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Local Transport Today
In brief
Air quality in Oxford city centre has improved since the bus-based low emission zone in the city centre was introduced last January, according to... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The owners of Heathrow Airport have pledged to fund a £700m noise insulation scheme  for homes affected by aviation noise in return for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Bristol is to trial hybrid buses that automatically switch from diesel to electric power when they enter parts of the city with poor air... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London is being urged to expand the proposed ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ) beyond the existing central London congestion charge... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has voiced alarm at the Scottish Government’s plans to fast-track the implementation of low emission... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Dave Holladay, Glasgow
Measures such as low emission zones provide a great stimulus to review the efficiency (and reduce the cost) of city logistics for passenger and... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Fears have been voiced for the future of local air quality monitoring in England, after the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Low emission zone (LEZ) feasibility studies are among projects to have secured a share of a £1m air quality grant from the Department for the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Leeds City Council has ruled out introducing a low emission zone (LEZ) for the time being, saying it could be unpopular and damage the local economy.... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A design competition for solar-panelled noise barriers has been launched by the Highways Agency. The HA is working with the M40 Chiltern Environment... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
The media headline, that man-made air pollution causes 29,000 premature deaths in the UK, is from a report, dated 2010, by the Committee on the... continue
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Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The tale of Robert the Bruce, sitting in a cave, watching a spider trying to build a web, is the origin of the maxim, ‘If at first you... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Five ring-fenced funds worth £900m up to and including 2020/21 are being set up.  Environment – £300m This fund could be used... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Biggs, Tamworth, Staffs B77
As 2014 draws to a close, it might well be remembered as the year of air quality alarmism. Given that air pollutants have fallen markedly since 1990,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
A national network of low emission zones and an overhaul of fuel duty and vehicle excise duty have been urged by MPs to cut nitrogen dioxide and... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The UK Government’s current expectations for when the EU annual mean limit value for nitrogen dioxide will be reached are: By 2015: Blackpool... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Andrew Forster
Last week’s ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union on an air quality case brought against the UK Government by environmental law... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
TRL is inviting councils to join a project to demonstrate how air quality can be integrated into traffic management. TRL, the University of Leicester... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
“London must move faster on air pollution,” London transport blogger Dave Hill suggested on 23 November. “The UK needs to speed up... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The European Court of Justice has ruled that the UK must act to clean up illegal levels of air pollution from traffic "as soon as possible" in a case... continue
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