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Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The publication by the Government of noise maps for 23 towns and cities in the UK generated some media interest, with The Daily Telegraph, for... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
In recent weeks The Daily Telegraph has launched what amounts to a de facto campaign against the Government's plans for eco-towns, featuring almost... continue
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Regular news
Environmental groups have spelt out their opposition to the shortlisted eco-town locations in a strongly worded letter to housing minister Caroline... continue
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In brief
Diesel particulates emitted from vehicles are a major proliferator of hayfever in urban areas, a consultant to tissue firm KLEENEX® has warned.... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
The trouble with very small and very big numbers is that they sound impressive without conveying much enlightenment. One of the very big numbers... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The Government's eco-towns were facing an embarrassing setback this week with news that an alliance of environmental groups is to write to ministers... continue
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Regular news
Glasgow City Council is to undertake a detailed study into the feasibility of introducing a Low Emission Zone (LEZ) in the city. In 2007 the council... continue
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In brief
Promoters of road and airport schemes are often criticised by environmentalists and others who say that the over-riding objective of transport policy... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Environmental groups will be watching warily to see if Boris Johnson retains the commitment shown by predecessor Ken Livingstone to cutting... continue
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Garrett Emmerson
Garret Emmerson
How will the policy agenda for the next round of LTPs differ from that for LTP2? Having one of those 'what were we doing five years ago'... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Denise Carlo - Norwich NR2
Phil Goodwin has the measure of the NATA refresh when he advises the Government to stop tinkering around the edges and go for a substantial re-write... continue
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Interview
Speed cameras, road pricing, bus lanes and 'green' motoring taxes are just some of the policies opposed by the Association of British Drivers. So is... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
"Parents are to be charged up to £75 a year by councils to drop their children off on the school run," The Daily Telegraph said on 21... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Graham Harding, Lancashire County Council's executive director of environment, is to retire in August. Harding joined Lancashire in 1993 becoming the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A long-running debate about whether lorries pay their 'external costs' such as on the environment, congestion and damage to the road network, has... continue
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Letters to the editor
Chris Wood
Garrett Emmerson is so nearly right in his article in the last issue (ibid). He is right that direct emissions of carbon dioxide cannot be the sole... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Scottish Government is to reform Bus Service Operators Grant payments to better align them with ministerial objectives. The Scottish Government's... continue
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Regular news
The DfT has published the first phase of research into placing monetary values on the natural landscape impacts of transport schemes. The ongoing... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Fundamental reforms to the DfT's New Approach to Appraisal methodology are needed to make it better serve Government objectives according to a paper... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
When the Government's shortlist of 15 sites for the establishment of 'eco-towns' was officially announced on 3 April the media moved on from its... continue
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