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Local Transport Today
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Boris Johnson has scrapped plans for the third phase of London’s Low Emission Zone, saying the costs of compliance will be too much for... continue
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A briefing produced by House of Commons library researchers has cast doubt on key assumptions used by Geoff Hoon to support his approval last month... continue
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Boris Johnson has announced his intention to suspend phase three of London’s low emission zone because of the detrimental impact it would have... continue
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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has launched a consultation on a UK application to the European Commission for an extension to... continue
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The Government has overturned a Commons motion by the Conservatives to reconsider plans to build a third runway at Heathrow by a margin of just 19. ... continue
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Bus Quality Contracts and Statutory Quality Partnerships could  help accelerate the ‘greening’ of bus fleets in the conurbations,... continue
Local Transport Today
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By William Ainslie
Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) could make a major contribution to cutting road accidents and help reduce carbon dioxide emissions, according to a... continue
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Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon has just announced the Government's approval for Heathrow to have a third runway and a sixth terminal.  Hoon... continue
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William Ainslie considers a recent Commission for Integrated Transport (CfIT) report on the use of Intelligent Speed Adaptation (ISA) and examines... continue
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Unions and business leaders have launched an advertising campaign urging the government to approve the construction of Heathrow’s third runway.... continue
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Fifty protesters from the anti-aviation group Plane Stupid launched a surprise blockade at Stansted airport, intended to ‘prevent the release... continue
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Transport Secretary Geoff Hoon has announced that no decision on whether to build a third runway at Heathrow airport will be made until January 2009.... continue
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“Gordon Brown has been congratulating himself on his speed of response to the financial crisis and that it appears to have brought political... continue
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Airport operator BAA?this week asked ministers to appoint an independent assessor to guarantee public confidence in DfT noise limits and EU air... continue
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Mayor Boris Johnson has announced his priorities for creating a thriving green economy, cutting carbon emissions by 60 per cent by 2025 and making... continue
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Heathrow Airport has announced that today it has asked the Government to appoint an independent assessor to scrutinise its performance against noise... continue
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Interview
By Andrew Forster
Green pressure groups and opposition MPs may have welcomed the Government’s toughening up of the Climate Change Bill’s emissions... continue
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“There is a nail-biting tussle going on at the centre of Government about the planned expansion of both Heathrow and Stansted airports and all... continue
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The DCLG’s consultant on the Sustainability Appraisal, Scott Wilson, makes the following comments on the transport aspects of the shortlisted... continue
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Ministers have been accused of watering down the transport aspects of eco-towns in a new draft Planning Policy Statement published last week... continue
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