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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport Watch, Northampton NN2
Your report of the discrepancies between data from the DfT’s road statistics and road freight teams underplays the problem as does the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
John Helm, Chatham, Kent ME4
Whenever the name of Beeching is invoked, attention inevitably turns to rural branch lines and secondary routes. Hardly anyone mentions freight and,... continue
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Viewpoint
Henry Abraham, HJA Associates
The Mayor of London’s roads task force is due to publish its findings shortly, addressing the contentious issue of how we best use... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has published a paper explaining why a 29% gap exists between goods vehicle kilometres reported in two official datasets. The DfT’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Freight Transport Association is calling on the Government to review the Traffic Management Act 2004, blaming it for delivery vehicles incurring... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Restrictions on lorry movements, changes to the rules for enforcing Advanced Stop Lines for cyclists at junctions, and speed awareness courses for... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport-Watch, Northampton NN2
You report our finding that road freight is underestimated (‘Road freight mode split ‘underestimated’ LTT 31 May). Here is the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DFT is seeking views on the  extent of European transport powers, which could inform a future Government’s attempt to renegotiate the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Developments in road freight are to be researched by a new Centre for Sustainable Road Freight bringing together Cambridge University’s... continue
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In brief
The proportion of freight carried by lorries could be significantly underestimated in DfT statistics that are used to calculate mode split, according... continue
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In brief
A tunnel to accommodate the London-Leeds high-speed rail route under East Midlands Airport could be extended by 1km to allow a strategic rail freight... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Network Rail is predicting a big increase in rail freight traffic over the next 30 years, even though one of rail’s staple markets –... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
Network Rail is preparing to accommodate massive growth in passenger and freight traffic on the rail network over the next 30 years. The... continue
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Regular news
The Scottish Government’s draft third National Planning Framework includes a number of other transport projects: high-speed rail... continue
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In brief
Adverse winter weather could help explain why road traffic levels in Great Britain fell by an estimated 2.3% in the first three months of 2013... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London has published guidance to help organisations build road safety  into procurement processes for goods deliveries. TfL... continue
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Regular news
Transport for London and TRL are trialling a range of cycle safety features on the test track at TRL’s Berkshire headquarters. Volunteers are... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Jack Semple, Director of policy, Road Haulage Association Ltd, Weybridge, Surrey KT13
Can I clarify for your readers the issue of 25.25 metre trucks, on which pressure group Freight on Rail commented in a recent issue (‘EU... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Stewart Oades has handed over the presidency of the Freight Transport Association to Ian Veitch, managing director of Yusen Logistics UK. Oades steps... continue
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Regular news
HEAVY GOODS Vehicles are to be allowed to use the M6 toll road free of charge during the month of July. Operator Midland Expressway Limited (MEL) has... continue
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