January 31, 2004

Nat Express sets off for Greater Anglia...link
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Belgian rail commuters given free ride to cut chaos on the roads...link
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Ryanair adds 50p levy after losing wheelchair battle...link
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January 30, 2004

Mr Smith goes to Whitehall - and finds that speed is a factor in only 5% of accidents when our masters would have us believe that it is nearer a third...link
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January 29, 2004

Just in case you missed it...- Britain's entire transport network has been completely stuffed up by a light dusting of snow. But who cares when the Hutton Report is out?...link
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January 28, 2004

London and South East England: planning disfigured metropolis- Wendell Cox examines London's transport and planning systems...link
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Council cameras target bad drivers - but the real story is that it will be traffic wardens issuing the fines...link
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Collection of old transport photos- via comment from Jackie D at Brian's Culture Blog...link
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They've come up with a CO2 neutral fuel- but Gordon still wants to tax it...link
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January 27, 2004

Speed trap? Don't worry, you're covered- well, well, well, you can insure against being banned as a consequence of speed camera convictions...link
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January 26, 2004

The trouble with trains - a selection of letters from the Times Debate sectio...link
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Bond plan to improve London transport - for which read: yet more of our money down the toilet...link
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One third find public transport 'poor'- poll from YouGov...link
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Who's in charge of the clattering trains?- nice long article from the Telegraph...link
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January 25, 2004

What went wrong with Boeing’s strategy? - John Kay discusses Boeing's decline...link
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Money: Harassed at every turn: British drivers get harshest fines - and they're about to get a whole load more of them too. And there's a graphic...link
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Rail chiefs fear power struggle after shake-up - the race is on to bagsie the Titanic's deck chairs...link
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Tory plan to let full cars use bus lanesHOV (High-Occupancy Vehicle) lanes come to the UK...link
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It's no longer our train setChristopher Booker re-opens the debate on EU regulation 91/440. Oh no, not again....link
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What's the quickest and cheapest way from London to Glasgow? Via Frankfurt of course...link
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January 24, 2004

Car park firm faked evidence against driver...link
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January 23, 2004

Well done, trains only six years late- a rather tortured statistic relating to the autumn leaf-fall season...link
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Sending drivers to jail- actually, they don't. A magistrates' legal adviser writes...link
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Whitehall can design failure into any industryGraham Searjeant examines the history of rail privatisation and suggests that electricity and gas may well follow it into the abyss...link
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Drivers to get speed camera points reprieve- 3 million speeding tickets will be issued in the UK this year....link
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January 22, 2004

Stop The Parking Wars!- Parking fines should cease to be a way of making up local government deficits. From the Association of British Drivers...link
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Rail regulator advises Government to back off- there is something admirable about Tom Winsor's bloody-mindedness even if the thing he's being bloody-minded about is plain wrong...link
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Thousands more drivers are jailed than burglars...link
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Capita to be axed by Norris- just so you know, Capita (or Crapita) is the company administering the Congestion Charge, Norris is the Conservatives' Mayoral candidate...link
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January 21, 2004

Number of air crashes reaches a record low...link
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Track and train must be remarried, DarlingThe railways were screwed up by the wrong sort of privatisation, according to Simon Jenkins of the Times. ...link
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January 20, 2004

Rail privatisation was workinguntil the socialists screwed things up, according to Michael Gove of the Times. ...link
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January 19, 2004

Statement on the railways- text of the draft of the Transport Secretary's statement to Parliament this afternoon. ...link
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More services demanded for new Edinburgh stationGlasgow trains should call here ... link
Inquiry into axed bypass could open floodgates to new roads...link
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January 18, 2004

China bans bicycles - not that everyone's happy about it...link
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John Kay reviews The Permanent Way- via Iain Murray...link
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A derailed railway- Sunday Times editorial...link
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Regional train czars to cut rail red tapeWhich puts me in mind of the words of our very own Brian Micklethwait: "Whenever they appoint a "tsar" for anything, it means they don't know what the $%$@!!! to do."...link
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January 17, 2004

Maglev in China - possiblyand Highway wrestles with his conscience...link
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We can see right through photo radarColby Cosh makes some wider points. Via Jay Jardine...link
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Expert driver took tests for learners"Despite the fact that he looked nothing like the photographs in the provisional licences he produced, he was able to get away with his deceit for months..."...link
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Darling orders railway shake-up- and rumours of sackings. Things are starting to get interesting. Oh, and there's a Telegraph Comment...link
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Ministers seek more control of railways- maybe...link
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January 16, 2004

In praise of wardens - letter in the Times. Quite...link
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Mile-long train blazes new trail through parched heart of Outback- also see Michael Jennings's piece on this and the Daily Telegraph editorial...link
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How to make trains run on time. Change the timetableyes, it's that obsession with punctuality again...link
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January 15, 2004

Penalty for congestion charge non-payers will rise to 100...link
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Rail funding crisis will drag on until summermore on the suppressed report...link
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Labour has created a rail system fit for nothingTelegraph editorial...link
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Clampdown on reckless French pays dividendsYup, they've got it down to a mere 6,000 deaths a year which is only twice as much as in the UK (if I recall correctly)...link
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Russians shrug off road carnage...link
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No snarl-ups and not a truck in sightTimes journalist explores the glories of the M6 Toll, before they closed it down presumably. Truckers don't like it. Does that mean they've decided to truck off?...link
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Rise up, ye oppressed commutersReview of David Hare's Permanent Way. Sound dreadful...link
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Road works put brake on M6 Toll after just 36 dayssame story as below but from the Times...link
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Toll M-way to close for repairs - whoops...link
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Green buses go into service - powered by fuel cells, that is...link
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Ministers ban rail report...link
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C-charge to hit suburbs - they're thinking of extending it...link
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The open road - Robert Clayton Dean extols the virtues of gas guzzlers. Not sure I'd agree with the equation cars = liberty, mind...link
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QANTAS: It's Australian For SHIT - some chap called Yobbo just can't take any more. Via Michael Jennings...link
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January 14, 2004

FirstGroup bid in balance - the OFT sticks its oar in...link
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January 13, 2004

That sinking feeling - yes, the QM2 does have enough lifeboats...link
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Faster track gives Eurostar passenger record - but no actual profits just yet...link
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Police 'marshals' go on the buses after rise in attacks - the tide reaches Weston-super-Mare...link
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Overcrowded station to lock out passengers - Birmingham New Street, that is...link
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RAC calls for 20bn roads plan to prevent gridlock - well, you've got to have a dream...link - graphic here
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Vandalism - letter in the Times...link
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Car that drives on water sails to success - the Aquada might have some real world uses...link
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A spanner in the works - the decline of British engineering...link
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Interview with Richard Brown - Chairman of Eurostar...link
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Metro delays hold off congestion charges - in Dublin, that is...link
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Jarvis wins new Potters Bar work...link
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January 11, 2004

Toll road fails - via City Comforts...link
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January 10, 2004

Highway Aggravation: The Case For Privatizing The Highways - Peter Samuel for Cato...link
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The Truth About Light Trucks - Cato...link
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Ban Cell Phones In Cars? - Cato...link
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Help Passenger Rail by Privatizing Amtrak - Cato...link
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That sinking feeling - letter to the Times
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So I drove a little too fast . . . where’s the crime in that? - Mary Ann Sieghart joins the speed camera bandwagon...link
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Book Review: Dark dreams whipped out of thin air - how planes became a weapon of war...link
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How would you design a transport system on a new planet? John Whitmore would like to hear from you...link
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January 09, 2004

ABD Calls for a Return to Calm Debate on Road Safety - speed limit campaigners have received death threats...link
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Untrue at Any Speed - Stephen Moore argues that higher limits = safer roads...link
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The clean, green car out in front is a Toyota - report on the Prius...link
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Old hand to run 'less personal' rail regulatory board - Winsor's replacement...link
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A fair deal for everyone - Conservative transport policy...link
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Conservative proposals for tackling London's congestion...link
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Conservative plans for London's public transport unveiled...link
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Post-sorting trains are now cancelled - the Travelling Post Office is a thing of the past...link
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Fury at advice to speed on riskiest road...link
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Backing for new six-lane bridge over the Thames...link
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I want a gatling gun attached to my car - Mark Holland loses it...link
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