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Local Transport Today
In brief
The Liberal Democrats will pledge to scrap tolls on the Severn crossings in the next Parliament. The bridges are currently administered by the Severn... continue
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Regular news
Transport for London has awarded consultant TRL a £220,000 contract to assist trials of out-of-hour goods deliveries in the... continue
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Lee Baker
Light goods vehicle miles recorded the greatest growth of any vehicle in the second quarter of the year, as they clocked up close to twenty per cent... continue
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Lee Baker
The Government has hailed the fact that its HGV road user levy has raised more than £17 million since it was introduced in April. Foreign ... continue
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Regular news
Raising the speed limit for lorries on dual carriageways in England from 50 to 60mph will have hardly any impact on actual speeds because the vast... continue
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Letters to the editor
Norman Bradbury, Deputy director – policy, Railfuture, Worcester Park, Surrey KT4
With regard to issues related to the Settle-Carlisle rail route (Letters LTT 25 Jul), I will not take the bait and explain all over again why Paul... continue
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Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
Your account of consultant MTRU’s excellent study, Heavy goods vehicles – do they pay for the damage they cause?, may give the impression... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Nottinghamshire County Council is urging the Highways Agency to reconsider its refusal to allow lorries transporting coal to join the M1 via a... continue
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Sainsbury’s has purchased lorries with additional safety features to reduce the risk of collisions with cyclists. The vehicle, designed in... continue
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Transport for London and London Councils are consulting on their proposed Safer Lorries Scheme, which aims to reduce the risk of collisions with... continue
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Letters to the editor
Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail manager, Campaign for Better Transport, London
Only around 15 per cent of rail freight flows receive any grant support (‘Rail freight subsidies are still justified says lorry cost... continue
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Secondary stories
The speed limit for lorries on single carriageway roads in England and Wales will be raised from 40 to 50mph early next year, the Government has... continue
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A paucity of research into UK freight activity is hampering public policy for the sector, according to the Independent Transport... continue
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The Government has granted planning permission for a major rail-served distribution centre in green belt land near St Albans in Hertfordshire. The... continue
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London Councils has halted work on adding safety requirements to the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS) that were intended to cut the risk posed by... continue
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Lee Baker
The Prime Minister has appointed his child abuse adviser Claire Perry MP to the DfT as transport minister to replace Stephen Hammond. Perry, newly... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has given development consent for the expansion of the Daventry International Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT). The project, known as DIRFT III,... continue
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Cyclists and road danger reduction campaigners have welcomed Transport for London’s decision to end the use of ‘Cyclists stay back’... continue
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In brief
The Royal Mail is inviting train operators to bid for a contract to move mail by rail. The five-year contract covers the operation of seven services... continue
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Road freight fails to pay its full societal costs by a large margin according to a new report for the rail freight industry, which is pressing the... continue
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