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Local Transport Today
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Options for improving road traffic emissions modelling in Oxford are explored in a new TRL report commissioned by Oxford City Council. A city-wide... continue
Local Transport Today
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Glasgow City Council is designating the whole of the city an air quality management area for particulates because of the Scottish Government’s... continue
Local Transport Today
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Councils in the West Midlands conurbation are drawing up plans to reduce emissions from buses and lorries. The Department for the Environment and... continue
Local Transport Today
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Martin Heffer, Parsons Brinckerhoff
Globalisation and economic structural change brings government many dilemmas. High among those is how to sustain the UK and the South East as a... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport for London is to retrofit up to 1,000 buses with technology to cut nitrogen oxide emissions. The £10m programme, half-funded by the... continue
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The Government has been urged to set up a national framework for Low Emission Zones (LEZs) by a committee of MPs. The environmental audit committee... continue
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Londoners may have their sleep disturbed if lane rental charges prompt roadworks to take place at night, the London Assembly has warned. The DfT is... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport for London is planting a ‘green wall’ of vegetation outside Edgware Road Bakerloo Line station to trap particulates. The wall,... continue
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New research published by the Campaign for Better Transport claims that UK cities are among the most car dependent in Europe. The European Car... continue
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Rik Thomas
Air quality monitoring equipment originally invented by researchers at Newcastle University as part of the MESSAGE (Mobile Environmental Sensing... continue
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Rik Thomas
Transport for London has awarded a contract to install specialist pollution reducing equipment on 18 London buses to two firms, Eminox and HJS. The... continue
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Transport for London is rolling out a spray treatment to reduce particulate concentrations on London’s streets, as part of a wider air quality... continue
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Environmental lawyers have launched a legal challenge against the Government’s plans for improving air quality. The Department for the... continue
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Leeds City Council plans to commission a feasibility study of establishing a Low Emission Zone in the city. The council has bid to the Local... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Lisa Lavia
What strange bedfellows you might think the Freight Transport Association, consultant Transport and Travel Research, the DfT, and the Noise Abatement... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Scottish Government has invited expressions of interest for a contract to provide noise mapping and action plan services across Scotland. The... continue
Local Transport Today
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The European Commission has granted the UK Government a time extension for achieving legal limits for particulate (PM10) concentrations in London.... continue
Local Transport Today
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Rik Thomas
When LTT last wrote about the Quiet Deliveries Demonstration Scheme the intention of project manager TTR (Transport and Travel Research) was to run... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government has outlined actions being taken in London to achieve compliance with the European limit values for particulate matter (PM10). In... continue
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Andrew Forster
A national framework for Low Emission Zones (LEZs) could be drawn up by the UK  Government as part of its efforts to achieve compliance with... continue
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