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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport professionals have backed the DfT’s plan to raise the speed limit for goods vehicles over 7.5 tonnes on single carriageway roads in... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Norman Bradbury, Railfuture, Chair – policy, lobbying and campaigns committee, Surrey KT4
Paul Withrington castigates me, even suggesting that I should perhaps be sent to jail, for criticising his flawed comparison between road and rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Newcastle City Council  is consulting on plans to ban goods vehicles and vans from the city’s pioneering ‘no car’ lanes, as... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London has called for major reforms to how the construction industry manages its goods deliveries in an effort to cut accidents between... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Christopher Snelling has been appointed the Freight Transport Association’s head of urban policy, replacing Gordon Telling, who is now director... continue
Local Transport Today
News
The number of transport and storage businesses entering administration jumped by 50% quarter on quarter in the last three months of 2012. KPMG... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Increasing the speed limit for heavy goods vehicles on single carriageway roads from 40 to 50mph is “likely” to increase the severity and... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport-watch, Northampton NN2
Norman Bradbury recites my finding that freight moved per track-km by rail is one-third of that moved per lane-km on the motorway and trunk road... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
What salary does someone need to earn in order to become entitled to First Class rail travel? We imagine there must be heated debate about this very... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
RAIL FREIGHT could double over the next 20 years – but only if local planning authorities facilitate new rail-connected warehousing. New rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Local planning authorities in London and the South East are thwarting efforts to grow rail freight by taking a much more hostile view of new rail... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The London Borough of Camden is exploring whether a consolidation centre could be set up outside the borough to cut the number of goods vehicle trips... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Construction materials supplier Cemex is to fit CCTV cameras to some of its lorries used in London in an effort to improve cycle safety. The cameras... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Norman Bradbury, Head of policy group, Railfuture, Worcester Park, Surrey KT4
Paul Withrington calculates that freight moved per track km of rail is only about one-third of that moved per lane km on our trunk roads (Letters LTT... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A study that found in favour of allowing longer lorries on Britain’s roads has been challenged in a report commissioned by the rail freight... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Communities secretary Eric Pickles has given the green light to a controversial plan for a major rail-connected warehousing development on Green Belt... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Network Rail wants to electrify Edinburgh’s suburban railway in the next five-year control period, 2014/15-2018/19. The ‘South Sub’... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Network Rail has unveiled its investment proposals for the 2014-2019 period which it says will allow 225 million more passengers to be moved and 30%... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Gas and electric-powered vehicles could help cut the carbon dioxide emissions from road freight, according to a new report by Ricardo and AEA... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Highlands and Islands transport partnership (HITRANS) is leading a proposed £240,000 trial to move whisky by rail from Elgin, in Moray, to... continue
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