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Local Transport Today
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Though the inclusion in the Queen's Speech of measures to pilot road pricing attracted some media attention, the quantity of coverage was dwarfed by... continue
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'The Government is faced with a conundrum," says Benny Peiser, a social anthropologist at Liver-pool John Moores University. "If we really... continue
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Secondary stories
The Freight Transport Association and the Road Haulage Association have commissioned a city law firm to investigate the legality of the Government's... continue
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The DfT has published guidelines for the interoperability of electronic road user charging systems that make use of microwave 'tag and beacon'... continue
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News that the Norwich Union insurance company is to offer its pay-as-you-go vehicle insurance policy to all drivers, after having first trialled the... continue
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The news that diplomats in the USA's London embassy have refused to continue paying London's congestion charge (LTT 27 Oct) was greeted with... continue
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Letters to the editor
Malcolm Heymer, Dereham, Norfolk NR20
Transport taxes already cover the societal cost of carbon emissions Stephen Plowden (Letters LTT 2 Nov) claims that the monetary value of a tonne of... continue
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Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
Gwyn Drake, the Highways Agency's South East divisional director for network strategy, says that the HA is playing no part in investigating whether... continue
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Rik Thomas
"It has been sold as a price worth paying to free up the roads, not to mention help save the planet, but pay-as-you-drive could cost a typical... continue
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In brief
About 5% of traffic capacity within the central London congestion charging zone has been re-allocated since the congestion charge was introduced in... continue
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TfL has launched a consultation on its proposed Low Emission Zone for the capital that could be implemented as soon as February 2008. The scheme will... continue
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Last month's publication of the Stern review on the economics ofclimate change had politicians recalling other recent political milestones.Writing on... continue
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Andrew Morris
Reading and Norfolk and a partnership of East Midlands authorities have been awarded pump-priming cash from the DfT's Transport Innovation Fund to... continue
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The head of Britain's leading academic climate change research unit has said the discussion of climate change is getting out of control. In a... continue
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MPs have urged the Government to consider measures such as improved Section 106 powers before pressing ahead with plans to introduce a planning gain... continue
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The South East Scotland transport partnership has voiced concern about proposals in Network Rail's route utilisation strategy for Scotland touse car... continue
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Transport minister Stephen Ladyman has announced a study into a new road crossing of the Lower Thames estuary and plans to introduce variable toll... 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.
Over 98% of our transport system is fossil fuel based: from oil-powered ships, to trains, planes, cars and trucks, our reliance on them for power,... continue
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Secondary stories
Cardiff Council's cabinet will meet later this month to consider whether to press ahead with plans to introduce a morning peak congestion charging... continue
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Media monitor
The publication of the Stern report on the economic costs of climate change resulted in saturation coverage in the mainstream print media. Coverage... continue
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