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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport minister Claire Perry has announced a study of driver and road user behaviour in response to driverless cars on the roads, "to reassure the... continue
Categories: Car use, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Many transport planning professionals have a dim view of the DfT’s transport planning capabilities and attitude towards transport planning,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Advertising Standards Authority has upheld a complaint against an advert for BMW’s M235i car, which stated: “Capable of 0-62mph in... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A guide explaining how local authorities can exploit the potential of technologies such as apps, Bluetooth, and cloud computing in local transport... continue
Local Transport Today
John Dales
John Dales
This morning (15 October), I was woken by BBC Radio 5 Live’s Nicky Campbell announcing that the London Health Commission (LHC), in a new... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Balfour Beatty shareholders will vote on 28 October on the board’s recommendation to sell professional services consultancy Parsons... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
First Aberdeen managing director Duncan Cameron is to leave the company early next year to become performance director of road haulier ARR Crai... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Andrew Fraser, Stirling FK8
Tiffany Lynch suggests, quite rightly, that we get back to basics on road safety (Letters LTT 19 Sep). But what are these basics? Surely not those... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport planners and urban designers must give more thought to the needs of mobility scooter users, according to a new report for the... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
ON 9 OCTOBER The Scottish Daily Record editorialised on the decision by the Scottish Government to award the ScotRail franchise to Abellio (p10).... continue
Categories: Railways, All of UK, Europe
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
The Scottish Referendum was an exciting affair. I was in Dundee during those heady days prior to the vote, in the place that became known as... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
John Whitelegg
The Climate Change Act requires “at least” an 80% reduction in CO2 equivalent emissions by 2050 on a 1990 base. The transport sector is... continue
Parking Review
Awards
The parking team at Derriford Hospital, Plymouth, has been crowned VINCI Park UK’s Parking Team of the Year. This was one of 12 prizes handed... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The UK is to see the largest increase in the cost imposed on its economy by congestion in the developed world, according to a new study by the Centre... continue
Categories: Car use, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Comment extra
Lee Baker
Over the summer, Britain's manufacturers called for the politics to be taken out of transport planning, to end what they see as decades of... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Deniz Huseyin
Foreign motorists driving illegally in the UK are to be targeted in a trial that aims to track down road tax evaders and those that have not paid... continue
Categories: All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Lib Dem conference has backed a new policy for a zero carbon Britain by 2050, including banning all cars that are not ultra-low carbon from UK... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Deniz Huseyin
Government plans to rein back the use of maximum parking standards for new developments will undermine efforts to support sustainable transport, the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
John W E Helm
Two decades ago the railways were privatised. However, unlike other important milestones in rail history, this event was not marked by a one-off... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Drivers’ Union, Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire LN12
I must respond to Ian Drummond, an ex-council official, and his long letter denouncing regression to the mean (ibid). Firstly, I would ask how many... continue
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