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Local Transport Today
In brief
The Scottish Government has announced a further £10m for active travel in 2015/16, taking total active travel expenditure up to £36m, a... continue
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The Government should set up an advisory body on road safety modelled on organisations that investigate safety in the rail and aviation sectors,... continue
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In brief
Swindon Borough Council is planning to establish a strategic transport team to lead delivery of the council’s expanded programme of transport... continue
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Brighton & Hove City Council is to set up a bike hire scheme with a target launch date of 2017. The Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership... continue
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People/people
Andy Gibbons, Nottingham City Council’s head of public transport,  is being seconded to the DfT on a part-time basis to provide advice on... continue
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Secondary stories
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, one of the world’s largest vehicle rental businesses, has bought City Car Club, the UK’s biggest independent car... continue
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Oxfordshire County Council and Oxford City Council are exploring the feasibility of trialling the UK’s first double-decker wireless electric... continue
Local Transport Today
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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
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Regular news
The Government has set up a cycle proofing working group to advise public bodies across the UK on ensuring that the built environment is safe,... continue
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Letters to the editor
Ray Bentley, Bere Alston, Devon PL20
As we know, a proportion of business rail passengers spend some of their time on the train in productive work. In transport appraisal, the simplistic... continue
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Letters to the editor
Idris Francis, Petersfield, Hampshire GU32
TRL’s 175-page report on roads policing for Thames Valley and Hampshire Police (‘Safety cameras are effective, safety researchers tell... continue
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Letters to the editor
Matthew Ford, Roads campaigner, Campaign to Protect Rural England, London SE1
I recently attended the launch of Highways England and was surprised to hear so much talk of increasing road capacity in order to relieve congestion.... continue
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Viewpoint
Gordon Stokes, University of Oxford
I find it interesting that many words in the English language can have different meanings, depending on their context. ‘Professional’ and... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
You’d think that a pre-election period is an ideal time to publish important policy research, since the heightened interest and strong focus on... continue
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Detail
Lincolnshire County Council has renewed its contract with Hourbike for the provision of a bike hire scheme in Lincoln. The scheme was introduced in... continue
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Detail
Nottingham City Council has placed an order with Chinese firm BYD for 13 fully electric buses to operate the city’s park-and-ride services.... continue
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Secondary stories
The threat of a judicial review against Transport for London’s flagship east-west cycle superhighway was receding this week, after it emerged... continue
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Detail
Stagecoach Group is to spend almost £85m on the purchase of nearly 470 new buses and coaches for services in the UK and mainland Europe in... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The City of Edinburgh Council plans to spend over £4m on cycling in 2015/16. The capital budget will be £3.5m, of which £2.1m is... continue
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Regular feature
Rik Thomas
The Government is currently trialing ‘driverless car’ technology in three projects in Bristol, Coventry/Milton Keynes and the London... continue
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