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Local Transport Today
Regular news
London mayor Ken Livingstone this week blamed utility companies for worsening levels of traffic congestion in central London and urged the Government... continue
Local Transport Today
Monitor
The amount of vehicle excise duty (road tax) received by the Government each year since 1997 was as outlined in the following table, transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Downing Street on line petition calling on Tony Blair to scrap the Government's road pricing plans continues to attract signatories. From 90,000... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors and officers from across Greater Manchester met in Bury last week to discuss proposals for road-user charging in the conurbation (see... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Adam Fularz
If you look at the transport sector, imagine that there exists a root of all evil: the number one problem, where everything started. Imagine then,... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Greater Manchester authorities unveiled proposals for a system of 'smart charging' last week which, if implemented, would see motorists in the... continue
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Media monitor
The Daily Telegraph's interest in the Government's road pricing proposals continued throughout January, long after every other paper had, at least... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
With the westward extension of London's congestion charging zone due to come into force on 19 February, media coverage of the event has begun to... continue
Local Transport Today
Garrett Emmerson
Garrett Emmerson is chair of the Local Transport Planning Network, a member of the Commission for Integrated Transport and head of transportation at Buckinghamshire County Council. The views expressed in this column are those of the author alone.
The 'why', the 'how' and the 'when' ? not some latter day spoof spaghetti western re-make but the three most commonly asked questions in the on-going... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Two conurbations - the West Midlands and Greater Manchester - have emerged as front runners in the race to secure a large share of the funding from... continue
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Lead Story
Doubts were growing this week about whether the demand management stream of the DfT's Transport Innovation Fund will actually lead to any road... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The use of 'barrier-free' toll technology on the existing Dartford Crossing could speed up traffic and avert the need for building a new crossing of... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London is inviting bidders to supply Dedicated Short Range Communication beacons and tags and Automatic Number Plate Recognition... continue
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Letters to the editor
We are now approaching a consensus among transport experts on the need for a national road pricing system. Those whose major concern is the emissions... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
By Peter Mackie
The Prime Minister's recent remarks on the prospects for travel demand management and John Spellar's assault on the concept of congestion charging... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
London boroughs of all political colours are following the lead of Richmond by tabling plans to link residents' parking permit charges to their... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The burgeoning number of signatures on the petition opposed to the Government's road pricing plans on the 10 Downing Street website (LTT 4 Jan)... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The online petition calling on the Government to scrap plans for road pricing had reached over 460,000 signatories as LTT closed for press this week... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Twenty years on from bus deregulation and ten years on from Labour coming to power, the debate about the role of the public and private sector in bus... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The Government's decision to support the construction of a third runway at Heathrow Airport, as well as the expansion of several other airports, in... continue
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