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Local Transport Today
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The Prime Minister has tried to defuse the controversy surrounding the Government's road pricing investigations by pledging that road pricing would... continue
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On 5 February The Daily Mirror added its voice to the growing media campaign against road pricing initiated by an electronic petition on the Prime... continue
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Letters to the editor
Malcolm Mort, Liskeard, Cornwall PL14
You report about how the supposed complexity of Greater Manchester's road-charging proposals has surprised observers, with Gordon Stringer MP stating... continue
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Letters to the editor
David Metz, Centre for Transport Studies, University College London, London WC1E
No less than five items in your issue of 1 February raise doubts about the prospects for road pricing (front page lead article, editorial, Andrew... continue
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Labour councillors in Brighton & Hove are considering proposals for using an emissions-based residents' parking permit scheme to fund transport... continue
Local Transport Today
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The DfT has laid down a series of conditions governing how it will allocate funding from the demand management stream of the Transport Innovation... continue
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The Government this week attempted to correct what it says are misleading statements in the petition calling for nationwide road pricing... continue
Local Transport Today
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Local authorities must play a greater role in tackling climate change, the council leader pioneering an emissions-based residents parking policy said... continue
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The Government's road pricing investigations must be in trouble because, writing in the Daily Mirror this week, transport secretary Douglas Alexander... continue
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The London Borough of Richmond's council leader, Serge Lourie, was full of praise for his borough's citizens last week. Speaking about the borough's... continue
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London mayor Ken Livingstone this week blamed utility companies for worsening levels of traffic congestion in central London and urged the Government... continue
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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
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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
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Councillors and officers from across Greater Manchester met in Bury last week to discuss proposals for road-user charging in the conurbation (see... continue
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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
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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
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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
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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
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