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Local Transport Today
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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
In brief
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
In brief
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
Regular feature
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
Regular news
The Government has outlined actions being taken in London to achieve compliance with the European limit values for particulate matter (PM10). In... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The European Commission may give member states more time to achieve limit values for nitrogen dioxide, the major source of which is road... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Northern Ireland’s Department of Environment is inviting tenders for the preparation of noise maps for major roads, railways and airports. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Air quality in central London has breached EU annual limit values just four months into the year. Concentrations of particulates (PM10s) at the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London (TfL) has announced that it is to carry out a trial that will see 18 buses retrofitted with specialist equipment to tackle NOx... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
London Mayor Boris Johnson has asked European Commission vice president Siim Kallas, who is also the European Union’s transport commissioner,... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
A Strategic environmental assessment of the transport plan for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has “not identified any significant... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has awarded London mayor Boris Johnson £5m to improve air quality in the capital and ensure compliance with binding European targets on... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The City of York Council is drawing up a package of measures as part of a new low emission transport strategy to bring down pollution levels in the... continue
Local Transport Today
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London Mayor Boris Johnson has ruled out emergency road closures as a way to meet European limits for particulate concentrations in the capital. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A Low Emission Zone  for buses and lower speed limits on the M1 are among the top priorities in a draft air quality action plan being considered... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT is seeking the views of bus and goods vehicle operators on how to cut their air pollution. An online questionnaire seeks views on a range of... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Aberdeen City Council is to consult bus and freight operators on a possible Low Emission Zone covering the Air Quality Management Area in the city... continue
Local Transport Today
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Many parts of London continue to breach EU air quality standards that were supposed to be achieved by 2010. EU limit values stipulate that, from 1... continue
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