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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
You report that the European Commission has refused time extensions for the UK to reduce nitrogen dioxide to acceptable levels, and is to start... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
I was horrified to read a two-page spread about TfL and lane rental – lots and lots of words about getting roads dug up outside of the busiest... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London has planted a second ‘green wall’ of vegetation, intended to trap particulates at pollution hotspots in the capital.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
TWO NEW runways may be needed to meet growing passenger demand at Heathrow Airport, according to a group of Tory MPs. Their suggestion came as the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The European Commission has rejected the UK Government’s applications for time extensions to comply with nitrogen dioxide limit values in 12... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cleaner Air for London has launched a new commercial vehicle anti-idling and fuel management toolkit. The new toolkit offers practical advice and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
London Councils and Transport for London have pledged to take a more flexible approach to enforcing night-time delivery restrictions during the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The City of York Council is considering restrictions on bus and goods vehicle emissions in an effort to improve air quality. The council will... continue
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Regular news
County councils may be given responsibility for air quality management under reforms being considered by the Government. Air quality... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Buses have been found to be the major source of nitrogen oxide emissions in a busy London high street despite only making up 10% of traffic. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Andrew Forster
ROAD TRAFFIC volumes in England are likely to grow by almost 50% over the next 25 years, according to the DfT’s new National Road Traffic... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David HT Smith, The Thursfield Smith Consultancy, Shrewsbury SY3
Ministers blame EU emission standards for not achieving acceptable levels of air quality (ibid). It is time they tried providing attractive... continue
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Letters to the editor
Chas Ball, Chief executive, Carplus, Leeds LS10
Reading the report about environment secretary Caroline Spelman’s lack of enthusiasm for Low Emission Zones was quite depressing... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Davies, Kendal LA9
Oh blimey bus industry, where are you? For years we have wrestled with ever more stringent emissions laws emanating from Brussels. Soon Euro 6... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Ministers this week urged local authorities to carefully consider whether Low Emission Zones are cost-effective, warning that their implementation... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bus and coach operators serving Oxford city centre will have to achieve strict vehicle emission standards under council plans to designate the area a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councils could become liable for some of the fines issued by the European Court of Justice if the UK fails to meet EU air quality limit values, under... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Centro has finalised a statutory quality bus partnership scheme to improve bus service standards in Birmingham city centre. The SQP specifies that... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London is to fit emissions abatement equipment to more buses in order to reduce particulate and nitrous oxide concentrations. Up to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Air pollution sensors are being installed in two areas of Liverpool to inform traffic management strategies. The council and its professional... continue
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