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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Patrick McDonnell.
The introduction of Ultra Low Emission Zone (ULEZ) in central London could result in diesel cars being charged £10 to drive in the capital. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Driverless cars are set to take to UK roads from January after business secretary Vince Cable launched a review of road regulations to allow the... continue
Categories: Car use, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The number of car trips made and total distance travelled by car have both fallen to new 20-year lows, according to the National Travel Survey. The... continue
Categories: Car use, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Transport minister Baroness Kramer has unveiled £500,000 for pilot programmes to widen access to car clubs.  The DfT said that it wants... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Trasport Today
Academics use the term ‘issue attention cycles’  to describe the way in which topics come from nowhere to suddenly dominate public... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
­Many commentators believe smart phones and other gadgets have replaced cars as the status symbol for the young but The Times’ weekend... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
UK transport experts gathered for a roundtable discussion in May about the topic of ‘peak car’ at the request of New Zealand’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The political controversy associated with graduated driver licences for young people is highlighted in a new report by the RAC Foundation. Some road... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Automated technology will transform many, but not all, forms of public transport, believes Begg.  Train drivers will continue to be needed on... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
Fully automated vehicles may still be decades away but there is a huge amount of interest today in automated technologies and their implications for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A majority of adults support the idea of graduated driver licences for young drivers, according to a survey for the RAC Foundation by Ipsos Mori.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The number of deaths on Britain’s roads fell to a record low in 2013, according to figures released by the DfT.  There were 1,713 deaths... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Scott Le Vine, Centre for Transport Studies
Though we may not often pause to think of ourselves this way, transport planners are professional futurologists. We spend much of our time thinking... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The House of Commons transport committee has announced new inquiries into motoring of the future and river crossings. The former will consider... continue
Categories: Bridges, Car use, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Cycle campaigners want the courts in England and Wales to make more use of driving bans for drivers who cause danger but  show no evidence of... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Iain Reeve, The Reeve Partnership, Godalming, Surrey GU7
In his recent Viewpoint article, Giles Bailey challenges us to think about the transport provision we need for an ageing society (LTT 16 May). The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Conventionally-fuelled vehicles will be completely replaced by ultra low emission vehicles such as electric cars and fuel cell or natural gas-powered... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
MPs have launched a probe into whether transport planners and the Government are taking into account advances in technology such as driverless... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Streets outside a number of Edinburgh schools will be closed to vehicles for about 30 minutes at the start and end of the school day under the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The RAC Foundation is urging ministers to introduce a new scrappage scheme targeted at old diesel cars. The number of diesel cars has risen from 1.6... continue
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