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Local Transport Today
In brief
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
Local Transport Today
In brief
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
Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
In brief
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
Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
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Deniz Huseyin
A range of new measures will help to reduce collisions between construction vehicles and cyclists, believes AECOM’s John Hix. Although HGVs... continue
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
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