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Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
By Gavin Smith
Current government policy is clearly stated in Towards a Sustainable Transport System. Yet is this simply spin, from a government that has just added... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Lawson, London Region co-ordinator, The Association of British Drivers, Chislehurst
Richard Evans objected to Boris Johnson’s plans to part-pedestrianise Parliament Square in your recent edition (Letters LTT?5 Sep). But we... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Public authorities across the UK are making last minute preparations for this year's European Mobility Week and 'In town without my car!' events... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
The publication by the House of Commons' Environmental Audit Committee of a new report, entitled Vehicle Excise Duty as an environmental tax, was... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
MVA Consultancy has appointed <b>Peter George</b> director of environmental planning. He joins from consultant Grontmij where he was head... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A lack of transport infrastructure should not be used to delay the delivery of over 33,000 new houses a year in the South East, communities secretary... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport can be key to helping Local Strategic Partnerships meet their objectives according to a new guide prepared by the DfT, the Local Government... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
<b>Richard Watts</b> has been appointed director of environment with Bedfordshire County Council, starting next week. Watts has been... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
The DfT says its consultation on the New Approach to Transport Appraisal refresh attracted 101 responses - an impressive number for a subject that... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Department shows no sign of accepting environmentalists' calls for less reliance to be placed on ascribing monetary values to environmental... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The Daily Telegraph's strong opposition to the Government's eco-towns proposals produced not one but two editorial columns in less than a week at... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
By Helen Roby
It's intriguing to compare the DfT and TfL definitions of a workplace travel plan. The DfT definition in the report Towards a Sustainable Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The mayor of Paris has announced that the city is to launch a 'turn up and go' hire scheme for electric cars similar to the Velib bicycle hire scheme... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Many people are changing travel habits in response to concerns about the environment according to public transport operator Stagecoach. A telephone... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government is in discussion with the European Commission about the possibility of extended compliance deadlines for meeting the EU nitrogen... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Public Inquiry into Wiltshire County Council's Westbury eastern bypass has got underway in the town. Wiltshire says the 5.8km single carriageway... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The London Borough of Sutton looks set to scrap plans for an emissions-based residents' parking permit scheme after councillors concluded that it was... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Aberdeen City Council has commissioned consultant Faber Maunsell to help develop the city's urban traffic management and control system, including... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Conservative Party leader David Cameron has tried to make green transport and other taxes politically palatable by pledging to put all additional... continue
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
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