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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
Secondary stories
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
Regular news
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
Media monitor
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
Regular news
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
Regular news
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
Regular news
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
Regular news
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
In brief
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
Local Transport Today
In brief
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
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new route navigation system for lorry drivers, which can select routes that minimise congestion, noise and air pollution is being developed by the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has published new guidance to encourage the establishment of ‘Quiet delivery’ schemes, whereby goods are delivered to premises... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Heathrow and Gatwick are clashing as they prepare to give their detailed proposals for expansion to the Airports Commission. Gatwick Airport continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
A 20mph speed limit on the Euston Road and an Ultra Low Emission Zone covering Euston station are among the ideas being studied by Transport for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Swindon Council may  install solar-panelled noise barriers alongside motorways and trunk roads in its area. As well as reducing traffic noise... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Households affected by noise from a proposed second runway at Gatwick would receive annual compensation equivalent to band A council tax (currently... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Highways Agency is consulting on plans to impose a 60mph speed limit on a three-mile section of the M3 in Surrey because of air pollution... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The European Commission this week commenced legal proceedings against the UK for its failure to bring down nitrogen dioxide levels to within EU limit... continue
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