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Local Transport Today
In brief
Households affected by noise from a proposed second runway at Gatwick would receive annual compensation equivalent to band A council tax (currently... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Highways Agency is consulting on plans to impose a 60mph speed limit on a three-mile section of the M3 in Surrey because of air pollution... continue
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In brief
The European Commission this week commenced legal proceedings against the UK for its failure to bring down nitrogen dioxide levels to within EU limit... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Biggs, Alliance of British Drivers, Tamworth, Staffs B77
The response of Malcolm Bulpitt (LTT 07 Feb) to my letter of 24 Jan leaves me wondering if he read it properly or understood it.  There’s... continue
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Secondary stories
The Highways Agency is to trial air quality barriers on a section of the M62 to see if they can reduce localised air pollution from vehicles on the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Local authorities and motoring groups have criticised the Highways Agency’s plan to impose a 60mph speed limit on a 32-mile stretch of the M1... continue
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News
Capita has won back the contract to manage the central London congestion charge.  The company has secured a five-year contract from Transport... continue
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Regular news
Pressure to cut particulate matter (PM) in urban areas grew this week as an international team of researchers claimed to have found a link between... continue
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All new taxis in London will have to be zero emission capable from 2018, London mayor Boris Johnson has announced.  The mayor said he wanted the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
Councillors in Brighton have approved a bus-based Low Emission Zone in the city centre.  From 1 January 2015 buses entering the LEZ should be of... continue
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Reducing almost every 30mph speed limit in Britain to 20mph should be the top priority for local authorities if they want to improve their... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Biggs, Alliance of British Drivers, Tamworth B77
I’d like to respond briefly to several items in the 10 January issue, starting with John Dales who urgently needs to inject some objectivity... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Airports Commission has overlooked EU air quality limit values in its decision to include two options to expand Heathrow in its shortlist,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The shortlisted option is for a new 3,000 metre runway to the south of the existing runway.  This option has the lowest cost – estimated... continue
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Regular news
The Commission has shortlisted two options at Heathrow: a) one new 3.5km runway to the northwest (as proposed by the airport owners) b) extending the... continue
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An Independent Noise Authority could help defuse the controversy about the noise impacts of airport expansion, the Airports Commission believes. It... continue
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The European Commission is pinning its hopes on a major reduction of emissions from new diesel cars as a way of ensuring member states achieve limit... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
The European Commission has refused to relax its air quality legislation despite many parts of the Europe facing infringement proceedings for failing... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
A PLAN to introduce mandatory 60mph speed limits on a 31-mile section of the M1 because of air quality concerns could be the first of a number of... continue
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Interesting comments about the transport profession’s level of engagement with air quality concerns are reported in the Department for... continue
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