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Local Transport Today
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Meera Rambissoon
Even if some drivers do not accept environmental arguments for reducing the impact of their vehicles then they should embrace the hard economic... continue
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The manufacturer of a hydrogen car unveiled in London on Tuesday will make its designs available online so the cars can be built and improved... continue
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Britain's first electric car hire scheme was launched in London today. Run by Streetcar, the UK's largest pay-as-... continue
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Tesco, Britain’s biggest supermarket group, is backing electric cars. The food... continue
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Tiny holes in plane's wing promise to reduce drag by up to 40%. A team of British researchers reckon they have hit on a way of cutting airl... continue
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Letters to the editor
Chris Wood, Norwich
Greengauge 21 is being a tad optimistic about the future energy use of its proposed high-speed rail network, if the report it commissioned from ATOC... continue
Local Transport Today
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The London Borough of Islington is to issue fixed penalty notices to motorists who refuse to switch off their vehicle’s engine when stationary.... continue
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Property developers in Newport, South Wales, could in future be required to provide solar power for each new street lamp they install. Alex Nicholls,... continue
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Glasgow City Council is hopeful that the city will be one of those selected by the Government to become a demonstration city for electric vehicles.... continue
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The UK Energy Research Centre (UKERC) says that the Government must do much more than promote electric cars if it wants rapid and deep cuts in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Up to £20m is to be made available for the establishment of electric car charging points and related infrastructure across the UK, under... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Meera Rambissoon
An independent report has revealed that compared to a conventional multi-storey car park, a robotic parking system contributes significantly in... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
It’s good to see that Julia King, the Government’s transport representative on the Committee on Climate Change, practices what she... continue
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Rik Thomas
At the ACT TravelWise conference last week delegates heard that rapidly rising transport fuel costs could soon be forcing people to amend their... continue
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Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
Greg Marsden rightly criticises the idea that a green stimulus package for transport should be based on projects for new major infrastructure... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Scottish Government has announced £4m of extra funding for the bus industry to offset the increase in fuel duty introduced last December.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The cost of road transport fuel has risen faster than average earnings in the last five years, according to analysis by pressure group the... continue
Local Transport Today
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A major electric vehicle programme could be set up in the North East of England under proposals being drawn up by the region’s development... continue
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Letters to the editor
By Greg Marsden, Senior lecturer in transport policy and strategy Institute for Transport Studies University of Leeds, Leeds
In the current gloomy economic climate one of the responses of governments across the globe has been to promote substantial short-term fiscal... continue
Local Transport Today
John Dales
On New Year’s Day I took a very pleasant walk with friends along our local canal. As it doubtless does whenever you’re on similar... continue
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