Transport

News, Transport

Heathrow expansion: Where are the 4th and 5th runways going to be?

Heathrow expansion: Finally the 3rd runway at Heathrow has been given the greenlight, but this alone will not meet our long term needs.  The decision regarding the approval of a third runway at Heathrow has taken far too long and, quite frankly, if it wasn’t for David Cameron’s political maneuvering […]

by × October 27, 2016 ×

Transport

Tube drivers will go the way of the Dodo

I heard a story once about a teacher who was left off the timetable. He still drew a salary and still turned up for work but didn’t actually have any classes to teach. The Deputy Head who was supposed to allot him classes simply forgot about him. It was back […]

by × January 31, 2016 ×

News, Transport

Airport expansion: Just make a decision!

Another year gone by and yet another delayed decision on UK airport expansion.  The whole world has moved forward with expanding aviation capacity and the UK has, once again, been left behind due to political dithering. If we are to consider long term solutions as to where we expand our […]

by × December 23, 2015 ×

News, Transport

Hoverboards and the death of progress

I love the Back to the Future movies; the mad scientist, the DeLorean. the retro and the futurist aesthetic. Even the borderline incest – in an ‘isn’t that gross?’ sort of way. Naturally I was pretty amazed to learn that someone had actually created a ‘hoverboard’. Unlike the one in […]

by × October 12, 2015 ×

News, Transport

Uber: City Hall would treat us better if we were opening factories

Uber: City Hall would treat us better if we
were opening factories

An Uber representative has claimed City Hall would be “more progressive” towards the car sharing service if the jobs it created were in factories. Head of European public policy Mark McGann was speaking at a Conservative Party Conference fringe event organised by the European Conservatives & Reformists Group earlier today in […]

by × October 4, 2015 ×

Transport

Renationalise the railways? But they were never privatised in the first place, Andy!

Renationalise the railways? But they were
never privatised in the first place, Andy!

Andy Burnham, who was originally considered the favourite to take the Labour leadership, has seen his appeal diminish as Corbynmania sweeps the nation. And that has made him desperate – how is he to make himself heard? Last week, Burnham’s answer was to revive that mundane populist policy of renationalising […]

by × August 12, 2015 ×

Transport

The best way to reform motorways is to abolish the speed limit

The best way to reform motorways is to
abolish the speed limit

The use of chauffer-driven ministerial cars and its cost to the taxpayer is an issue which raises its head every now and then on slow news days and those occasions when people simply want to have a dig at ministers as being ‘out of touch’ and ‘thinking they’re better than […]

by × June 7, 2013 ×