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Local Transport Today
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Air quality in central London has breached EU annual limit values just four months into the year. Concentrations of particulates (PM10s) at the... continue
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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
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London Mayor Boris Johnson has asked European Commission vice president Siim Kallas, who is also the European Union’s transport commissioner,... continue
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A Strategic environmental assessment of the transport plan for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has “not identified any significant... continue
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Particulates from transport and other human sources shorten many people’s lives, according to the Government’s Committee on the Medical... continue
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The first of a new fleet of hydrogen-powered fuel cell buses took to the streets of London this weekend. Eight vehicles are being delivered over the... continue
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Air quality campaigners have written to London mayor Boris Johnson threatening to apply for a judicial review of the mayor’s plan to scrap the... continue
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Transport for London is to spray dust suppressants onto roads in an effort to reduce particulate concentrations. TfL will begin applying the dust... continue
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The European Commission is being urged to reject any attempt from the UK and other member state governments to suspend or delay compliance... continue
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When the new Government announced this summer that it would not support a third runway at Heathrow (or a second at Stansted) it hardly seemed like... continue
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The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has floated the idea of an inner London Low Emission Zone to improve the capital’s air quality.... continue
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Central Government must take the lead on funding transport measures to improve London’s air quality, the capital’s transport commissioner... continue
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The European Commission has issued a final warning to the UK over the failure to achieve EU standards for airborne particulates (PM10s) in Greater... continue
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