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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Regular news
The European Commission plans to press ahead with a re-interpretation of legislation to allow longer lorries to travel between consenting member... continue
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Analysis
Andrew Forster
Consultation closes at the end of this month on the DfT’s Rail decentralisation proposals that could give local authorities in England a bigger... continue
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People/people
Beverley Bell, the North Western traffic commissioner, has been appointed the senior traffic commissioner for Great Britain. Bell has been the acting... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Opponents  of a plan to ban heavy lorries from a key route across Bath are hoping transport secretary Justine Greening will intervene before the... continue
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Letters to the editor
Jenny Raggett - Bradford-on-Avon, Wiltshire, BA15
There isn’t any strategic planning any more,” a transport campaigner said to me recently. “Councils can just do what they... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cleaner Air for London has launched a new commercial vehicle anti-idling and fuel management toolkit. The new toolkit offers practical advice and... continue
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Regular news
The DFT and the Technology Strategy Board have announced details of a £9.5m low carbon truck demonstration trial, intended to deliver fleets of... continue
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In brief
London Councils and Transport for London have pledged to take a more flexible approach to enforcing night-time delivery restrictions during the... continue
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Regular news
The City of York Council is considering restrictions on bus and goods vehicle emissions in an effort to improve air quality. The council will... continue
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Letters to the editor
David Metz, Centre for Transport Studies, University College London, London WC1E
Well done LTT in pulling together the publicly quoted costs of road congestion to the economy, ranging from the Prime Minister’s £7bn a... continue
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Regular news
The European Commission said this week it would reflect on its plan to relax restrictions on longer lorries after MEPs voiced fears about the safety... continue
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Letters to the editor
Philippa Edmunds, Manager, Freight on Rail, London N1
The previous Government rejected trials of 25-metre, 60-tonne lorries on UK roads because its research showed that ‘mega trucks’ would... continue
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