2013 Media

The Guardian – 23 October 2013

How can we use technology to create sustainable city transport?

The rise of e-commerce means that the amount of goods purchased online is increasing, which according to a report released earlier this year by the UK Independent Transport Commission, could mean approximately 1.7m additional van journeys per year in the UK.

Out Law – 22 October 2013

Independent Transport Commission addresses regional implications of HS2

A new report by the non-partisan Independent Transport Commission (ITC) called on the Government to “reframe its presentation” of High Speed 2 (HS2) to focus on the line’s potential to bring “better convenience, employment and connectivity to the public that it will serve”.

Financial Times, Mark Odell – 20 October 2013

HS2 can help boost growth if planned properly, says think-tank

(Subscription required) The HS2 rail project can act as a catalyst for regional development but only if it is accompanied by smaller schemes to improve local transport links, says Britain’s leading transport think-tank. The first significant non-partisan study of HS2’s economic impact urges the government to frame the £50bn high-speed project as a national debate about growth and to put in place the investment needed to support regional development. The findings by the Independent Transport Commission should provide some relief to ministers.

Transport Xtra, John Helm – Issue 625, 28 June 2013

Driverless cars and limitless energy: is this transport’s future?

(Subscription required) ‘Fusion: feasibility and the future of transport’ was the title of the Independent Transport Commission’s annual lecture held last week at London’s Science Museum. The audience, which included roads minister Stephen Hammond, was treated to a double-bill of Professor Richard Parry-Jones and Professor Steve Cowley.

BBC News – 29 May 2013

Heathrow ‘would need to close’ under airport plans

The Independent Transport Commission said a major capacity airport was needed to compete with European rivals. It said Heathrow would have to close to give investors confidence that airlines would move their business.

Evening Standard, Nicholas Cecil – 29 May 2013

Stansted super-hub would need a whole new town, says think tank

A super-hub airport at Stansted would need a new town the size of Peterborough, a new report warned today. The study by the Independent Transport Commission backed a single hub airport at either Heathrow, Stansted or in the Thames Estuary, possibly with four runways.

The Telegraph, Rachel Cooper – 29 May 2013

Boris Island airport ‘would close Heathrow’

In a report addressing Britain’s air transport capacity crisis, the Independent Transport Commission suggested that the country needs a top-tier European hub airport with significantly more capacity than Heathrow today.

Airport Watch – 29 May 2013

Independent Transport Commission (ITC) recommends a single international hub airport for the UK

A charity land use and transport think tank, the Independent Transport Commission (ITC), have produced a report – to be submitted to the Airports Commission, on airport capacity. The ITC report says one major hub airport is needed, in order to compete with European rival airports. Heathrow cannot be left as it is.