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The Autumn Statement Misses

The Autumn Statement Misses

Xavier Brice, CEO Sustrans

November's Autumn Statement was another in a long line of missed opportunities by the UK Government and fails to support low-income households with investments to improve local travel choice with alternatives to car travel such as cycling and walking - says Xavier Brice, Chief Executive, Sustrans

07 December 2016/Number of views (4093)
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The trials of starting in a new office

The trials of starting in a new office

After three months on the job, I think I can finally say I’m getting adjusted to office life in the UK – although, some transitions from my previous office in Canada to our headquarters at 22 Greencoat Place have been more difficult than others. 
22 November 2016/Number of views (4426)
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Buses Matter

Buses Matter

Nick Richardson - Chair, PTRC

A creeping realisation has come to many parts of the country. Local bus services are being eroded as local authorities are forced to cut back spending.

31 October 2016/Number of views (15239)
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The Future will be Different

The Future will be Different

David Metz

When we plan for the future, we naturally extrapolate past trends. But there is emerging evidence that travel in the twenty-first century will be different from travel in the twentieth century. 
29 September 2016/Number of views (4235)
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PTRC’s Principles of Traffic and Transport 20-week evening lecture series began in 2004

PTRC’s Principles of Traffic and Transport 20-week evening lecture series began in 2004

simple but unique aim to provide a platform for experienced transport professionals to share their knowledge with newer industry recruits and those wanting to broaden their understanding of the transport planning sector.
30 August 2016/Number of views (12603)
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Sign of the times - Traffic signs: regulations and general directions update

Sign of the times - Traffic signs: regulations and general directions update

The PTRC course Traffic Signing – from first principles to best practice is planned for 6th – 7th September 2016 in London. The course will offer an opportunity for participants to learn from industry specialists as they explain how best to approach the process of sign design to enhance road safety whilst avoiding over-provision.
25 July 2016/Number of views (4019)
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Join the PTRC Team!

Are you or someone you know looking for a new role? PTRC is currently recruiting for an Events and Course Manager. Click here to view the full job description and get further information on how to apply.

13 July 2016/Number of views (3665)
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TRANSPORT PLANNERS EXPLORE TECHNOLOGY, BEHAVIOURAL TRENDS AND POLICY OPTIONS FOR A BETTER CONNECTED FUTURE

TRANSPORT PLANNERS EXPLORE TECHNOLOGY, BEHAVIOURAL TRENDS AND POLICY OPTIONS FOR A BETTER CONNECTED FUTURE

Understanding behaviour change, harnessing new technology and pushing national and local policy makers to trial new ways of working were key themes of this year’s Annual Transport Practitioners Meeting held in Nottingham on 29th and 30th June.
06 July 2016/Number of views (4076)
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Warning: This article contains Game of Thrones spoilers!

No it doesn’t, but now that I have your attention, I do have some spoilers about the upcoming 14th Annual Transport Practitioners’ Meeting (TPM) taking place 29-30 June in Nottingham. This is certainly one TPM not to be missed, as from start to finish the conference will be packed with opportunities for lively debate, networking and knowledge sharing.

27 May 2016/Number of views (3678)
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Deadline for Urban Transport Design Award nominations extended

Deadline for Urban Transport Design Award nominations extended

Like many transport planners, I am always on the lookout for ‘the good, the bad and the ugly’ when it comes to transport schemes. Given the nature of our profession, we can never truly get away from our work and I’ve found it’s impossible to be simply a user of any highway or public realm scheme. I’m sure you’re familiar with your holidays always turning into a ‘busman’s holiday’; admiring or balking at a scheme as your loved ones try to shuffle you on to the next ’proper’ tourist attraction.
28 April 2016/Number of views (3791)
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