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Local Transport Today
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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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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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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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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
Local Transport Today
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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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Westminster City Council is to review the “provision and cost effectiveness” of electric car charging points as part of a wider overhaul... continue
Local Transport Today
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Rik Thomas
The first commercial applications of wireless charging technology for electric vehicles have been unveiled to the media in the early months of 2011.... continue
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Natural gas could replace oil as the preferred road transport fuel of the future if shale gas reserves fulfil their claimed potential, according to a... continue
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The legal requirement to include biofuels in transport fuel sold in the UK has been branded “unethical” because their production... continue
Local Transport Today
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The mainstream media’s general consensus that higher transport fuel prices are an unambiguously bad thing showed some signs of fracturing in... continue
Local Transport Today
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With public funding tight, Growth without Gridlock suggests a range of new funding streams that Kent believes could help deliver new transport... continue
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
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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
Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
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
Local Transport Today
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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
Local Transport Today
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
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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
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