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Local Transport Today
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HITRANS, the Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership, has failed to secure funding from the Scottish Government’s strategic timber... continue
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The European Parliament and member states have reached agreement on allowing more streamlined, safer and fuel-efficient lorries, but not until about... continue
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The speed limit for lorries on dual carriageways in England and Wales will be raised from 50 to 60mph from the 6 April 2015, the DfT has confirmed.... continue
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Fife Council is to commission a study of re-opening the disused railway to Methil and Leven for passengers and potentially freight. The re-opening is... continue
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Letters to the editor
Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail manager, Campaign for Better Transport, London N1
The rail freight industry recognises Transport for London’s aspirations to increase passenger services on the North London Line... continue
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Transport for London wants Network Rail to shift more freight off the North London Line to improve performance of London Overground... continue
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UK railfreight operator Freightliner has been put up for sale by its Bahraini owners Arcapital, the Wall Street Journal has reported.... continue
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Transport for London should develop guidance to help decide when to segregate cyclists from other traffic, according to a team of researchers. The... continue
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The DfT has awarded rail freight operators just over £765,000 of Sustainable Distribution Fund grant to keep goods on the railways between now... continue
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Fitting cameras and in-cab screens to heavy goods vehicles is a better way to cut collisions between HGVs and cyclists than fitting additional... continue
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Andrew Forster
Boris Johnson has done more – much more – than any other politician to raise the political profile of cycling. But his eight-year tenure... continue
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Kent County Council has dropped plans to build a giant lorry park for over 2,000 vehicles between junctions 10 and 11 of the M20, which connects to... continue
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Bath and North East Somerset Council (BANES) is drawing up plans for a Low Emission Zone for buses and heavy goods vehicles in the central area of... continue
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Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership is planning to trial the movement of timber by rail on the Far North line, north of Inverness. The... continue
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Shetland Island Council’s fleet of heavy goods vehicles could be fuelled by hydrogen in the future. Energy company Shetland Heat Energy and... continue
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People/people
First Aberdeen managing director Duncan Cameron is to leave the company early next year to become performance director of road haulier ARR Crai... continue
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Letters to the editor
Francis King, Transport consultant, Bath BA2
Ms Readhead’s suggestion for banning private cars from London is interesting but I feel ultimately flawed   (ibid). Her proposal is to ban... continue
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Letters to the editor
Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail Manager, Campaign for Better Transport, London N1
Given that rail and rail modes complement each other and the DfT has overall responsibility for planning road and rail investment on strategic... continue
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A CONSTRUCTION industry-led initiative set up to protect vulnerable road users has launched a new toolkit to help improve road safety in construction... continue
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Rik Thomas
TRANSPORT FOR LONDON, working with the University of Loughborough, has produced research indicating that changes to the design of HGV cabs could save... continue
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