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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
UKIP in its pitch to the nation pledges to oppose "big brother" charging and claims the European Union is requiring all cars to install the eCall... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
An absence of accessible facilities and poor customer service is a major barrier to disabled drivers purchasing fuel at petrol... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Conservatives today pledge to increase capital spending in line with the growth in national income, at the same time as eliminating the budget... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Labour Deputy Leader Harriet Harman refused to rule out rises in fuel duty or air passenger duty when challenged to do so by Conservative... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council are exploring the feasibility of trialling the UK’s first double-decker wireless electric... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Transport for London is seeking a provider for an electric bike hire scheme initially to be based in the London Borough of Haringey but with the... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Nottingham City Council has placed an order with Chinese firm BYD for 13 fully electric buses to operate the city’s park-and-ride services.... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
London boroughs have struck a profit share arrangement with BluePointLondon, the new operator of the Source London network of electric vehicle... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Amanda Rowlatt, chief economist, Department for Transport
At the end of last year the Government announced the biggest upgrade to roads in a generation. The Road Investment Strategy set out a 30-year vision... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 5 March London’s Evening Standard announced on its front page (pictured below) that: “London’s pollution shame was today laid... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities and bus operators in England and Wales are being invited to bid to a £30m Low Emission Bus Scheme run by the DfT’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The UK’s first hydrogen production and bus refuelling station has opened in Aberdeen. The facility at the city council’s depot in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
John W E Helm
News that the much-unloved Pacer units are to be replaced by “at least 120” new diesel-powered vehicles in the North of England has taken... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London has appointed Arriva to operate the capital’s first all-electric bus route, the 312 service between South Croydon and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus operators in Aberdeen have announced how they will deploy a fleet of ten hydrogen buses, procured for the £19m Aberdeen City Council-led... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government has announced a further £32m of support for electric vehicles to 2020. The funding comprises: £15m to continue the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Hitrans, the Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership, is commissioning a new study into the potential for rail to transport timber from forestry... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Almost half of Scotland’s electric vehicle charging points did not charge a single vehicle in the month of August last year, according to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government is to review the level of grant for electric and other ultra-low emission cars. Since 2011 the Plug-in car grant has offered 25% off... continue
Local Transport Today
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