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Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Cornwall Council is to investigate ways to fund a £60m trunk road improvement that the Highways Agency has no budget to deliver in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
The issue of fuel duty dominated media coverage of this week’s Budget to such an extent that several papers used motoring analogies even to... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
John Siraut, Director - Economics, Colin Buchanan
WITH ALL the furore about road user charging in recent years, it is perhaps surprising that the coalition Government’s intention to implement... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Rik Thomas
Those in favour of road user charging (RUC) schemes in the UK have suffered several serious setbacks in recent years, with referendums in Edinburgh... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On February 23 the front pages of all of the major national newspapers were more or less evenly split between coverage of the major earthquake in New... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
London Mayor Boris Johnson’s plans to impose a Crossrail levy on development across the capital is attracting growing criticism from London... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has explained the tax position of ‘cycle to work’ schemes in which employers loan cycles and cycle equipment to employees. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Halton Council is changing the funding model for the Mersey Gateway bridge, in order to maximise value for money. The £600m (outturn cost)... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Royal Borough of Kingston has criticised the mayor of London’s proposed Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) for Crossrail. Boris Johnson... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 4 February The Times editorialised on the subject of high levels of fuel duty and, perhaps surprisingly, came down firmly against the Government... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Southampton City Council is inviting tenders for the supply of an automated toll payment collection system to replace the existing manned toll... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is edging towards a paper-based system of lorry road user charging that would see hauliers having to purchase a vignette for vehicles... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
Media Coverage of transport issues in January was dominated by rising transport fuel prices, and what the Government may, or may not, be in a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Chancellor George Osborne is under pressure to scrap the planned rise in fuel duty in April as anger about the high price of fuel mounts. Lobby group... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Halton Borough Council on Merseyside has reacted angrily to a report commissioned by ‘green’ transport campaigners that calls into... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport Minister Norman Baker this week promised to table regulations for lane rental schemes by December, as further details of the proposed... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A London borough is to charge car club operators more than £1,000 a year for every on-street parking space reserved for club... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
On 3 January the Department of Communities and Local Government issued a press release stating, “Limits on car spaces for new homes and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Bus passengers will be the big beneficiaries of central London’s congestion charge revenues next year, according to Transport for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Plans for a new tolled road crossing over the Mersey estuary have been given the green light. Ministers have approved Halton Borough Council’s... continue
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