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Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
What’s the difference between a policy, a strategy and a plan? It’s a question that has been troubling Merseytravel. “From... continue
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News
Consultancy EC Harris has won a contract to support the Franco/Italian Ecomouv consortium that will deliver the new Ecotaxe lorry tolling system on... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
During last week’s debate in Parliament, transport minister Norman Baker responded to the eight-point plan in The Times’ Cities fit for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The European Commission has outlined plans to promote distance-based – rather than time-based – charges for lorries and coaches as a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Plans for two new rail freight terminals located in Green Belt land close to the M25 have moved a step forward with the naming of rail freight... continue
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Media monitor
Rik Thomas
In early February The Times launched what has become an extended campaign to make Britain’s roads safer for the nation’s cyclists. The... continue
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In brief
Transport for London is commissioning research to understand why construction industry lorries are involved in a disproportionate number of fatal... continue
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Regular news
The DfT’s plans for lorry road user charging received a lukewarm reception this week from freight and environmental lobby groups. Under the... continue
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