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Local Transport Today
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The minister for local transport, Norman Baker, visited Bath this week to see how £30m of investment was being made in the city’s... continue
Local Transport Today
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Rapid charging points for electric vehicles have been installed at three Welcome Break motorway service areas: South Mimms (M25/A1), Oxford (M40) and... continue
Local Transport Today
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Solar panel noise barriers could be erected along a 20-mile stretch of the M40 in Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire if a plan backed by the... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
The question of what went wrong and who should take the blame for the rail franchising fiasco has been on the minds of a lot of people in the past... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Norman Baker MP, Transport Minister, Great Minster House, London SW1P
You are simply wrong in ringing the death knell for electric vehicles (Editorial, 28 Sep). Far from being dead in the water, the market is in fact... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government is being urged to ring-fence a slice of fuel duty revenues to fund better public transport and walking and cycling schemes.... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government’s hopes of an electric car revolution were dealt a blow this week as Toyota announced it was scrapping plans for a mass market... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Who killed the electric car? Until recently, the stock response to this oft-asked question has been to point the finger at the automotive industry,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The UK’s first electric bus service to use inductive wireless charging is to be launched next summer in Milton Keynes. The project will see... continue
Local Transport Today
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Consumer demand for plug-in vehicles remains very low and the Government grant to encourage demand may not be proving effective, according to the... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport minister Norman Baker visited Nottingham last week to witness two new transport initiatives delivered with the help of DfT cash. Electric... continue
Local Transport Today
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Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has suggested that its planes may fly in bird-like formations and automatically select the most fuel-efficient routes... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government is investing £9m in a new research centre to advance electric and hybrid vehicle battery technologies. Industry is putting... continue
Local Transport Today
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Pressure group FairFuelUK is pursuing a new stage of its campaign to stop the Government increasing road fuel tax, following the Chancellor’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Electric vehicle charging equipment supplier POD Point has launched what it says is the UK’s first nationwide pay-as-you-go network for... continue
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Gas supply company Calor has decided against switching 30% of its delivery vehicles to biodiesel fuel after a review found that the move would impact... continue
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Electric vehicle charging company POD Point is offering free home charging units worth over £1,000 to electric and hybrid vehicle owners in... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Transport secretary Justine Greening may, allegedly, have few friends in the Cabinet nowadays, due to her opposition to the expansion of Heathrow... continue
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Aberdeen is to be the home of Europe’s biggest hydrogen bus fleet as part of an EU-backed ‘clean energy hub’... continue
Local Transport Today
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An electric car hire scheme has been launched in the Lake District as part of the £6.9m GoLakes Travel sustainable visitor transport programme.... continue
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