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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The European Commission is launching a major work programme on urban transport, including a new funding competition for innovations, and guidance on... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The European Commission is to test an accident investigation methodology on accidents involving powered two wheelers or bicycles. “No... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The board of UK engineering consultant Hyder is recommending that shareholders accept a takeover offer from Japanese engineering consultant Nippon... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Sir Peter Hall, who died on 30 July at the age of 82, was the UK’s foremost post-war geographer and planning academic. A prolific writer, he... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Editor's note: this is an updated and corrected version of the article that appears in the print edition of Local Transport Today. We mistakenly... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Strong performance in National Express Group’s UK bus, coach and rail divisions for the six months to 30 June 2014 was outweighed by... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Proposals to include transport in the European Emissions Trading System would have a damaging effect on driving down carbon dioxide emissions from... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
My taste for genre fiction was built on the science fiction magazines of the 1950s, when the futurologists of the time – right-wing libertarian... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Christian Schmidt, Newport
It is disheartening to read that Cambridgeshire seems set to continue with their floating bus stop proposals (‘Floating bus stops redesigned to... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
ON 11 JULY the Greener Journeys public transport lobby group took the somewhat unusual step of taking out a paid ‘advertisement feature’... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
John Dawson has retired from his position as managing director of the European Road Assessment Association, which undertakes the European Road... continue
Parking Review
Parking Policy Lead Story
The Spanish capital Madrid has started making drivers of cars that pollute pay more to park. The city hopes to reduce air pollution and congested... continue
Parking Review
Awards
The European Parking Association (EPA) is now inviting entries for its biennial awards. There are five categories: New parking structures Renovated... continue
Parking Review
Enforcement News
The government is being urged by the RAC to clamp down on untaxed foreign vehicles.  Foreign vehicles visiting the country must be registered... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Sean Corker, Manchester M41
I am surprised that Ms Mitchell has waited so long to produce statistics that she claims support her fraudster’s charter (presumed liability).... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Francis King, Bath BA2
The letter from Brenda Mitchell about presumed liability was interesting and self-evidently correct in parts (Letters LTT 27 Jun). For example, she... continue
Parking Review
Viewpoint
Nick Lester
The 1950s was the golden age of parking. You could park where you wanted, when you wanted, without difficulty and it was all free! Like so many... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The European Commission is launching a study into the state of the art of electronic road tolling.  The €100,000 six-month project will... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The European Commission’s mobility and transport directorate is inviting tenders for a 12-month project, valued at €200,000, to explore... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
An alliance of smart ticketing operators is aiming to introduce worldwide interoperable public transport ticketing using NFC phones. The Smart... continue
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