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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Sean Corker, Manchester M41
I am surprised that Ms Mitchell has waited so long to produce statistics that she claims support her fraudster’s charter (presumed liability).... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Francis King, Bath BA2
The letter from Brenda Mitchell about presumed liability was interesting and self-evidently correct in parts (Letters LTT 27 Jun). For example, she... continue
Parking Review
Viewpoint
Nick Lester
The 1950s was the golden age of parking. You could park where you wanted, when you wanted, without difficulty and it was all free! Like so many... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The European Commission is launching a study into the state of the art of electronic road tolling.  The €100,000 six-month project will... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The European Commission’s mobility and transport directorate is inviting tenders for a 12-month project, valued at €200,000, to explore... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
An alliance of smart ticketing operators is aiming to introduce worldwide interoperable public transport ticketing using NFC phones. The Smart... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The London Borough of Southwark this week held a two-day workshop on cycling with consultants from the Netherlands (Mobycon) and Denmark... continue
Parking Review
Parking Policy
The European Parking Association (EPA) has set up a task group to examine parking regulations for people with disabilities. The Blue Badge Parking in... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Global infrastructure spending is expected to more than double by 2025, with $1.5 trillion to be spent up until then in the U.K alone, according to a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
BMW and car rental firm Sixt is planning to launch a point-to-point car club in London just months after the operator of the UK’s first such... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Chas Ball, Carplus
The steady expansion of car clubs (and new forms of flexible car sharing) has not reached all parts of Britain – but it is increasingly... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new route navigation system for lorry drivers, which can select routes that minimise congestion, noise and air pollution is being developed by the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Environmentalists have predicted a lengthy delay in changes to EU rules on lorry cab dimensions that could facilitate improved safety and fuel... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The European Commission has announced the first steps in a plan to bring down carbon dioxide emissions from heavy duty vehicles (HDVs) such as... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The decision by point-to-point car club operator car2go to quit the UK market was not a complete surprise, coming as it did soon after the firm... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Researchers are seeking evidence about the effects of ‘sustainable’ transport investments. The three-year EU-funded EVIDENCE project aims... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
Fear about man-made climate change doesn’t feature quite so prominently in the transport policy debate today as it did five or ten years ago... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The transport secretary has been urged to speedily adopt measures to improve lorry cab designs backed by the European Parliament, which would remove... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
On 25 March last year the Government announced, with a considerable fanfare, that it was to publish a green paper on improving the safety of and... continue
Local Transport Today
Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
For a while there was a transport modelling tradition using continuous mathematical functions relating the volume of travel to factors such as... continue
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