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Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
THE UNCERTAIN future for the owners of diesel-fuelled vehicles, highlighted by Daily Telegraph environment correspondent Geoffrey Lean (LTT 8 Aug),... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Highways Agency has awarded consultant Halcrow a contract worth just over £154,000 to advise on preparing England’s strategic road... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
The Chancellor of the Exchequer made a remarkable speech in Manchester on Monday 23 June. He set out a vision for a ‘Northern Powerhouse’... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 2 August The Daily Telegraph’s environment correspondent, Geoffrey Lean, took up the cause of a very specific segment of car drivers –... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Boris Johnson has called on the Government to end the tax incentives on diesel cars as part of a package of measures to cut urban air... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Advertising Standards Authority has rejected a complaint concerning the carbon dioxide emissions associated with electric cars. Campaign group... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A gap is beginning to emerge between actual carbon dioxide emissions from UK transport and the volumes the Committee on Climate Change says are... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A project to develop less visually intrusive overhead power supply systems for light rail has won a grant from the Government’s Technology... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
In brief
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
Local Transport Today
In brief
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
Regular news
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
Regular feature
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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
Local Transport Today
In brief
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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
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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Regular news
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
Regular news
“Wildly optimistic” projections for electric car sales by vehicle manufacturers led the Government to budget far too much grant to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Environmentalists have predicted a lengthy delay in changes to EU rules on lorry cab dimensions that could facilitate improved safety and fuel... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
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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