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Local Transport Today
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The South East Wales Transport Alliance (Sewta) is consulting on a rail strategy to capitalise on the planned electrification of the area’s... continue
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Electric trains could be running to Windermere in the Lake District by 2016, if a favourable business case can be made, transport secretary Patrick... continue
Local Transport Today
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The rail industry is to trial battery-powered train technology, which could be used to bridge gaps in otherwise electrified parts of the network and... continue
Local Transport Today
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Mark Moran
The government’s strategy to encourage the development of the ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) industry was announced... continue
Local Transport Today
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Motorists in rural areas could benefit from cheaper fuel under Treasury plans to extend the existing island fuel rebate to many more parts of the UK.... continue
Local Transport Today
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The number of claims made to the Government’s Plug-in car grant scheme had reached 4,553 by the end of June – up by 1,532 since the... continue
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The boom in shale gas and shale oil production in the US is prompting people to rethink future fossil fuel supplies, according to an analyst. The... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government is to offer a prize of up to £10m R&D funding to develop long-life battery technology for electric vehicles. Details of the... continue
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The DfT has asked Network Rail to study electrifying the ‘Lakes Line’ railway between Oxenholme and Windermere in Cumbria.... continue
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John Helm
‘Fusion: feasibility and the future of transport’ was the title of the Independent Transport Commission’s annual lecture held last... continue
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The DfT has offered Nottingham City Council £1.5m to help fund 15 more electric buses, which will take the city’s electric bus fleet up... continue
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Transport for London has started the process to find a purchaser for Source London, the capital’s network of 1,300 publicly accessible electric... continue
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Reading Buses has taken delivery of the first of a fleet of 20 compressed natural gas-powered buses, which the operator says will make it the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) offers a benefit:cost ratio of about 2.4 in Metropolitan areas but only 1.3-1.4 in rural areas, according to the... continue
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Consultants have questioned the Government’s  electric vehicle strategy, saying there is little prospect of electric vehicles becoming... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The notion that the UK Government is going backwards in its commitment to cut carbon dioxide emissions made the front page of The Independent on 11... continue
Local Transport Today
News
A REPORT outlining a role for liquid air in reducing bus diesel consumption and transport carbon emissions has been published following work by Arup... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Rik Thomas
THE GREATER Manchester Electric Vehicle scheme, a new electric vehicle charging point network and pay-as-you-go programme, has been launched by... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Commissioner of Transport for London, Sir Peter Hendy, recently put in an expenses claim for £175 that related to his boss, London mayor... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Tony Duckenfield, Steer Davies Gleave
Looking at new registrations of electric and hybrid vehicles (EVs) we can see a worrying slow-down in growth (Figure 1), which is mirrored by a... continue
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