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Local Transport Today
Regular news
A first possible step towards harmonising monetary values for transport externalities across the EU appears to have been made with the European... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 10 December London's Evening Standard reported that an "army of campaigners" had been assembled "to mobilise millions of people... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Ian Blair has defended his force's use of domestic flights, saying that taking the train to meetings would... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
According to the consultation document on the future of Heathrow Airport published by the Government last week, there is a strong economic case for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government's consultation document broadly consists of two areas: proposals to build a third runway at Heathrow to be operational from the year... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
By Jure Leben
In response to a forecast steady decline in crude oil supplies, the European Union, international vehicle manufacturers and a number of governments... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Environmental groups voiced anger this week as the DfT launched a consultation on plans to expand Heathrow Airport - including building a third... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The Socialdata interim evaluation of Peterborough's ITM programme (stages two and three) revealed that there was a reduction in car driver trips per... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The National Society for Clean Air this week rebranded itself Environmental Protection UK to reflect the organisation's work on air quality, climate... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Virtually all of the papers devoted large amounts of coverage to the Conservative Party's Quality of Life group report (see feature) but there was a... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Richard Littlejohn
The publication of the Conservative Quality of Life group's report generated a large number of editorial comments and columnist pieces in the media.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Noise maps of Glasgow (pictured), Edinburgh and land surrounding Scotland's main transport networks have been published by the Scottish Government.... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
By Laurie Price
In the debate about how to halt climate change, the aviation industry has been subject to intense scrutiny. That's hardly surprising because it's a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
National Express Group has halted plans to trial using 30% biodiesel in its buses because of concerns about the environmental impact of growing the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Communities and local government secretary Hazel Blears has ordered the public inquiry into the proposed £450m Thames Gateway Bridge in East... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Environmental groups have reacted with astonishment to airport operator BAA's decision to apply for a High Court injunction in an effort to prevent a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Environment Agency has lodged an objection to East Sussex County Council's planning application for the Bexhill to Hastings Road, citing an... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities and developers in England are being invited to come forward with proposals to build new 'eco-towns' that would promote public... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has indicated what transport indicators English local authorities are likely to have to monitor as part of the new Local Area Agreement... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local authorities will have to give increased emphasis to reducing concentrations of particulates across their areas rather than just in hotspots... continue
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