The UTSG Electronic Mailing List
An Email based mailing list has been established by the Universities Transport Study Group (UTSG). The list provides an electronic discussion forum and information resource for researchers in the field of transport primarily, but not exclusively, in the academic community.
The list was established in October 1993, and has a steadily growing membership, including researchers in all continents of the World.
The aim of the list is to facilitate information sharing, (e.g. news of new research, conferences, seminars and workshops) and to promote links, collaborative working, joint problem-solving and mutual support. Depending on the level of usage of the list and on demand, sub-lists may be set up in the future for special interests or particular types of information.
The list is administered by the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds. It is one of several hundred lists managed by the JISCmail facility funded by the Higher and Further Education Councils of the UK.
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You might be interested in Part One of my Review of the Lower Thames Crossing Inquiry, now published in Local Transport Today andavailable free to view at https://tapas.network/49/goodwin.php. It argues that National Highways' did not follow DfT guidance on uncertainty, or evidence on induced traffic, and the consequences for value for money (at best close to zero) and roads planning generally. Also that the process of the Public Examination was not fit for purpose. Feel free to pass this on if it is of interest. It also has an introduction by Peter Stonham (the Editor) on [...]
Today we’ve published a new report (https://www.racfoundation.org/wp-content/uploads/Driving-as-an-employment-qualification-Nur-Chatterton-Wengraf-Feb-2024.pdf) on the extent to which UK job ads require a driving licence.
The headline result is that more than one in six jobs being advertised in the UK requires applicants to be able to drive. The analysis looked at data for the same week in October in the eight years from 2016 to 2023, inclusive. Whilst the highest proportion of jobs requiring the ability to drive was seen in 2020 at the height of the pandemic (120,190 out of 611,702, or 19.6%) the proportion for 2023 was still higher than in [...]
City Futures Research Centre (https://cityfutures.ada.unsw.edu.au) at UNSW Sydney is a leading national hub for applied public interest research on urban issues since 2005. Collaborating with academia, government, industry, and communities, we tackle urban challenges to create equitable, sustainable, and resilient cities. [...]