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Local Transport Today
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Transport Scotland has awarded funding to two bus operators to help towards the cost of purchasing low carbon buses. The fourth round of the Scottish... continue
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John W E Helm
A war of words has erupted between the governments in London and Cardiff about who is to fund electrification of the Welsh Valleys railway... continue
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In brief
Strathclyde Partnership for Transport is to purchase two electric buses for use on Riversider Service 100, a tendered route between Glasgow city... continue
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Aberdeen City Council has taken delivery of the first four hydrogen buses for the Aberdeen Hydrogen Bus Project, which will soon allow the city to... continue
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A point-to-point electric car hire scheme will hit the streets of London next year, launched by the French Bolloré  group, which has run... continue
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Transport for London is inviting suppliers of electric bike hire systems to participate in a soft market testing prior to a proposed procurement of a... continue
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Gas-powered heavy goods vehicles could cut road transport emissions but major barriers must still be overcome for the technology to flourish,... continue
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Rising passenger demand on the railways will push up the total national passenger rolling stock fleet, with a huge shift from diesel to electric... continue
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Viewpoint
Ray Bentley
I define the Far South West (FSW) as the two Local Enterprise Partnership areas of Cornwall and Heart of the South West – basically Somerset... continue
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Lee Baker
The Government says in its draft child poverty strategy that high transport costs "can make it harder to get to work and to stay in work," as it vows... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT has awarded Nottingham City Council a further £1.5m of Green Bus Fund, allowing it to complete the transition of its bus fleet to... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government received just over 1,000 claims to its Plug-in Car Grant in the last three months of 2013, according to the Office for Low Emission... continue
Local Transport Today
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FirstGroup is the dominant bus operator in Leeds and therefore has most to lose from the trolleybus plans. This month it unveiled its alternative... continue
Local Transport Today
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Not everyone is looking forward to NGT: Over 600 land acquisitions will have to be made, and nearly 1,800 objections have been lodged. Complainants... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
John W E Helm
If Leeds City Council and the West Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (Metro) get their way, the trolleybus will be returning to the streets of... continue
Local Transport Today
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Councils, hospitals, and train operators from across Britain will share £9.3m of Government funding for electric vehicle charging points.... continue
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Merseytravel is to withdraw three electric bus services in St Helens as part of a programme of spending cuts.  The E10, E11 and E12 free town... continue
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The Government has applied to the European Commission for permission to introduce fuel duty discounts of up to 5p per litre in 17 of the most rural... continue
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A hydrogen refuelling station could be built on the south side of Aberdeen as part of a project to promote hydrogen fuel cell buses. The station,... continue
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Reading Borough Council plans to spend £75,000 retrofitting a number of taxis to run on compressed natural gas.   ... continue
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