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Local Transport Today
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Transport minister Stephen Ladyman has featured in a Sunday Times article about the shadowy world of lobbying. One lobbyist, Ivan Henderson, revealed... continue
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Letters to the editor
Tony Slatter Reigate RH2
I read your magazine with great interest, especially the various articles and letters relating to road pricing. A national road pricing system is... continue
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On four consecutive Tuesdays during March former Panorama journalist John Ware presented a series of half-hour programmes on BBC2 in which he... continue
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Road pricing schemes may struggle to deliver the value for money that the Government generally expects of transport schemes, last week's conference... continue
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The Freight Transport Association has welcomed the Government's proposal to scrap charges for using the A282 Dartford River Crossing (LTT 2 Nov 06)... continue
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Additional charges on local business rates, a local income tax, planning gain supplement or road pricing could all be used to raise revenue for local... continue
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Ministers are considering a zonal system of road pricing that they believe could help to reduce privacy concerns and prevent rat running by... continue
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Shrewsbury's MP has set up a petition on his website calling for road pricing investigations in the town to be abandoned. Shropshire County Council... continue
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Letters to the editor
The Social Market Foundation's study Road user charging: a road map is based on the assumption that "road user charging is the only serious... continue
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Psychologists have long recognised that decision-making within any organisation can be afflicted by 'groupthink' - the tendency for individuals to... continue
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Essex County Council has called on the Government to either scrap the tolls for using the Dartford Crossing or establish a dedicated fund to invest... continue
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Garrett Emmerson
An indication of a gap between local authority aspirations and DfT expectations of the complementary measures needed to support local road pricing... continue
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The Office of Rail Regulation has been urged to cut the cost of freight trains using the rail network by operator English Welsh and Scottish Railway,... continue
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Amid the hullabaloo surrounding road pricing, the Daily Telegraph's transport correspondent David Millward has been doing some blue skies thinking... continue
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n The media coverage surrounding the 1.8 million 'signatures' received by the recent anti-road pricing petition, has given rise to some optimism... continue
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Secondary stories
A "substantial six-figure package" was offered by the DfT this week to attract a high calibre director general to lead its newly created... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin is professor of transport policy at the Centre for Transport and Society, University of West of England, Bristol (Phil.Goodwin@uwe.ac.uk), and emeritus professor at University College London
Margaret Thatcher declared, famously, "There is no alternative", earning herself a media nickname, for a time, of Tina. Ken Livingstone,... continue
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The Northern Way consortium has offered to work with the DfT to investigate a road pricing system for the North of England's strategic road network,... continue
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The Welsh Liberal Democrats have outlined a ten-point plan to improve transport ahead of the Welsh Assembly elections on 3 May. The proposals include... continue
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Transport minister Stephen Ladyman demonstrated his knack for providing 'man of the people' style quotes and a command of text message lingo when he... continue
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