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Anger as Network Rail misses targets

Anger as Network Rail misses targets | Summer Transport Economics Project | Scoop.it
Network Rail faces anger from passengers and action from Virgin Trains after missing punctuality targets over the last year.
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Jonas Eliasson: How to solve traffic jams

Its an enjoyable presentation reviewing the impact of congestion charges on stockholm traffic.  Jonas Eliasson reveals how subtly nudging just a small percentage of drivers to stay off major roads can make traffic jams a thing of the past. Worth watching.


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Charging drivers to use roads a solution to traffic congestion: report

Charging drivers to use roads a solution to traffic congestion: report | Summer Transport Economics Project | Scoop.it
Charging motorists to use roads would decrease traffic congestion and improve the efficiency of our capital cities, a report claims.

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Q&A: High-speed rail

Q&A: High-speed rail | Summer Transport Economics Project | Scoop.it
Key points about the plans for a new high-speed rail network, which has been approved by the government.

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Anthony Steed's comment, January 9, 2013 3:47 AM
Superb account of the arguments for and against
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Have train fares gone up or down since British Rail?

Have train fares gone up or down since British Rail? | Summer Transport Economics Project | Scoop.it
It is 20 years since rail privatisation was set in motion. Are fares higher or lower today than they were under British Rail?

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Whelan: Let's unite and push hard for rail renationalisation / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star

Whelan: Let's unite and push hard for rail renationalisation / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star | Summer Transport Economics Project | Scoop.it
Whelan: Let's unite and push hard for rail renationalisation / Britain / Britain/World / Home - Morning Star
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Ten years of the Congestion Charge: Fewer cars, less pollution and a positive impact on business

Ten years of the Congestion Charge: Fewer cars, less pollution and a positive impact on business | Summer Transport Economics Project | Scoop.it
Ten years ago this month the Congestion Charge was introduced in London by Mayor Ken Livingstone.
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BBC NEWS | UK | England | London | Congestion charging 'a success'

BBC NEWS | UK | England | London | Congestion charging 'a success' | Summer Transport Economics Project | Scoop.it
London's mayor hails his £5 road toll scheme a success a year after its introduction.

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Geog McCardle's curator insight, February 11, 2013 5:53 AM

Congestion charge task reading 3

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Airline emissions rule too costly

Airline emissions rule too costly | Summer Transport Economics Project | Scoop.it
A regional airline demands a cut in the administration needed to comply with a European Directive on fuel emissions.

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Most overcrowded trains revealed

Most overcrowded trains revealed | Summer Transport Economics Project | Scoop.it
Department for Transport figures reveal some rush-hour trains in England are almost twice over capacity.

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Anthony Steed's comment, January 9, 2013 3:46 AM
Lack of capacity? Need for government investment? What does this say about the PED on some of these tranins?
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Negative externalities that the airline industry produces | eHow UK

Negative externalities that the airline industry produces | eHow UK | Summer Transport Economics Project | Scoop.it
When purchasing an aeroplane ticket, a passenger may determine whether the benefits of air travel outweigh the costs. The airline industry's activities result in external ...
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HS2 budget review is... to be reviewed

HS2 budget review is... to be reviewed | Summer Transport Economics Project | Scoop.it
Fears over the £33bn budget for the hugely controversial High Speed Two (HS2) rail link are escalating as the team behind the project has launched yet another cost-cutting review.
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HS2 campaigners appeal against High Court decision to reject concerns

HS2 campaigners appeal against High Court decision to reject concerns | Summer Transport Economics Project | Scoop.it
Opponents of the controversial HS2 high-speed rail project are to appeal today against a High Court decision rejecting most of their challenges to the legality of the £33 billion scheme.
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