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Local Transport Today
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Local authorities on Merseyside expect to be among the successful bidders to the second round of the Government’s Plugged-in Places electric... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 21 September The Daily Mail informed its readers that: “Energy secretary Chris Huhne yesterday backed plans for an extra £22bn in... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 3 September Kit Malthouse, one of London mayor Boris Johnson’s deputies, used a column in The Times to suggest that hydrogen-fuelled cars... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Network Rail is studying the case for electrifying the trans-Pennine rail route between Manchester and Leeds via Stalybridge and Huddersfield. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport Scotland is seeking local authority partners for a Scottish bid to the Government’s Plugged-in Places funding for electric vehicle... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
On 28 August the BBC’s News 24 channel warned its viewers (and, subsequently, its online readers) that: “Electric cars ‘may be... continue
Local Transport Today
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Rik Thomas
Smith Electric Vehicles, one of the UK’s best-known manufacturer of electric commercial vehicles, has high hopes for the future. “One of... continue
Local Transport Today
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Rik Thomas
The UK's putative electric vehicle charging point supply industry is currently on the cusp between fairly minimal actual orders on its books and the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
SOME OF the numbers are impressive, there is no question of that. The mayor of London, for example, wants to have 25,000 electric vehicle (EV)... continue
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Letters to the editor
Keith Ballinger, London SW14
Your report that Transport for London proposes to specify only hybrid buses for all new bus contracts from 2012. is somewhat alarming given the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Glasgow City Council has signed a deal with City Car Club for what is being billed as the ‘greenest’ car club in the world. The use of... continue
Local Transport Today
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Milton Keynes Council has approved (CHECK) a new parking policy that is expected to generate the council an extra £2.3m a year. The changes... continue
Local Transport Today
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The new Government will honour the previous Government’s pledge to subsidise electric and other ultra-low carbon car sales, transport secretary... continue
Local Transport Today
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The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is doubtful that on-street electric vehicle charging points will be the best way to facilitate the growth... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport Minister Norman Baker this week played down fears that Bus Service Operators Grant could be scrapped, saying the Government recognised the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The minister for local transport, Norman Baker, has promised to consider a suggestion from ADEPT, the Association of Directors of Environment,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London has insisted that the capital is on course to deliver 25,000 electric vehicle charging points across the capital by 2015. Graeme... continue
Local Transport Today
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Bus operator Stagecoach has launched the first of a fleet of hybrid buses in Oxford. The operator is investing in 56 vehicles, with the first... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Victoria Sowter, Oxford
The interview with Cycling England chairman Phillip Darnton confirms my views expressed in ‘Viewpoint’ that many with a cycling remit... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Electric Vehicles could lose their exemption from the central London congestion charge, Transport for London has indicated. David Brown, TfL’s... continue
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