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Local Transport Today
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Boris Johnson has called on the Government to end the tax incentives on diesel cars as part of a package of measures to cut urban air... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
The Government has put back the expected date for achieving compliance with EU limits on nitrogen dioxide levels. Member states were supposed to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Highways Agency has started construction of two air quality barriers near junction 18 of the M62, near Simister, Greater Manchester. The... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has rejected the Highways Agency’s plan to operate a 60mph speed limit all day on smart motorway... continue
Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
Conventionally-fuelled vehicles will be completely replaced by ultra low emission vehicles such as electric cars and fuel cell or natural gas-powered... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has invited local authorities across England to bid for a share of a £5m Clean Vehicle Technology Fund. Grants of up to £500,000... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The RAC Foundation is urging ministers to introduce a new scrappage scheme targeted at old diesel cars. The number of diesel cars has risen from 1.6... continue
Local Transport Today
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A new route navigation system for lorry drivers, which can select routes that minimise congestion, noise and air pollution is being developed by the... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT has published new guidance to encourage the establishment of ‘Quiet delivery’ schemes, whereby goods are delivered to premises... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Heathrow and Gatwick are clashing as they prepare to give their detailed proposals for expansion to the Airports Commission. Gatwick Airport continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
A 20mph speed limit on the Euston Road and an Ultra Low Emission Zone covering Euston station are among the ideas being studied by Transport for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Swindon Council may  install solar-panelled noise barriers alongside motorways and trunk roads in its area. As well as reducing traffic noise... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Households affected by noise from a proposed second runway at Gatwick would receive annual compensation equivalent to band A council tax (currently... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Highways Agency is consulting on plans to impose a 60mph speed limit on a three-mile section of the M3 in Surrey because of air pollution... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The European Commission this week commenced legal proceedings against the UK for its failure to bring down nitrogen dioxide levels to within EU limit... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Biggs, Alliance of British Drivers, Tamworth, Staffs B77
The response of Malcolm Bulpitt (LTT 07 Feb) to my letter of 24 Jan leaves me wondering if he read it properly or understood it.  There’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Highways Agency is to trial air quality barriers on a section of the M62 to see if they can reduce localised air pollution from vehicles on the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Local authorities and motoring groups have criticised the Highways Agency’s plan to impose a 60mph speed limit on a 32-mile stretch of the M1... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Capita has won back the contract to manage the central London congestion charge.  The company has secured a five-year contract from Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
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Pressure to cut particulate matter (PM) in urban areas grew this week as an international team of researchers claimed to have found a link between... continue
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