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Local Transport Today
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Lee Baker
Labour Deputy Leader Harriet Harman refused to rule out rises in fuel duty or air passenger duty when challenged to do so by Conservative... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Labour today commits to protecting the entire education budget, adding to the squeeze on transport budgets in the next Parliament.  The party... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Some of Britain’s biggest businesses have joined forces with cycle groups to urge political leaders to do more to encourage cycling. In an open... continue
Categories: Cycling, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government should set up an advisory body on road safety modelled on organisations that investigate safety in the rail and aviation sectors,... continue
Local Transport Today
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Britain’s Traffic commissioners should give up responsibility for overseeing bus service registrations, with the function transferred to local... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A trial of longer lorry trailers has had no adverse impact on road safety, an interim review has concluded. The DfT authorised a ten-year trial in... continue
Local Transport Today
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Brighton, Bristol, Cambridge, the City of London, Coventry, Edinburgh, Lancashire, Liverpool, Newcastle, Nottingham, Oxford, Portsmouth, Warrington,... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Glenn Higgs has joined consultant WSP | ParsonsBrinckerhoff as an associate from SYSTRA, where he was a managing consultant.&... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Lucy Low has joined consultant AECOM as a senior consultant in Manchester from Cheshire West and Chester Council, where she was a smarter travel... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
The Transport Planning Society has announced a new team to look after its skills activities when Martin Richards, its current director of skills,... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Stephen Glaister has been appointed a non-executive director of the Office of Rail and Road, formerly the Office of Rail Regulation, which acquired... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Theo de Pencier has joined the board of Transport Focus (formerly Passenger Focus), the independent rail and strategic road user watchdog. De Pencier... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government has raised more than £44m from foreign lorries in the first year of its HGV levy scheme. Foreign truck operators have purchased... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Government grant to encourage public transport and active travel use should offer local authorities a mix of revenue and capital grant in order to... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Chris Barker, Hornsey, London N8
Forecasting road traffic growth goes blithely on (ibid), without reference to the elephant in the room. Predict and provide still reigns, totally... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Tom van Vuren, Divisional director, Mott MacDonald, Birmingham and Visiting professor, Institute for Transport Studies, the University of Leeds
The Department for Transport ought to be congratulated for developing scenario forecasts for road traffic (‘DfT embraces scenario-based road... continue
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