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Local Transport Today
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The DfT this week awarded a further £46m for the purchase of 542 low carbon buses via its Green Bus Fund. The grant has been paid to 20 bus... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new hybrid city centre bus service is to be launched in Sunderland in September, funded by DfT grant, Sunderland City Council, Nexus, and... continue
Local Transport Today
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The European Commission has outlined plans to reform the way transport is taxed and priced,  moves that could put it on a collision course with... continue
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Motoring group's and freight organisations welcomed the Chancellor’s measures to cut fuel duty, which eased some of the pressure caused by... continue
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Media monitor
Rik Thomas
The issue of fuel duty dominated media coverage of this week’s Budget to such an extent that several papers used motoring analogies even to... continue
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On February 23 the front pages of all of the major national newspapers were more or less evenly split between coverage of the major earthquake in New... continue
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Media monitor
On 4 February The Times editorialised on the subject of high levels of fuel duty and, perhaps surprisingly, came down firmly against the Government... continue
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Media monitor
Rik Thomas
Media Coverage of transport issues in January was dominated by rising transport fuel prices, and what the Government may, or may not, be in a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Chancellor George Osborne is under pressure to scrap the planned rise in fuel duty in April as anger about the high price of fuel mounts. Lobby group... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Government should cut the cost of ultra-low carbon cars and increase the cost of ‘gas guzzlers’, according to a new report by the RAC... continue
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In brief
Planning permission will not be needed to install electric vehicle charging points on streets and in outdoor car parks in England, ministers... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Petrol prices hit a new record high this month as the impact of a rise in duty and the rise in VAT from 17.5% to 20% pushed the average price of a... continue
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“Gentlemen – and women – plug in your engines,” New Scientist magazine said in its Christmas and New Year edition.... continue
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The first of a new fleet of hydrogen-powered fuel cell buses took to the streets of London this weekend. Eight vehicles are being delivered over the... continue
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Five parts of the UK have  secured a share of £20m Government funding for electric vehicle charging points. The winning consortia in the... continue
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On November 13 readers of The South Wales Echo were treated to a brief discourse on road pricing policy from columnist Martin Wells. “If the... continue
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The Scottish Government has outlined options for cutting CO2 emissions from transport. The report on meeting the   target of a 42% cut in... continue
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Viewpoint
David Quarmby, RAC Foundation
The good residents of places such as Burgess Hill and Cuckfield in Sussex are all too used to watching veteran cars chugging past their front doors... continue
Local Transport Today
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Transport for London has dramatically cut back the number of electric vehicle charging points it plans to install over the next three years. The news... continue
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Low cost travel behaviour change programmes are to be cut back in London following the reduction in general transport grant received from Government.... continue
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