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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Ray Bentley
As I have recently collected my bus pass I know that I will be getting increasingly confused or cynical. The path to my confusion on transport policy... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The Government's policy on aviation in general, and the possible expansion of Heathrow Airport in particular, have rarely been far from the headlines... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The steady stream of negative stories about the Government's eco-towns proposals shows no signs of drying up, with several papers joining The Daily... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Gordon Hayward has retired from his position as director of environment and leisure services at the London Borough of Bromley, a post that covered... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Peter Miller
Is Elvis alive? One person says that he spoke to him just recently, others say that he is alive and under a witness protection scheme, others that he... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Councillor Rupert Read
I found it strange that your otherwise-excellent leader column, 'The limits to going green' (LTT?12 Jun), dwelt only on the Conservative Party as a... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
By Steve Mella
Eco-towns "will follow the most ambitious European models, where only half of households rely on a car", according to housing minister... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Every so often, policy hits the boundaries of public acceptability, forcing policy-makers into hasty retreat. The truckers' protests, a backbench... continue
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In brief
Improving local air quality is the theme of this year's European Mobility Week from 16-22 September. The associated 'In town without my car' day must... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Opponents of former London mayor Ken Livingstone's Thames Gateway bridge proposal in east London have reacted with delight to news of its abandonment... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Surrey County Council has backed the Royal Horticultural Society's call to reverse the trend towards paving over front gardens for parking spaces.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Maps showing estimated levels of environmental noise from transport networks in the 23 largest urban areas of England, as well as for major roads and... continue
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Lead Story
The Government was struggling to maintain its green taxation agenda on transport this week amid truckers' fuel protests, a media onslaught and a... continue
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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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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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