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Local Transport Today
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York City Council, Surrey County Council, and the London Borough of Southwark are among 20 organisations in England who are to receive free advice... continue
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Hauliers, motoring organisations and the Labour Party have all welcomed the Chancellor’s announcement that the 3p rise in fuel duty planned for... continue
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Media monitor
Rik Thomas
It was an embarrassing few days for transport secretary Justine Greening in late June as the Government scrapped the planned 3p rise in fuel duty... continue
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Regular news
The first transcontinental flight by a solar-powered aeroplane took place in early June when the Solar Impulse craft developed by the École... continue
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An electric vehicle car club is to be set up in Oxford. Car rental firm Hertz and electric vehicle charging firm Chargemaster have signed a... continue
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Dorset County Council has started trials of two electric buses on a route between Dorchester and the village of Poundbury. The Optare Solo SR... continue
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A study by civil engineers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology suggests that using stiffer pavements could reduce fuel consumption by as... continue
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German car manufacturer Porsche has developed its first plug-in hybrid model, the 918 Spyder. Porsche claims that it will have fuel efficiency of 94... continue
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Car manufacturer Audi has launched a new design of electric bike, the Wörthersee, that, it claims, can enable riders to achieve speeds of up to... continue
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Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed an innovative means of telling motorists when slowing down might enable... continue
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Viewpoint
Julian Peddle
The DfT’s recent bus policy statement Green light for better buses (LTT 30 Mar) has been greeted with some praise by the bus industry. It is... continue
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Electric cars will account for 1% of all car miles travelled in the UK by 2020 and 5% by 2030, according to forecasts prepared by the DfT. The... continue
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News extra
James Dark
It is a moot point as to whether the recession and the onset of the Government’s austerity measures has increased or lessened public transport... continue
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Comment
James Dark
A dilemma facing any business or government at present is which technologies to back. In some instances, innovation and progress can move so rapidly... continue
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Media monitor
Rik Thomas
The notion that people might be travelling less than they used to has been debated in several papers and magazines of late, with a sharp split... continue
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Car manufacturer Jaguar has produced a new ‘concept’ electric car, the XKX, which is covered in a layer that houses microscopic... continue
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Sales of fuel-efficient cars with low carbon dioxide emissions are rising rapidly, according to motor industry body the SMMT. 46.8% of cars sold in... continue
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The DFT and the Technology Strategy Board have announced details of a £9.5m low carbon truck demonstration trial, intended to deliver fleets of... continue
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The Australian airline Qantas has launched its first commercial flight using a blend of recycled cooking oil and aviation fuel. A biofuel-powered... continue
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A team at Northumbria University has developed a new formula to predict the impact that electric cars will have on the nation’s power... continue
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