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Local Transport Today
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The DFt has contested London mayor Boris Johnson’s claim that ministers are trying to block  new European laws to make the design of lorry... continue
Local Transport Today
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Plans to ban goods vehicles from London’s roads if they aren’t equipped with safety equipment to protect cyclists and pedestrians are... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport Scotland is pressing ahead with plans to install average speed cameras on  136 miles of the A9 between Dunblane and Inverness, despite... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Public transport passenger watchdog Passenger Focus should not be given the job of representing England’s road users, road stakeholder groups... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT has appointed a consortium led by Ricardo to advise on the feasibility of a heavy goods vehicle platoon trial on the UK’s trunk road... continue
Local Transport Today
John Dales
John Dales
Last time out, my closing words were about the “huge privilege and great responsibility” that it is to be professionally involved in how... continue
Local Transport Today
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Hertfordshire county  Council has deferred a final decision on releasing land for a major rail-served warehousing complex until communities and... continue
Local Transport Today
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Crossrail contractor Laing O’Rourke is working with Transport for London to trial a new design of construction lorry with improved driver... continue
Local Transport Today
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HGV operators may have to fit cycle safety features such as side guards and additional mirrors to their vehicles under revised permit conditions for... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Scottish Government is to increase the speed limit for goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes on single carriageway sections of the A9 between Perth and... continue
Local Transport Today
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The London Borough of Ealing is trialing a new lorry safety system that can detect cyclists and pedestrians 360 degrees around the vehicle while... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
LONDON MAYOR Boris Johnson’s proposal to ban cyclists from wearing earphones appeared to hit a brick wall this week with the DfT  saying... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Andrew Forster
Viewers of the BBC’s This Week late night political programme last week may have been extremely wary of getting on a bike the next morning.... continue
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Letters to the editor
Philip Sulley, Maidstone, Kent ME18
I agree with Phil Goodwin’s concerns over the DfT’s forecasts both for cycling and also for general traffic (‘What knowledge lies... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Welsh Government has set up a task force to advise on freight matters. The group includes representatives of road freight, rail freight and... continue
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Freddie Talberg, chief executive officer, PIE Mapping
There is a certain inevitability for Local Sustainable Transport Funding (LSTF) schemes to focus on the obvious – reducing car travel,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Plans to make lorry designs safer and more aerodynamic risk  becoming bogged down in the EU, the Freight Transport Association has warned. A... continue
Local Transport Today
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John W E Helm
Billed as the largest single construction project after Crossrail, DP World’s new £1.5bn London Gateway container mega-port could change... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Messrs Laxen and Moorcroft ably chronicle the failure to effectively tackle the problem of outdoor air pollution (‘Air quality action plans... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Transport for London has started working with six truck manufacturers and a group of freight operators on the design of construction lorries that... continue
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