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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Patrick McDonnell
Several fines were issued to HGVs in the capital on the first day of London’s Safer Lorry Scheme on 1 September. Vehicles of more than 3.5... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
The DfT is reviewing if data from in-vehicle GPS, mobile phones, and even mileage data from MOT tests, can be used to produce estimates of road... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 17 August several regional papers took particular delight in informing their readers about how bad, allegedly, their daily commutes are.... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Rik Thomas.
Strapping on the virtual reality goggles and ‘vest’ is, at first, a highly disconcerting experience.  According to the TCS it... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
The publicity surrounding the Transport Systems Catapult (TSC), which was launched in 2013, has by no means all been good. Most prominently, per... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Office for Rail and Road (ORR) is commissioning consultants to advise on how it should benchmark the performance of Highways England.  The... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail manager, Campaign for Better Transport, London N1
Running 7ft-longer HGVs is acceptable on the strategic road network but they are not safe on many urban roads due to their lack of manoeuvrability,... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
James Barber, Liberal Democrat councillor for East Dulwich, London Borough of Southwark, London SE1
I was chuffed to read that TfL plans to procure an automated predictive signalling system to optimise automated predictive signalling... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in Edinburgh are expected to give the go-ahead next week for restrictions on vehicle access to streets near six primary schools.  If... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Nick Gough, Highways development manager – SW Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire County Council, Hertford SG13
Phil Sulley was claiming to have coined the expression ‘chain’ for a line of cyclists (Letters LTT 24 Jul). I am afraid that he was... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David Duckett, Transport & traffic liaison officer, Gosport Borough Council, Gosport PO12
In response to Morten Welde’s letter on daylight running lights (DRLs) I would note that, as a motorcyclist and cyclist, I hesitate to join him... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Argyll and Bute Council is developing a business case for the replacement of its existing street lighting stock with more energy efficient LED... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Drivers Union, Sutton-on-Sea, Lincs LN12
In his letter, Morten Welde was talking about daytime running lights and not ‘headlights’ as your heading implied (Letters LTT 07... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Nick O’Donnell, Assistant director – strategic transport, The London Borough of Ealing, Ealing W5
I read with interest Dave Holladay’s Viewpoint (‘Lorry bans to improve cycle safety make good headlines, but do they make good... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Cardiff City Council is hoping to use its enforcement powers for moving traffic offences by the start of September, following months of delays in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
The mayor of Torbay’s desire to cut the number of traffic signals in the council area seems likely to result in only one junction being... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Rhodri Clark
Many local authorities in Wales have failed to complete speed limit reviews of their roads, eight months after the Welsh Government’s deadline... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Patrick McDonnell
A suite of measures designed to continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
Transport for London is to procure an automated predictive signalling system that adjusts traffic signal timings in response to short-term forecasts... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Tom van Vuren, Mott MacDonald
Short-term forecasting, with a horizon of an hour or much less, is one of the great opportunities and one of the great challenges for transport... continue
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