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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Joe Rukin - Founder, Stop HS2, Kenilworth
The arguments from supporters of HS2 have changed over the last 17 months, as each one of them has been shot down in flames: first it was good for... continue
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Viewpoint
The war of words between supporters and opponents of high-speed rail was further stoked last week by the Institute of Economic Affairs’ report... continue
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Regular news
The lack of noise emitted by electric and hybrid vehicles presents a road safety risk for visually impaired pedestrians at very low speeds,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The London Liberal Democrats have called for all the capital’s 8,500 buses and 21,000 taxis to be switched to electric power by 2020. The party... continue
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Media monitor
The contents of the latest report from the House of Commons’ Environmental Audit Committee received significant media coverage in early July,... continue
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Media monitor
The publication of the Government’s latest strategy for the development of electric vehicle charging infrastructure (LTT 1 Jul) was widely... continue
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Secondary stories
The Government this week opened the door to devolving bus  revenue support to local authorities in England as part of sweeping reforms to the... continue
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Regular news
General Motors’ new electric networked vehicle (EN-V – right) can park itself and automatically return to the user when summoned from a... continue
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Regular news
A committee of MPs has urged the Government to ringfence a proportion of fuel duty revenues for low carbon transport. The House of Commons... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington - Director, Transport Watch, Northampton, NN2
Are electric vehicles green or brown? Almost certainly the answer is brown. The UK Government’s belief that electric vehicles will emit less... continue
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Regular news
Rik Thomas
Intelligent Energy has announced that the first units of its fleet of hydrogen fuel cell-powered London taxis have taken to the roads since being... continue
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Regular news
Rik Thomas
Eleven dual-fuel Optare Solo buses have entered service in Lincoln after the completion of a project to convert them to run on a combination of... continue
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Regular news
The DfT this week placed the onus on electric vehicle owners to recharge their cars at home or at their workplace, saying that an extensive public... continue
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Letters to the editor
Bernard Abrams - Cheltenham, GL50
Tipping points seem to be out of fashion but talk of peaks continues: peak oil, peak car and now peak renewables from Michael Lind, policy director... continue
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Media monitor
Last week's announcement of sharp rises in energy prices prompted a flurry of articles in right-of-centre papers calling for the Climate Change Act... continue
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Media monitor
Rik Thomas
The perennially controversial subject of road traffic congestion made several significant appearances in the media in early June. On June 3, for... continue
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In brief
The City of Edinburgh Council is planning to install electric vehicle charging points at park-and-ride sites in the city. The council expects enough... continue
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In brief
The Government is to end core grant funding for two of its environmental bodies – the Carbon Trust and the Energy Saving Trust – from... continue
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In brief
The European Commission has no plans to set a minimum noise standard for electric vehicles to address concerns that their near silence increases the... continue
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Regular news
Rik Thomas
A trial of 30 hydrogen fuel-cell powered cars is due to begin in Leicester in the spring of 2012, according to the cars’ designer, the firm of... continue
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