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Christian Says

America trip  #1 Portland

America trip #1 Portland

Portland (Oregon) rightly has a reputation for innovative transport policies. It has an extensive tram system which is being expanded ...
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Stand off and deliver? Not likely

Stand off and deliver? Not likely

Oh to be a fly on the wall at the meetings of the Rail Delivery Group, the body that is ...
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Heathrow third runway hoo-ha misses the point

Heathrow third runway hoo-ha misses the point

I wish the new transport secretary, Patrick McLoughlin, well and hope he is in post for rather longer than most of ...
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P & O forgets about customer service

P & O forgets about customer service

Gosh, now I know why people travel by Eurotunnel. Taking the P & O ferry back on Saturday evening was ...
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These were the public sector games

These were the public sector games

One fact that the Prime Minister is bound to ignore at his  legacy press conference is the role of the ...
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Bradley Wiggins wrong on helmets

Bradley Wiggins wrong on helmets

It is understandable for Bradley Wiggins to enter the debate on cycling helmets given the awful coincidence of a cyclist ...
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Blue paths to nowhere

Blue paths to nowhere

I have, belatedly, sampled the Cycle Superhighway that runs along the A11 through Mile End having gone to Stratford twice ...
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Olympishambles - or not?

Olympishambles – or not?

I am already getting calls from foreign media to comment on the transport situation for the Olympics. They have already ...
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Security is clearly biggest threat to the Olympics

Security is clearly biggest threat to the Olympics

I'm beginning to change my mind. Given the thoroughness of the approach to transport problems, I was convinced that, apart ...
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HS2 speculation suggests need for Plan B

HS2 speculation suggests need for Plan B

While I am sceptical of the rumours published in the fiercely anti-HS2 Spectator about plans to abandon the scheme, it ...
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Who needs cars?

Who needs cars?

The dire warnings about not using cars issued by Transport for London for the Olympic period beg a wider question ...
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Moving around less

Moving around less

There's an interesting piece in this week's Economist, confirming that we are moving around less: http://www.economist.com/node/21554203  It does seem odd ...
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Time to boycott Addison Lee

Time to boycott Addison Lee

John Griffin the Tory donating boss of Addison Lee (presumably a distant relation of Nick?)  is clearly on the crazy ...
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Greening gets a taste of her own medicine from ATOC

Greening gets a taste of her own medicine from ATOC

Having been rapped on the knuckles in my one ever (short) conversation with Justine Greening, I take some pleasure from ...
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Hello third runway, goodbye Ms Greening

Hello third runway, goodbye Ms Greening

The revival of interest in government circles on a third runway at Heathrow is fraught with difficulties for the Coalition ...
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Armed cops mistake

Armed cops mistake

It's bad enough having armed cops in Parliament, airports and outside embassies (and the US ambassador's residence in Regent's Park ...
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Network Rail learning the ropes

Network Rail learning the ropes

The difference in reaction over the Network Rail bonus row between last year and this year. Last year, Philip Hammond ...
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Greening gesture politics

Greening gesture politics

Justine Greening's idea of going along to the Network Rail members meeting to cast her vote against the bosses' bonuses ...
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Panorama a sad shadow of its former self

Panorama a sad shadow of its former self

Looking at Monday's Panorama programme again was a dispiriting experience. It had all the faults of modern TV documentaries with ...
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Mystery over tunnelling costs as DfT tries to manage media coverage

Mystery over tunnelling costs as DfT tries to manage media coverage

One of the big mysteries of yesterday's HS2 announcement was how the Department had pulled off the trick of adding ...
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