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Local Transport Today
Regular news
"Who says road charging tags have to be grey and boring?" asked a press release published during the ITS World Congress last week.... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 1 October The Sunday Times began a story on car insurance by informing its readers that: "Drivers will be charged for insurance in accordance... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 4 October London's Evening Standard newspaper published an editorial strongly opposing the westward extension of the capital's congestion charging... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has published new interoperability specifications for road charging systems using DSRC (Dedicated Short-Range Communication, i.e. microwave... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Sweden's new Government has decided to re-introduce road pricing in Stockholm after last month's referendum showed a slender majority supported the... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
A high-speed rail link between Manchester and Leeds, reforms to bus regulation, and an investigation into road-user charging are among the measures... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Essex County Council is calling for the expansion of Stansted Airport to be accompanied by a charge of £1 per car and £5 per heavy goods... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Humber Bridge Board has bowed to pressure from local bus operators and politicians to reduce toll charges for local bus services using the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) has approved plans to pursue road-user charging in the hope that it will unlock Transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The prospect of a road pricing scheme in one of the UK's largest conurbations made the front page of The Manchester Evening News on 23 September.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Business leaders have called on the Government to commit to spending a fixed percentage of Gross Domestic Product on transport in the long-term, at a... continue
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News extra
Transport secretary Douglas Alexander used his speech at last week's Labour Party conference to heap praise on London's mayor, Ken Livingstone, and... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The future of congestion charging in the Swedish capital of Stockholm remains uncertain after last weekend's referendum on the pilot scheme, which... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 2 September The Daily Telegraph ran a column by a regular contributor to its motoring supplement, former motor racing driver Sir John Whitmore.... continue
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Viewpoint
By Peter Wiltshire
When Alistair Carmichael joined the Liberal Party in 1980, it had 11 MPs and a few dozen councillors across the whole of the country. Despite being... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A Conservative Government should expand the road programme and consider privatising parts of the road network, John Redwood, chair of the party's... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Three-quarters of transport journalists support local congestion charging schemes, according to the annual survey of the transport press by polling... continue
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Letters to the editor
William Barter Towcester Northants NN2
May I thank Dave Sherborne for his response to my letter of 10 August (Letters LTT 24 Aug). Starting with a simple matter of fact, whilst your report... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
The attempt by Labour MPs to oust Tony Blair from 10 Downing Street had unexpected repercussions for the transport world this week when a... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The AA Motoring Trust has warned London boroughs not to use fines for 'moving traffic offences' as a new "gold rush" after figures showed... continue
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