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Local Transport Today
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Eight candidates are standing for the six board vacancies on travel behaviour change organisation ACT Travelwise. The candidates are: Dan... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Scottish Government has announced plans to spend £10m on sustainable transport initiatives in the 2010/11 financial year. The funding was... continue
Local Transport Today
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Nine consultants have been appointed onto the DfT’s framework for future Delivering a sustainable transport strategy (DaSTS) studies. The firms... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Regional development agency Yorkshire Forward has appointed consultant JMP to manage the programme of regional transport studies in Yorkshire and... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Welsh Assembly Government this week published its National Transport Plan which places a strong emphasis on public transport, walking and cycling... continue
Local Transport Today
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North West Wales is to receive £8m over three years from the Welsh Assembly Government to develop ‘sustainable’ travel... continue
Local Transport Today
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Rik Thomas
Sustrans is best known as an organisation that works to enable people to make more journeys on foot, by bike or on public transport in very practical... continue
Local Transport Today
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Major packages of travel behaviour change measures can significantly cut short urban car trips, according to a review of the DfT’s Sustainable... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Rt Hon Sadiq Khan, Minister of State for Transport
It is not often I begin a letter by citing statistics but the ones that follow are striking. Around 66% of the trips people make are less than five... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Malcolm Bulpitt, TMS Consultancy
Nearly all of us make different trips in the run-up to Christmas. Last December I had an unplanned one, travelling by ambulance early one morning... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A range of ‘green’ transport projects will share part of a £36m award to kick-start the development of four eco-towns. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government should play a bigger role in using IT to reduce car-based travel, according to a new report by the Sustainable Development Commission.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Travel behaviour change organisation ACT TravelWise is consulting members on developing a national policy statement. The initiative is being... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Transport consultants have been given more time to complete stage one of the regional Delivering a Sustainable Transport Strategy studies. Regions... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
A 'green' commuter scheme that provides discounted bus passes to thousands of staff across the UK is under threat following new advice from Her... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
When the Scottish Government announced funding for a series of what it termed “sustainable travel demonstration communities” back in 2008... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Welsh Assembly Government is sifting council proposals for new ‘sustainable travel towns’. Wales’ draft national transport... continue
Local Transport Today
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The north-east of England has appointed consultants to undertake its regional Delivering a sustainable transport system (DaSTS) studies. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport is setting up a cycling forum to reflect the “centre stage” that cycling is taking in... continue
Local Transport Today
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Efforts to change travel behaviour in Britain could be harmed by the failure of last month’s United Nations climate change summit in Copenhagen... continue
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