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Local Transport Today
In brief
Eleven areas of England will receive a share of the DfT’s £5m Clean Bus Technology Fund to fit emission reduction technology to buses.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has published a  method for calculating the social benefits of bus travel but the  approach cannot be used to boost the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Communities and local government secretary Eric Pickles has told local authorities in England to “ditch their anti-car dogma” and make... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Air quality professionals have criticised Government plans to scrap the requirement for local authorities in England to assess local air quality.... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local transport authorities in England outside London are participating in the DfT’s annual ‘smarter choices’ survey, which tracks... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT is looking at scrapping the requirement for lead-in cycle lanes to be provided for advanced stop lines (ASLs). Removing the requirement will... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Eight cities and four national parks in England will share £94m of DfT funding?over the next two years to boost cycling. In a clear sign of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A?Labour Government would place new duties on local authorities in England to support walking and cycling.  Shadow transport secretary Maria... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has appointed consultants Atkins and The TAS Partnership to update and enhance the DfT’s best practice guidance on tendering bus... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Matt Perkins, Statistician, Transport analytical services, Transport Scotland, Glasgow G4
I refer to your article ‘Devolution destroys the GB-wide NTS’ on 9 August and would offer the following clarifications. The DfT... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
 The political crisis in Egypt is not something to joke about but we were nevertheless perplexed to read this News in Brief in The Times:... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Robin Pointon, Go Travel Solutions
One of the positive outputs of Local Sustainable Transport Funding (LSTF) funding has been the significant growth of business engagement and... continue
Local Transport Today
News
FirstGroup has announced a restructuring of its South East and Midlands region bus business. Depots will be grouped into two business units – a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Shadow transport secretary Maria Eagle has promised a long-term funding settlement for cycling funded by reallocating money from the roads... continue
Categories: Cycling, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Eleven local authorities have won a share of £5 million of funding to reduce pollution from local buses, the DfT has announced. The authorities... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Ministers will not implement the All Party Get Britain Cycling report in full, they say today. The Government will not implement national targets to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The DfT claims that carefully-designed segregated cycle routes benefit motorists "by reducing congestion and conflict". continue
Categories: Cycling, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Prime Minister today announces that eight cities will get Cycle City Ambition funding of £77.2m in total for projects to increase... continue
Categories: Cycling, England
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The relationship between economic growth and road traffic levels is weakening over time, according to a DfT report explaining last month’s road... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
The DfT has published new traffic forecasts, as they do from time to time. Their credibility is seriously challenged, but that is not the point of... continue
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