Book Revew: RAILPOLITIK bringing railways back to the community, by P. Salveson

Andrew Seedhouse‘s review of ‘RAILPOLITIK bringing railways back to the community‘, by P. Salveson, emphasises how the author has applied his research findings to the rail industry and his experience of each is communicated within the book.

RAILPOLITIK bringing railways back to the community

Follow this link to read Seedhouse’s review of ‘a stimulating and genuinely interesting think piece’.

This review is published with the kind permission of Elsevier. It is also available via Science Direct, published in The Journal of Transport Geography, Vol 41, Andrew Seedhouse, RAILPOLITIK bringing railways back to the community, P. Salveson. Lawrence & Wishart, London (2013) £14.99 (pbk), ISBN 9781907103810  page 349, Copyright Elsevier (2014)


GIS for Transport Applications workshop

The TGRG-sponsored ‘GIS for Transport Applications’ workshop took place in Leeds earlier this month. It was was the most popular of all workshops put on as part of the GIS Research UK (#GISRUK) conference. The aim was simple: to showcase and develop the growing expertise of Geographical Information Systems within the Transport Community.

Read below to hear about this event and see links to the free online tutorials developed for it.

Winning map from the ‘GIS4TA’ workshop

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Smart Urban Freight Conference 2015

3rd June 2015  – Berlin, Germany

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Smart Urban Freight Conference 2015

The Smart Urban Freight Conference 2015 will take place in Berlin, Germany, on 3rd June 2015. The Conference will disseminate the results of the Smartfusion project – including the Smart Urban Freight Designer tool – to an expert audience of city and regional authorities, logistics operators, fleet managers, industry representatives and academics

A poster session will explore and present state-of-the-art solutions to urban freight problems in European cities.

Interactive sessions and micro-lectures will stimulate knowledge transfer among peers across Europe and, building on the success of last year’s event, Smartfusion will launch a Call for City-based posters, to gather new insights into policy, technology, social and economic interventions.

This event is free to attend and open to all.

A draft agenda can now be downloaded here

Mid-term review of the 2011 White Paper on transport

Consultation period: 10/03/2015 – 2/06/2015
This consultation will last for 12 weeks. Questionnaires should be returned by 2 June 2015 at the very latest.
Aim of this questionnaire
This consultation aims at collecting your views on the 2011 White Paper on Transport: “Roadmap to a Single European Transport Area – Towards a competitive and resource efficient transport system”.
In this context, we kindly ask you to assess the progress in implementation of the 2011 White Paper and identify key challenges for transport policy, as well as provide any suggestion for refocusing the strategy in the next year.
The questionnaire is structured in six parts:
•    Respondent’s profile
•    Analysis of the situation
•    Assessment of the approach taken
•    Expected impacts and implementation
•    Way forward
•    Other questions

The results of this consultation will feed into the stock taking of the 2011 White Paper on Transport and refocusing of the strategy.