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Local Transport Today
In brief
The Liberal Democrats will pledge to scrap tolls on the Severn crossings in the next Parliament. The bridges are currently administered by the Severn... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
London’s next mayor should introduce more road pricing schemes, says business lobby group London First.  The organisation suggests three... continue
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Letters to the editor
Andrew Fraser, Stirling FK8
Perhaps I am being over-sensitive, in a world that seems to be becoming coarser by the day, but is there not something distasteful about the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Liberal Democrats will scrap tolls on the Severn Bridge when the private concession ends in 2018 if they are in Government after the General... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 2 August The Daily Telegraph’s environment correspondent, Geoffrey Lean, took up the cause of a very specific segment of car drivers –... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
St Helens Council on Merseyside has scrapped on- and off-street parking charges in the town centre on Saturdays for a year-long trial that aims to... continue
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Regular news
Consultant Arup is facing a new litigation action in Australia over toll road traffic forecasts that have proved optimistic.  Australian... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Thousands of drivers can claim back fines incurred for driving over a city centre bridge in York, the city council has announced.  In April the... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
Your account of consultant MTRU’s excellent study, Heavy goods vehicles – do they pay for the damage they cause?, may give the impression... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Residents of Halton will be eligible for free trips across the Silver Jubilee Bridge and the new Mersey Gateway Crossing under a deal announced by... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
How long does it take to get a new road built in the UK? Most transport experts would answer that question with a comment something along the lines... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Drivers’ Union, Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire LN12
In response to Ray Bentley’s letter about parking ‘urban myths’ I hope I may bring some historic clarity to parking and yellow... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has put off a  decision on where to locate a new Lower Thames Crossing until 2016 and asked the Highways... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The volume of traffic on the M6 Toll road in the West Midlands in April-June was 7.2% above the corresponding period of 2013, according to road... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Andrew Forster
Fully automated vehicles may still be decades away but there is a huge amount of interest today in automated technologies and their implications for... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Ray Bentley, Bere Alston PL20
You report interesting changes to the parking enforcement regime in England (‘CCTV enforcement retained for school & bus lane... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
“CCTV CAMERAS that automatically issue parking fines are to be made illegal in a victory for motorists,” The Daily Mail noted approvingly... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The European Commission is launching a study into the state of the art of electronic road tolling.  The €100,000 six-month project will... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London will raise the central London congestion charge from £10 to £11.50 on 16 June. Auto pay customers, who are billed... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cumbria County Council is to implement on-street parking charges in parts of its main towns and cities: Carlisle, Penrith, Kendal, Barrow,... continue
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