Heathrow Airport

London's Airports - The Ultimate Transit Orientated Development?

London's mayor, Boris Johnson, has long favoured the creation of a new airport in the Thames Estuary over expanding Heathrow. New claims of boosting house building in west London have generated further criticism.

April 2, 2014 - BBC News online

Rapid Transit Gets Personal, Again

After decades of discussion and experimentation, Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) is again getting attention as a potential alternative means of transport, merging the comfort of the private car with the automation and safety of public transit.

January 15, 2013 - The Atlantic Cities

Political Squabbling Trumps Demands for a New London Airport

Where are the projected 400 million air travelers coming to London supposed to land? Prime Minister David Cameron is caught between two politically difficult choices for how to manage the projected growth in passengers.

August 30, 2012 - The New York Times

One of Britain's Most Important Architectural Treasures Gets Rescued

Robin Stummer reports on the fate of Britain's greatest surviving historic wooden building, a huge medieval barn that had suffered from years of neglect.

February 10, 2012 - The Independent

London Airport Seen as Ideal Hub for Proposed High Speed Rail

A conservative think tank in the UK is calling for London's Heathrow Airport to become a new high speed rail hub. However, the group warns that increased traffic would necessitate the construction of a third runway.

January 21, 2010 - The Times

Take a Test Run on Heathrow's PRT

Heathrow Airport's Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) system is shaping up. Here is an insider's look at how this proof-of-concept system is coming together.

April 29, 2009 - YouTube

New Airport Runway Spawns Town of Activists

Recently approved plans to build a third runway at Heathrow International Airport mean the village of Sipson will be completely paved over. As a result, villagers have become activists, and they discuss their efforts in this video.

January 19, 2009 - Guardian

Heathrow to Get Third Runway

Plans to build a controversial new runway at London's Heathrow International Airport have been approved.

January 15, 2009 - The New York Times

In Protest, Greenpeace Buys Runway Land

Environmentalists have stalled the development of a third runway at Heathrow Airport by buying the land first.

January 14, 2009 - CNN

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