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Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
The Institute of Fiscal Studies has spelt out the implications of the four biggest parties' manifestos for transport and other departments they have... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The European Commission is consulting on a mid-term review of its 2011 White Paper on transport. The White Paper included objectives to halve the use... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government has raised more than £44m from foreign lorries in the first year of its HGV levy scheme. Foreign truck operators have purchased... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT should build a more sophisticated understanding of business travel behaviour to help inform policies to cut car use, according to a new... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
Steve Melia asserts that the last Labour Government’s maximum parking standards were flawed because parking in areas surrounding a new... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local Transport Today
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Road traffic volumes in England are forecast to grow by between 19 and 55% between 2010 and 2040, according to the DfT’s new national road... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Karl le Ferla has left his post as a senior economic advisor to the Treasury, which included transport infrastructure, to set up his own consultancy,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Oxford’s bus operators have criticised pteg’s report on the city’s SmartZone interoperable smartcard ticket, saying the conclusions... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Uncertainty surrounds  the future of the Croxley rail link project this week, which would extend London Underground’s Metropolitan line to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London has appointed Arriva to operate the capital’s first all-electric bus route, the 312 service between South Croydon and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The highways Agency has rejected claims by the Campaign for Better Transport that a smart motorway scheme on the M4 west of London is illegal because... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport policy in England is too heavily shaped by people who don’t drive cars, according to shadow transport secretary Michael... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Supporters of active travel are pressing the Scottish and Welsh governments to make 20mph the default speed limit for restricted roads – roads... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Spread betting could be used to challenge official road traffic forecasts under a proposal put forward this week by  a prominent transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roger Sexton, Nottingham NG1
In its investigation into smartcard ticketing (‘Pteg gives thumbs-down to bus operators’ smart ticket initiative’ LTT 20 Feb), Pteg... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
The first application of driverless cars could be as replacements for taxis in towns and cities, a former Labour transport minister has... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Driver’s Union, Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire
Oh dear. Rachel Aldred may be a senior lecturer of transport at the University of Westminster but her rhetoric about cycling and drivers is hardly... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Francis King, Bath BA2
Malcolm Heymer believes that Westminster City Council should not bring in 20mph speed limits and used a table of road casualties for inner London... continue
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