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Local Transport Today
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Nottingham’s workplace parking levy should be introduced on 1 October 2011 but charges will not come into force until 1 April 2012. The... continue
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The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is to introduce graduated permit charges for car club bays to encourage operators to use low emission... continue
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Cambridgeshire County Council has accepted requests from two developers to defer payment of Section 106 contributions towards cycle facilities and a... continue
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London mayor Boris Johnson has insisted that his pledge to axe the western extension zone (WEZ) to the congestion charge remains intact, after a... continue
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Scottish finance secretary John Swinney has confirmed that the Scottish Government will not pursue its suggestion of a tax on cyclists. The idea was... continue
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Cambridgeshire County Council’s cabinet is to meet next week to discuss an officer recommendation that the council should respond to the... continue
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Plans by the Dutch Government to introduce a national road pricing scheme have been delayed. In 2007 the Dutch Government said that it had... continue
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On 24 August The Leicester Mercury suggested that: “Transport bosses in Leicester are to consider the possibility of introducing a tax on... continue
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A debate on the merits (or otherwise) of privatising parts of the road network flared up briefly in the media in late August. “Ministers have... continue
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Andrew Forster
With the public finances in such dire straits, now may be a good time to interest politicians in big ideas. And, boy, has Stephen Glaister got one.... continue
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Philip Gomm, Head of external communications, RAC Foundation, London
So the Prime Minister’s special representative on carbon trading wants to introduce another carbon tax on hard-pressed motorists (‘New... continue
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Rik Thomas
The most distinctive aspect of the media’s coverage of the announcement of the country’s first workplace parking levy in Nottingham (see... continue
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The Government is consulting on a new standard developer charge that could raise millions of pounds for transport infrastructure in England and... continue
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The Government is being urged to abolish vehicle excise duty on car club cars and exempt car club vehicles from congestion charging. Bristol City... continue
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The number of penalty charge notices issued to motorists in London dropped by 11% in the last financial year, according to figures released this week... continue
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Motorists should pay an extra tax to cover the carbon dioxide emissions driving creates, according to a new report by the Prime Minister’s... continue
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Road traffic on the M6 Toll in the West Midlands road has fallen 17% in the last two years, according to data published by the operator. The average... continue
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Boots is threatening to relocate its headquarters parking spaces out of Nottingham to avoid the parking levy. Boots’ HQ straddles the... continue
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The fate of the country’s first workplace parking levy will rest with the Conservatives – if they win the next General... continue
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The DfT is retaining the requirement that local authorities must obtain Secretary of State approval for introducing a workplace parking levy (WPL)... continue
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