don’t have bank accounts. TfL planned to make all ticket offices and machines at Tube, DLR and Overground stations cashless. London TravelWatch... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

TfL fare rises revealed

Sadiq Khan has announced details of the fare increases from 1 March that were demanded by the Government as part of Transport for London’s Covid-19 rescue package. Fares will rise by RPI+1 (2.6 per cent) overall. On the Tube, pay-as-you-go fares will typically increase by 10p or 20p. The bus... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

Salter leads PJA in Cambs

Mike Salter has joined transport planning, placemaking and engineering consultancy PJA as a director to lead the firm’s new Cambridge office. Salter moves from Mott MacDonald where he had been transport planning projects director since 2017 and the firm’s city director for Cambridge... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today People

Pickworth joins SWARCO

Traffic technology business SWARCO Traffic has appointed John Pickworth as its new managing director, succeeding Berony Abraham who served for two years. Pickworth joins from engineering consultancy Pell Frischmann, where he was responsible for creating and delivering its ITS market strate... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today People

Lynch joins TfSE from Bexley

Tiffany Lynch has joined Transport for the South East as transport strategy manager. He was transport strategy manager at the London Borough of Bexley. ... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today People

Perry leads DfT’s northern team

Richard Perry has been promoted to head of northern engagement at the DfT. He had been deputy head since 2011.  ... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today People

Harris is HE’s interim CEO

Nick Harris will be appointed acting chief executive of Highways England when Jim O’Sullivan steps down on 1 February. Harris is currently HE’s executive director of operations. A civil engineer by training, he joined HE in 2016. Recruitment of a permanent chief executive is... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today People

Crofts is Sheffield’s place lead

Sheffield City Council has appointed Mick Crofts interim executive director of place, succeeding Laraine Manley who retired last month. Crofts is the council’s director of business strategy and regulation.... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today People

Saffrey joins Waterman

Placemaking and active travel specialist Andrew Saffrey has left consultant PJA where he was a senior consultant to join Waterman Aspen. Waterman will second him to Coventry City Council’s public realm team. Saffrey joined PJA in December 2013. ... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today People

Logistics UK appoints Barnett

Logistics UK has appointed Ryan Barnett as its economics and research manager. Barnett worked for pro-Heathrow expansion campaign Back Heathrow from 2015 to 2017. He was the Association of Independent Professionals and the Self-Employed’s economic policy adviser from January 2019 to December... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today People

FIT names new trustees

The Foundation for Integrated Transport has appointed five new trustees to its board. FIT has assets of about £6m and funds grants and fellowships on the environmental and social dimensions of transport. The new trustees are: Mat Bonomi, an urbanist who is head of transport & access at... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today People

Robertson is Transform’s chair

Julianne Robertson has been appointed chair of Scotland's sustainable transport alliance Transform Scotland, succeeding Phil Matthews who served for seven years. Robertson is communications manager for bus operator Xplore Dundee. ... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today People
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Cycling and Walking Innovations 2021: Virtual event 26 January

Cycling and Walking Innovations 2021: Virtual event 26 January

This popular one-day summit and expo, now in its 4th year, will highlight how progressive local authorities, supported by service suppliers and consultancies, are making the most of new thinking and new opportunities. Last year's £2 billion... continue

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Coventry & Oxford win electric bus fund

Coventry and Oxford were named this week as the  winners of the DfT’s all-electric bus competition. Each city could be awarded up to £50m to introduce an all-electric bus network. The funding will also pay for new infrastructure, such as charging stations and electric grid... continue

11 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

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