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Local Transport Today
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The Government is to offer a prize of up to £10m R&D funding to develop long-life battery technology for electric vehicles. Details of the... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT has asked Network Rail to study electrifying the ‘Lakes Line’ railway between Oxenholme and Windermere in Cumbria.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
John Helm
‘Fusion: feasibility and the future of transport’ was the title of the Independent Transport Commission’s annual lecture held last... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT has offered Nottingham City Council £1.5m to help fund 15 more electric buses, which will take the city’s electric bus fleet up... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport for London has started the process to find a purchaser for Source London, the capital’s network of 1,300 publicly accessible electric... continue
Local Transport Today
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Reading Buses has taken delivery of the first of a fleet of 20 compressed natural gas-powered buses, which the operator says will make it the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) offers a benefit:cost ratio of about 2.4 in Metropolitan areas but only 1.3-1.4 in rural areas, according to the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Consultants have questioned the Government’s  electric vehicle strategy, saying there is little prospect of electric vehicles becoming... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The notion that the UK Government is going backwards in its commitment to cut carbon dioxide emissions made the front page of The Independent on 11... continue
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News
A REPORT outlining a role for liquid air in reducing bus diesel consumption and transport carbon emissions has been published following work by Arup... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Rik Thomas
THE GREATER Manchester Electric Vehicle scheme, a new electric vehicle charging point network and pay-as-you-go programme, has been launched by... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
The Commissioner of Transport for London, Sir Peter Hendy, recently put in an expenses claim for £175 that related to his boss, London mayor... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Tony Duckenfield, Steer Davies Gleave
Looking at new registrations of electric and hybrid vehicles (EVs) we can see a worrying slow-down in growth (Figure 1), which is mirrored by a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government and local authorities are being urged to give more support to the electric vehicle market, with a longer-term commitment to funding... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport for London has hailed emission test results from its New Bus for London. Tests using a vehicle that has been in passenger service for eight... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Nottingham City Council has placed an order for 20 electric buses with manufacturer Optare in a move the council says will create the largest fleet... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The City of York Council says the city is to become the first in the country to set up a network of ‘pay-as-you-go’ charging points for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
Optare, which is currently the UK’s biggest supplier of electrically-powered buses, has been involved in this business for five years now but... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport minister Norman Baker says he has not been involved in any spending review-related talks about the future of Bus Service Operators Grant... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
Transport and business leaders are hoping that transport projects will receive a share of the additional infrastructure funding promised in this... continue
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