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  • dreamstime_s_109103761.jpg Cut freight deliveries improve Southampton's air qualityTaking the pressure off cities' road networks can have a beneficial effect on the environment. David Crawford looks at a new economic model which seeks to quantify the societal effect of freight...
  • dreamstime_l_42524163.jpg Carrots are proving cost-effective in NetherlandsThere are lessons to be learned from congestion avoidance schemes in the Netherlands. David Crawford welcomes some new thinking in road pricing. Highway operators worldwide are being urged to learn...
  • cbatexOHsig 650.jpg ITS instrumental in reducing Texan congestionITS projects in the Houston area have seen costs crunched and even a system failure has proved valuable in analysing performance. David Crawford reports on developments in the Lone Star...
  • sigleslie.jpg Cost benefit: Toronto retimings tame traffic traumaCanada's largest city reckons that it is saving its taxpayers' money simply by altering the way traffic lights work. David Crawford reviews Toronto's ambitious plans to ease congestion. Toronto,...
  • Nissan Leaf.jpg Cost benefit analysis 'can't be carried out with a cookbook'There is far more to working out the worth of a project than simply filling in a few headings on a spreadsheet. David Crawford surveys some recent thinking from the US and Canada. Cost benefit...
  • A HART vehicle..jpg P3s offer new options for public transit agenciesDavid Crawford welcomes new US guidance on public-private partnerships in the public transit sector. Public-private partnerships (P3s) are becoming increasingly favoured as a means of...
  • Capital of Ljubljana before and after Cost benefit goes under the microscopeConventional cost benefit analysis (CBA) of plans for urban smart mobility initiatives needs serious rethinking, according to a recently-completed European study. The three-year Evidence Project (the...
  • CnR driver with tablet at a stop On-demand is Denver's commandWhile demand responsive transit overcomes many problems, it has been too expensive to provide for the general public but Denver believes it may have found a solution. Cost-efficiently meeting...
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