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Local Transport Today
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The Scottish Government is to reform Bus Service Operators Grant payments to better align them with ministerial objectives. The Scottish Government's... continue
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Regular news
The DfT has published the first phase of research into placing monetary values on the natural landscape impacts of transport schemes. The ongoing... continue
Local Transport Today
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Fundamental reforms to the DfT's New Approach to Appraisal methodology are needed to make it better serve Government objectives according to a paper... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
When the Government's shortlist of 15 sites for the establishment of 'eco-towns' was officially announced on 3 April the media moved on from its... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Highways Agency is erecting an environmental barrier to break down nitrous oxides on a small section of the M60 in Greater Manchester. The Noxer... continue
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Regular news
The DfT has appointed consultants to develop a "demonstration model" of long distance travel by road, rail and air in the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local authorities should try to reduce the impact of traffic management schemes on the streetscape by limiting the number of traffic signs, road... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Robert Davis
Courtesy requires that I reply to the letter from Nigel Humphries of the Association of British Drivers (LTT 21 Mar) as it addresses the Road Danger... continue
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Letters to the editor
Douglas Reid
Catching up on LTT over Easter, I was intrigued by your reporting of the Transport Planning Society annual lecture held at the Institution of Civil... continue
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Regular news
Leicestershire County Council is to install a 'green screen' of willow trees in the central reservation approaching a roundabout in an attempt to cut... continue
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Environmental groups and others talking up fears about climate change have themselves to blame for the environmental and food security problems... continue
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A new date has been set for the start of the public inquiry into Wiltshire County Council's proposed A350 Westbury Eastern bypass after scheme... continue
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People/consultants
Andy Atkins has been appointed executive director of campaign organisation Friends of the Earth. He is currently policy and campaigns director of... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David G Davies
The Government has signalled its intention to reduce the number of non-biodegradeable plastic bags we use. Is it not about time that Landor started... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport secretary Ruth Kelly has ordered a review of the economic and environmental impacts of biofuels in transport amid concern that their use... continue
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People/people
Tony Armstrong has been appointed chief executive of charity Living Streets. He was previously deputy director of the Department of Health's health... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Neil Anderson
The CSS's and Institution of Highways and Transportation president Mike Slinn's defence of the 'right' to travel will undoubtedly please many, but... continue
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Letters to the editor
Alan Lovell
I think LTT issue 488 was something of a landmark edition. This must be the first time that it has featured no less than four articles or letters in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Environmental groups are trying to force the DfT?to widen the scope of its 'refresh' of transport scheme appraisal procedures so that it addresses... continue
Local Transport Today
People/consultants
David Slater has been appointed executive director of environment and regeneration at Newcastle City Council - a post that includes responsibility... continue
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