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Local Transport Today
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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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Liberal Democrats on the London Assembly have proposed banning the oldest diesel vehicles  from central London to improve air quality. The party... continue
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Transport for London has published plans to include larger vans and minibuses in the Low Emission Zone from 2012. From 3 January 2012 all such... continue
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The trial carried out by Sainsbury’s, the London Borough of Wandsworth and the Noise Abatement Society in 2007 showed what can be achieved by... continue
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Rik Thomas
The DfT-Backed Quiet Deliveries Demonstration Scheme, which was launched in January, has a very simple aim: to test whether many of the current... continue
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Consultants are assessing the merits of establishing a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in Glasgow. Among issues AECOM is considering are the possible... continue
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Councils in Cambridge are reviewing ways to reduce bus emissions after operators criticised a city council proposal for an emissions cap. Cambridge... continue
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The closure of UK airspace for several days due to a volcanic eruption in Iceland unsurprisingly attracted saturation coverage in the media but very... continue
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Worcestershire County Council is submitting an outline business case to the Department for Transport for a £46m package of improvements to... continue
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Rik Thomas
The Mayor's draft Air Quality Strategy for London, which the general public has until June 21 to comment on, focuses on six policy areas that consist... continue
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Gordon Telling, Freight Transport Association
With the advent of the DfT’s new Urban Challenge Fund comes the prospect of a rash of new Low Emission Zones across the country. But with local... continue
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The Government should establish a national standard for Low Emission Zones (LEZs) to simplify the process of setting them up, the House of Commons... continue
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