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Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
A big shake-up to bus grant regimes across the UK is being recommended to encourage operators to purchase low carbon vehicles. A report commissioned... continue
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UK sales of electric and other ultra-low emission vehicles (ULEVs) increased 44% in 2013/14, according to the DfT. New ULEV registrations were 5,451... continue
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The DfT has announced a further £9m grant to help householders install electric vehicle charging points at their home. The scheme, to be... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
The Chancellor George Osborne this week announced plans for a high-speed rail connection between Manchester and Leeds as part of a drive to create a... continue
Local Transport Today
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John W E Helm
Two rail re-openings and three bus rapid transit schemes form the central plank of an ambitious plan to transform public transport in Bristol and... continue
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Lee Baker
MPs have launched a probe into whether transport planners and the Government are taking into account advances in technology such as driverless... continue
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The RAC Foundation is urging ministers to introduce a new scrappage scheme targeted at old diesel cars. The number of diesel cars has risen from 1.6... continue
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The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) is tendering for a contract to manage and improve the national chargepoint registry (NCR) of UK electric... continue
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Transport minister  Baroness Kramer this week visited the Queens Drive park-and-ride site in Nottingham, which the city council is promoting as... continue
Local Transport Today
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“Wildly optimistic” projections for electric car sales by vehicle manufacturers led the Government to budget far too much grant to... continue
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Environmentalists have predicted a lengthy delay in changes to EU rules on lorry cab dimensions that could facilitate improved safety and fuel... continue
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The Tees Valley and North East of England areas are hoping to capitalise on the growing interest in hydrogen fuel for transport. Gateshead College,... continue
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Letters to the editor
If Robert Davis “was brought up to be courteous” why does he characterise his opponents as “extreme car fanatics” (Letters... continue
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Deputy Prime minister Nick Clegg has announced how the Government plans to allocate  £500m to promote ultra low emission vehicles between... continue
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Three hydrogen refuelling stations are to be built in London as part of a project to promote the roll-out of hydrogen fuelled cars.  The Mayor... continue
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Merseytravel has appointed APT Controls to supply and install 68 electric vehicle charging points across the conurbation in a deal largely funded by... continue
Local Transport Today
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Andrew Forster
The Government’s policy of reducing fuel duty on road transport since 2010 has boosted the country’s GDP, according to modelling results... continue
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Calderdale Council is launching a lobbying campaign to electrify the Calder Valley railway between Manchester, Bradford and Leeds. The council says... continue
Local Transport Today
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A signalling project to increase train frequencies between Plymouth and Penzance is the top major transport priority of the Cornwall and Isles of... continue
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Transport Scotland has awarded funding to two bus operators to help towards the cost of purchasing low carbon buses. The fourth round of the Scottish... continue
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