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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philippa Edmunds, Manager, Freight on Rail, London N1
Any analysis of the A14 corridor must recognise the importance of transferring as much long-distance freight to the parallel rail route as possible... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Freight Transport Association is calling on the Government to support the development of a national refuelling infrastructure for gas-powered... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Kent County Council has commissioned a new web-based mapping system for freight operators. The Freight Gateway system, developed by mapping, data and... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Andrew Forster
Using tolls to part-fund an improvement to the A14 across Cambridgeshire significantly reduces the scheme’s business case, according to the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philippa Edmunds, Manager, Freight on Rail, London N1
The Huddersfield University report for retailer Kimberly Clark into mega trucks did analyse the cross elasticity impacts of their introduction and... continue
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Letters to the editor
Jack Semple, Director of policy, Road Haulage Association Ltd, Weybridge, Surrey KT13
The DfT’s consultation on raising the 40mph single-carriageway speed limit for HGVs is widely welcomed in the road haulage sector... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport-watch, Northampton NN2
Our investigations have revealed a muddle in the DfT’s road freight statistics. We recently asked the DfT’s freight statistics team to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lorry drivers will have to observe different speed limits on single carriageways in Scotland from the rest of Britain if the DfT goes ahead with... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT has promised “comprehensive” monitoring of road safety impacts if it goes ahead  and raises the speed limit for lorries on... continue
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Letters to the editor
Philippa Edmunds, Manager, Freight on Rail, London N1
Freight on Rail does not dispute that companies such as Kimberly Clark could save money using 25.25-metre mega trucks but the reality is that costs... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
ALLOWING longer lorries on Britain’s roads would not jeopardise road safety, according to an industry-commissioned report. Kimberly Clark,... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT has blocked Bath and North East Somerset Council’s (BANES) plan to impose a lorry ban on a major road through Bath following objections... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Rail freight operator Colas has operated trial freight trains into London Euston station at night. The trains have originated from the Daventry... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail, London N1
It is very positive that the shadow chancellor Ed Balls recognises the need to transfer long-distance freight to the railways as targeted Government... continue
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Secondary stories
The DfT is to press ahead with plans to charge heavy goods vehicles and will aim to start charging hauliers from 2014. The Department has rejected... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Aggregate Industries has submitted plans for a new rail depot in Sheffield to be used to deliver the materials needed to resurface the city’s... continue
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Regular news
A Labour Government would "radically improve" long-term infrastructure decision-making, planning, delivery and finance, the shadow... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors on Merseyside are stepping up their campaign for better road and rail links to the Port of Liverpool, in an effort to cut lorry movements... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Transport-Watch director Paul Withrington is highly articulate but, and a big but, is he able to put his theories into practice (Letters LTT 31 Aug)?... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Central Bedfordshire Council is supporting plans for a strategic rail freight interchange to the north of Luton that could provide the catalyst for a... continue
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