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Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
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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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In brief
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
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Government this week signalled its determination to expand Heathrow and Stansted airports in a move that Gordon Brown hopes will show the... continue
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Environmental and public transport interests exerted undue influence on transport policy in the Labour Government’s early years in power,... continue
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Passenger numbers through Stansted Airport will be able to rise by 40% following the Government’s decision to give the go-ahead to increasing... continue
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Media monitor
By Rik Thomas
"Britain’s most successful transport campaigner has come top of the first comprehensive list of the country's most effective... continue
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Media monitor
On 7 October Guardian columnist George Monbiot took aim at the world's car manufacturers. “While all eyes were fixed on the banking bail-out, a... continue
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The transport-related announcements that emanated from the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham generated a huge amount of interest in the... continue
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The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs has been stripped of its responsibility for climate change in the... continue
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