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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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
In brief
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
Regular news
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
Regular news
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
Viewpoint
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
In brief
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
Local Transport Today
In brief
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
In brief
Transport for London is planting a ‘green wall’ of vegetation outside Edgware Road Bakerloo Line station to trap particulates. The wall,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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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