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Local Transport Today
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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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
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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
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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
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People/people
Gordon Telling, the Freight Transport Association’s former head of urban logistics policy, has been appointed director of policy at Sustainable... continue
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The number of heavy goods vehicles travelling through Carlisle’s city centre has reduced by a third since the Carlisle Northern Development... continue
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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
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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
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In brief
The Freight Transport Association has voiced concern about the Government’s “significant policy shift” to support road tolls on a... continue
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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