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Correct model’s trip forecasting errors, practitioners urge DfT

Correct model’s trip forecasting errors, practitioners urge DfT

Transport planners have urged the DfT to improve its core travel demand model to stop it over-estimating trip rates, particularly in big cities such as London and Manchester.    Concerns about the National Trip End Model (NTEM) forecasts... continue

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Guidance for updating NTEM land-use assumptions

New guidance on how changed land-use planning assumptions, such as housing projections, can be incorporated into transport modelling in between updates to the National Trip End Model (NTEM), has been published by the DfT.  NTEM, the trip generation model for England and Wales, is only updated... continue

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Higher value of CO2 for appraisal

Transport project promoters seeking DfT funding  must assess their schemes using a higher monetised value of carbon dioxide emissions.  The Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is currently leading a cross-departmental review of carbon valuation, which will... continue

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Nationally set Infrastructure Levy to replace S106 and CIL

Nationally set Infrastructure Levy to replace S106 and CIL

Sweeping reforms to England’s planning system were announced by the Government this week, including replacing the Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) developer contribution systems with a new nationally set... continue

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Cycling scores on all counts, says Johnson

The Prime Minister is a keen cyclist and championed the mode when London’s mayor. Here is his foreword to the DfT’s new policy document, Gear change – a bold vision for cycling and walking  “I have always known that millions more people in this country want to cycle, if... continue

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Active travel: a revolution backed by PM

Active travel: a revolution backed by PM

The DfT’s new active travel strategy document Gear Change: A bold vision for cycling and walking may be billed as being about two modes but the emphasis... continue

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Councils press for CAZ charge on Highways England road

Councils in Greater Manchester want the Government to allow their proposed charging clean air zone (CAZ) to cover a  Highways England road. Local authorities only have responsibility for air quality on their own roads. Responsibility  for pollution on the Strategic Road Network (SRN)... continue

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EEH consults on request for powers

England’s Economic Heartland is consulting on the powers it wants to hold as a statutory sub-national transport body. Statutory status would automatically grant EEH general functions under the Local Transport Act 2008, including responsibility for preparing a transport strategy and advising... continue

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North Yorks wants £50m for EV charging

North Yorks wants £50m for EV charging

Councils in North Yorkshire want the Government to provide £50m for electric vehicle chargepoints and associated electricity grid... continue

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Scots plan diesel train ban in 2035

Scots plan diesel train ban in 2035

The Scottish Government is proposing a big programme of rail electrification over the next 15 years to meet its goal of eliminating diesel... continue

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Electrified roads: the best way to decarbonise road freight?

Electrified roads: the best way to decarbonise road freight?

Electrifying road freight by installing overhead electrification wires on the UK’s major roads is the best way to eliminate carbon dioxide emissions from the long-haul road freight sector, according to the authors of a new... continue

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More cash for Carlisle outer orbital road

More cash for Carlisle outer orbital road

The government's housing delivery body Homes England has awarded Cumbria County Council an extra £32m for a new road that will complete an outer orbital for... continue

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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

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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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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

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Large-scale hydrogen storage facilities will fuel a transport revolution

Large-scale hydrogen storage facilities will fuel a transport revolution

Decarbonising transport is high on the agenda for many local authorities, and hydrogen powered vehicles are increasingly seen as an attractive option. They offer similar range to their petrol or diesel equivalents, and, when the hydrogen is produced by electrolysis powered by... continue

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NTEM model is 'essential' but 'complex and inaccessible'

NTEM model is 'essential' but 'complex and inaccessible'

Juliana O'Rourke

Hive IT was commissioned by the Department for... continue

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New toolkit helps to make the case for cleaner air

New toolkit helps to make the case for cleaner air

The Build Back Cleaner Air report, published by charity Global Action Plan and funded by Guys and St Thomas’ Charitable Trust, presents evidence for government, local authorities, and... continue

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Raleigh launches eCargo bikes

Raleigh launches eCargo bikes

Raleigh’s E-Cargo range will support both individuals and companies by allowing items to be transported... continue

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3 Aug 2020Local Transport Today News
Transport after the first Covid-wave: what customers want now and how to respond

Transport after the first Covid-wave: what customers want now and how to respond

Dr Felicity Heathcote-Marcz

In the fourth article in Atkins’ “Reopen, recover, reimagine”... continue

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