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Local Transport Today
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The Government is to study the merits of a fuel duty discount to help motorists living in remote rural areas. Fuel prices tend to be higher in remote... continue
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Many Motorists would support the Government selling off motorways and trunk roads to  reduce the country’s debt – but only if road... continue
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Ken Livingstone has pledged to revive his plans for a higher congestion charge for ‘gas guzzlers’ if he is re-elected London’s... continue
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Robert Bain is the author of Toll Road Traffic and Revenue Forecasts: An Interpreter’s Guide. “In many toll road deals the revenue... continue
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THE NEED to cut public spending will take priority over all the new Government’s transport spending ambitions – including delivering a... continue
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Boris Johnson this week announced a package of reforms to the central London congestion charge including raising the daily charge to £10 and... continue
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Traffic delays could be significantly reduced if highway authorities had the power to rent carriageway lanes to utilities undertaking streetworks,... continue
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Boris Johnson this week vowed to scrap the western extension of the central London congestion charge by the end of the year. The mayor will launch a... continue
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Secondary stories
A commitment to nationwide road pricing will not feature in the Conservative/Liberal Democrat coalition programme for government, transport secretary... continue
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Letters to the editor
Trevor Ellis, Haddenham HP17
I think your take on the Dutch national road pricing scheme is overstating the case a little. The scheme has been declared... continue
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Main editorial comment
Andrew Forster
As a nation we frequently compare transport policy with our European neighbours and usually we conclude that things are done much better elsewhere.... continue
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Media monitor
Alongside the media debate about fuel pricing in the run-up to the General Election, there was also a small flurry of articles about road... continue
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Media monitor
“Petrol prices have hit an average all-time high of 120p per litre,” The Guardian reported on 9 April. “And there were predictions... continue
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The public should be given free shares in the country’s road network as a sweetener for introducing road pricing, a pro-market think-tank has... continue
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Local Authorities may already have powers to impose parking charges on out-of-town shopping centres, according to a legal assessment commissioned by... continue
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Advocates of nationwide road pricing in the UK have been dealt a blow with news that the Netherlands Government has abandoned work on its nationwide... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
THE RIVER THAMES between Parliament and the City bends and twists. There’s a taxi journey I do occasionally, home after a DfT meeting, where... continue
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The Treasury has given the go-ahead to piloting a new way of funding transport infrastructure needed to support redevelopment. Ministers plan to... continue
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Transport for London  has admitted it may have misdiagnosed why traffic speeds have fallen in central London since the congestion charging zone... continue
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Tolls on the Humber Bridge could be reduced or scrapped altogether if Labour is re-elected to power, transport minister Sadiq Khan has announced. The... continue
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