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Maybe it’s because it’s a largely invisible problem but, for whatever reason, air quality  issues never seems to enjoy the same... continue
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Lee Baker
Eleven local authorities have won a share of £5 million of funding to reduce pollution from local buses, the DfT has announced. The authorities... continue
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A low emission zone could be set up in Oxford to cut emissions from the road freight sector. Oxford City Council says it will work with Oxfordshire... continue
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Transport for London has awarded £5.4m to London boroughs and businesses for measures to cut air pollution. Hillingdon and Hounslow will work... continue
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Air quality campaigners are demanding answers about air pollution in London after the Mayor’s office released data highlighting the extent of... continue
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The DfT has allocated £5m to install emissions reduction technology to existing bus fleets in England. Local authorities outside London can bid... continue
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Paul Biggs, Transport Majority, Tamworth, Staffs B77
Councillor John Bint’s response to the letter from Campaign for Better Transport chief executive Stephen Joseph suggests that Mr Bint is... continue
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There is “little evidence” that selective catalytic reduction (SRC) technology fitted to London buses results in an appreciable decline... continue
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by Andrew Forster
The European Court of Justice is to consider if the UK Government has contravened the European Air Quality Directive by failing to ensure nitrogen... continue
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A REPORT outlining a role for liquid air in reducing bus diesel consumption and transport carbon emissions has been published following work by Arup... continue
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Rik Thomas
ON 26 APRIL, The Birmingham Mail piggybacked on the LTT-supported Cycle City Expo in England’s second city to launch “a new campaign... continue
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Oxford University professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, whose specialist subject is the history of the Christian church, suggested in an article on... continue
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The Government and local authorities are being urged to give more support to the electric vehicle market, with a longer-term commitment to funding... continue
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Transport for London has hailed emission test results from its New Bus for London. Tests using a vehicle that has been in passenger service for eight... continue
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Having spent the last decade telling readers that the debate about climate change was over, The Economist has admitted that things may not be so... continue
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The Government has cleared the way for airport expansion in the South East of England by dropping the idea of tightening noise measurement and... continue
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The City of Edinburgh Council is to commission a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) feasibility study. Among issues to be explored are the geographic coverage;... continue
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The DfT is consulting on a series of changes to its WebTAG transport appraisal guidance. New guidance explains how bus ‘quality factors’... continue
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London mayor Boris Johnson is to exempt goods vehicles and coaches from the fifth phase of the capital’s Low Emission Zone. Phase five, to be... continue
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