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Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
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
Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
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Transport for London and London Councils are considering drawing up specifications to exempt some lorries from the capital’s lorry control... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Noise maps for the 23 largest urban areas in England have been published by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. The maps cover... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
THE FREIGHT Transport Association hopes to persuade Reading Borough Council to abandon plans for a Low Emission Zone in the town centre. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
John Siraut, Director - Economics, Colin Buchanan
While there is increasing public scepticism with regard to climate change the majority of people still believe the world is warming up and the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Goods vehicles meeting low noise criteria could be exempted from night-time and weekend delivery curfews under plans being considered by the DfT. A... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The speed limit on the M1 through Luton could be reduced to 50mph during high pollution episodes under plans being studied by the Highways Agency and... continue
Local Transport Today
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The London Assembly’s environment committee has voiced “grave concerns” about the environmental conditions attached by ministers to... continue
Local Transport Today
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The National Audit Office has published a review of progress on improving air quality in England. The report will inform the House of Commons... continue
Local Transport Today
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Sheffield City Council is setting up a new Air Quality Management Area to tackle particulates just weeks after the European Commission concluded that... continue
Local Transport Today
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Reducing vehicle speeds can lead to major reductions in noise and thereby deliver major quality of life benefits for residents, according to a new... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport secretary Lord Adonis has launched a consultation on the use of small electric personal vehicles. body
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Local Transport Today
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The Government and London mayor Boris Johnson have played down the significance of the European Commission’s decision to reject a time... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Reading Borough Council this week approved plans for a Low Emission Zone in the town after the DfT indicated that this would be an acceptable form of... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Working with the Southwater Events Group, Telford and Wrekin Council, the Homes and Communities Agency and Advantage West Midlands, consultant WSP... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
Air quality in the UK could be set to become a much more controversial issue in the near future. The UK’s legal position regarding acceptable... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The City of Edinburgh Council is hoping that voluntary agreements can be struck with bus and freight operators in an effort to improve air quality.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The environmental audit committee of the House of Commons has announced a new inquiry into air quality that will assess whether the UK strategy is... continue
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