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Local Transport Today
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Duncan Laxen & Stephen Moorcroft, Air Quality Consultants Ltd
The recognition of transport as a major source of air pollution grew steadily during the 1970s and 80s but the real changes started around 20 years... continue
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Regular feature
Sir Howard Davies must have one of the toughest jobs in Government. Twelve months ago the former chief of the Audit Commission and the CBI was... continue
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Regular news
Environmental campaigners have threatened legal action against the Government’s proposed A14 improvements in Cambridgeshire because of their... continue
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In brief
The DfT has awarded a further £3.4m of grant to fund 55 new low carbon buses and reduce emissions from dozens more existing vehicles. The... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
The European Commission has dismissed suggestions that it is drawing up legislation that would require local authorities across Europe to harmonise... continue
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Regular news
Boris Johnson has criticised plans to scrap the requirement for local authorities in England to monitor air quality and designate Air Quality... continue
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The City of London wants to change freight delivery patterns to cut congestion and improve road safety and air quality.  Among measures being... continue
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The battle over the location of new airport capacity in the South East is heating up, with Gatwick Airport’s owners saying expansion at... continue
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The Government is to seek views on how more than  £500m can best be used to support the market for Ultra  Low Emission Vehicles... continue
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In brief
Eleven areas of England will receive a share of the DfT’s £5m Clean Bus Technology Fund to fit emission reduction technology to buses.... continue
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Andrew Forster
Air quality professionals have criticised Government plans to scrap the requirement for local authorities in England to assess local air quality.... continue
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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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Regular news
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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In brief
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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In brief
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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Secondary stories
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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In brief
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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Letters to the editor
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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In brief
There is “little evidence” that selective catalytic reduction (SRC) technology fitted to London buses results in an appreciable decline... continue
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