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Local Transport Today
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Nottingham City Council has placed an order for 20 electric buses with manufacturer Optare in a move the council says will create the largest fleet... continue
Local Transport Today
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The City of York Council says the city is to become the first in the country to set up a network of ‘pay-as-you-go’ charging points for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
Optare, which is currently the UK’s biggest supplier of electrically-powered buses, has been involved in this business for five years now but... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport minister Norman Baker says he has not been involved in any spending review-related talks about the future of Bus Service Operators Grant... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Transport and business leaders are hoping that transport projects will receive a share of the additional infrastructure funding promised in this... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for Greater Manchester is bidding to the DfT’s Green Bus Fund for cash to part-fund the purchase of three electric buses for use on... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Chancellor in his Budget today announced a 1% cut in DfT revenue spending for the next two years and £3bn extra capital spending for... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
AS THE 50th anniversary of the publication of the Beeching report on the UK’s rail network nears (it was originally published on 27 March,... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT is to fund 75% of the cost of installing electric vehicle charging points by residents at their home, or by train operators at railway... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Andrew Forster
It may not rank among the biggest of disputes between Brussels and Westminster but the European Commission’s draft Directive on alternative... continue
Local Transport Today
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A bullish assessment of the opportunities for using hydrogen fuel cell technology in the UK road transport market is presented in an interim report... continue
Local Transport Today
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Taxes and higher crude oil prices – rather than a lack of competition – explain the rise in petrol prices over the last decade, according... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Householders in Scotland are to be offered free installation of electric vehicle charging points as part of the Scottish Government’s plans to... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Ford, Renault-Nissan and Daimler have agreed to jointly develop a fuel cell system in a bid to bring forward mass-market zero-emission vehicles. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Just over 3,000 claims were made to the Government’s Plug-in car grant scheme in the first two years of its operation. Since January 2011... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The rail industry is drawing up plans for further electrification schemes to be delivered in regulatory Control Periods beyond 2019. A draft Network... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Network Rail wants to electrify Edinburgh’s suburban railway in the next five-year control period, 2014/15-2018/19. The ‘South Sub’... continue
Local Transport Today
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Network Rail plans to electrify the East Kilbride line in Strathclyde under the same sort of alliance deal with ScotRail that is currently being used... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The coalition Government this week omitted any mention of plans to deliver privately-funded road improvements from its mid-term review... continue
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