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Local Transport Today
In brief
The Secretary of State for transport has granted development consent for Network Rail’s plan to build a 1.4km rail chord linking the Great... continue
Local Transport Today
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Pressure group FairFuelUK is pursuing a new stage of its campaign to stop the Government increasing road fuel tax, following the Chancellor’s... continue
Local Transport Today
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Road traffic volumes in Great Britain fell 1% in quarter 2 of 2012, against the same quarter of 2011, according to DfT estimates. Car traffic fell... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Gordon Telling, the Freight Transport Association’s former head of urban logistics policy, has been appointed director of policy at Sustainable... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The number of heavy goods vehicles travelling through Carlisle’s city centre has reduced by a third since the Carlisle Northern Development... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The City of York Council is exploring setting up a freight consolidation centre as part of efforts to reduce the impact of goods deliveries on the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
London Councils has outsourced the enforcement of the London Lorry Control Scheme to NSL Services Group in a three-year contract (with a possible... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Freight Transport Association has voiced concern about the Government’s “significant policy shift” to support road tolls on a... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director, Transport-watch, Northampton NN2
Rail’s receipts for passengers do not cover operating costs, hence the Government’s announcement of a £16.8bn package for Network... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Philip Bates, Buro Happold
Last month’s announcement by the DfT of proposals to upgrade and possibly toll the A14 has reignited the debate about user tolls on our roads.... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
As shadow transport minister John Woodcock pointed out when the new road casualty statistics were published (ibid), the Government’s... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Telford and Wrekin Council has found an operator for its Telford International Rail Freight Park, which has been a ‘white elephant’ since... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The volume of traffic on Britain’s roads stabilised last year following three years of decline, the DfT said this week. Traffic volumes rose... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
In the past year over 4,000 truck drivers were trained to be more aware of vulnerable road users, and specifically cyclists, at the behest of TfL,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Heavy goods vehicles should be banned from motorways on Sundays, according to the incoming president of the Institute of Highway Engineers. Richard... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Kent County Council has submitted proposals to ministers for a new funding stream that it says could raise hundreds of millions of pounds a year for... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new freight membership scheme has been launched in Tyne and Wear to promote best practice in goods deliveries. The Tyne and Wear Fleet Operator... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Chris Barker, Hornsey London N8
I’m sure Network Rail would be able to make a ‘back of a fag packet’ estimate of the cost of running the Cumbrian Coast line... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
DP World and DB Schenker Rail have announced an agreement on the provision of rail services from DP World’s new London Gateway deep-sea port in... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Transport Secretary Justine Greening may block Bath and North East Somerset Council’s plan for a lorry ban on the A36 through Bath. BANES had... continue
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