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Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
The European Court of Justice has ruled that the UK must act to clean up illegal levels of air pollution from traffic "as soon as possible" in a case... continue
Local Transport Today
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Four inner London boroughs are calling on TfL to expand and accelerate plans for an Ultra-Low Emission Zone (ULEZ). TfL last month launched a... continue
Local Transport Today
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The City of York Council has published further details of its proposed city centre Clean Air Zone (CAZ), which will set emissions standards for buses... continue
Local Transport Today
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Bath and North East Somerset Council (BANES) is drawing up plans for a Low Emission Zone for buses and heavy goods vehicles in the central area of... continue
Local Transport Today
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MEASURES TO continue to improve York’s air quality over the next six years (2014-2020) have been proposed as part of the development of... continue
Local Transport Today
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Merseytravel has been awarded £420,000 for emission reducing and fuel saving devices to be fitted to buses across the Liverpool City Region... continue
Local Transport Today
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Over 1,000 local authority vehicles from buses to fire engines will be cleaner and greener after transport minister Baroness Susan Kramer announced... continue
Local Transport Today
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Rik Thomas
The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, renewed calls for the scrapping the most polluting diesel cars and giving drivers cash incentives to switch to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Mayor of London has set out plans for low emission neighbourhoods with workplace parking levies alongside a scrappage scheme for the most... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government has commissioned a study into the air quality benefits of a scrappage scheme for older vehicles and low emission zones. The Department... continue
Local Transport Today
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TRAFFIC ON a new dual carriageway between the M6 and Manchester is to be restricted to 60mph, rather than 70, on air quality grounds.  Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Thousands of west London residents would have their respite from aircraft noise reduced if a third runway at Heathrow is built, according to... continue
Local Transport Today
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On 2 August The Daily Telegraph’s environment correspondent, Geoffrey Lean, took up the cause of a very specific segment of car drivers –... continue
Local Transport Today
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Boris Johnson has called on the Government to end the tax incentives on diesel cars as part of a package of measures to cut urban air... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
The Government has put back the expected date for achieving compliance with EU limits on nitrogen dioxide levels. Member states were supposed to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Highways Agency has started construction of two air quality barriers near junction 18 of the M62, near Simister, Greater Manchester. The... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has rejected the Highways Agency’s plan to operate a 60mph speed limit all day on smart motorway... continue
Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
Conventionally-fuelled vehicles will be completely replaced by ultra low emission vehicles such as electric cars and fuel cell or natural gas-powered... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT has invited local authorities across England to bid for a share of a £5m Clean Vehicle Technology Fund. Grants of up to £500,000... continue
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The RAC Foundation is urging ministers to introduce a new scrappage scheme targeted at old diesel cars. The number of diesel cars has risen from 1.6... continue
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