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Local Transport Today
In brief
The European Commission is planning new rules to allow lorry manufacturers to design more aerodynamic lorries that could enhance the safety of... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The European Commission plans to introduce a European standard for measuring the carbon footprint of passenger and freight operations. A... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London is refining its traffic modelling to improve the representation of cycling and pedestrian behaviour. “Until recently,... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Malcolm Bulpitt, Maidstone, Kent ME15
Does John Dales, in his role as myth buster, need to broaden his horizons when considering the issue of changing the parking provision in small towns... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
IBM IS talking to a number of cities in the UK about providing ‘smarter transport’ services as the company aims to increase revenue by... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Highways authorities are to be advised of the cost benefit analysis of different techniques for repairing potholes. A project by European road... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
Optare, which is currently the UK’s biggest supplier of electrically-powered buses, has been involved in this business for five years now but... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Roland Graham, Convenor, North West Active Travel Network, West Kirby, Wirral CH48
Boris Johnson’s vision for cycling in London is very encouraging (‘Mayor embraces Dutch thinking in plan for a cycling revolution’... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
“For tomorrow's transport we will rely far less on privately-owned vehicles (notably private cars),” Peter Miller, CEO of Ipswich-based... continue
Local Transport Today
News
Siemens has reported that, whilst the group’s overall profits were up in the first quarter, it posted a loss in its transportation &... continue
Local Transport Today
News
AVIS Budget Group has completed its acquisition of Zipcar after the car sharing firm’s shareholders backed the deal. Approximately 98% of the... continue
New Transit
People
MTR, the Hong-Kong based rail company that runs the London Overground and is bidding for the Essex Thameside and Thameslink franchises in the UK, has... continue
New Transit
People
François-Xavier Perin (pictured) has been appointed Chief Executive of RATP Dev. He previously served as a member of the supervisory board and... continue
New Transit
People
Mike Cooper, currently an Executive Director at Deutsche Bahn owned Arriva, and who has successfully led the Arriva UK Bus division since 2005, has... continue
New Transit
Technology News
The EU-sponsored Mobinet project is aiming to offer travellers a new set of smartphone apps designed to make it easier for people to move around the... continue
New Transit
Technology News
Global technology analyst ABI Research is predicting that 2.1bn contactless ‘credentials’ – a combination of smartcards and radio... continue
New Transit
Technology News
The UK’s major rail companies are set to be included in a new “GDS for rail” being developed by technology giant Amadeus this... continue
New Transit
Technology News
The international airline community is hoping to bring in a new distribution system that provides a comprehensive price and service offer. The... continue
New Transit
Technology News
Audi drivers can now access information from their cars about current train connections from anywhere in Germany, and soon anywhere in Europe, under... continue
New Transit
Technology News
Chinese electric bus specialist BYD and Bulmineral Ltd of Bulgaria have signed an agreement to create a 50:50 joint venture company, named Auto Group... continue
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