COVID-19: Transport keeps us going

COVID-19: Transport keeps us going

The World Health Organization (WHO) declared the COVID-19 a pandemic on 11 March and governments worldwide have taken wide-ranging measures to contain the spread of the virus. The transport sector has a crucial role to play in the supply of goods, in particular medicines, medical devices, food and... continue

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Stobart Group sees ‘significant’ growth opportunities despite COVID-19

Logistics and aviation company Stobart Group said its assets still provide “significant opportunities’ for growth in spite of the coronavirus pandemic. The group operates a global logistics operation, energy business and London Southend Airport. Stobart Group has unveiled a number of... continue

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6 Apr 2020Local Transport Today News

Ferries call for funds to keep sailing during pandemic

Mark Moran

The trade association that represents ferry has called on the government to provide financial support quickly to keep services running. The UK Chamber of Shipping said a steep drop in passenger numbers due to the COVID-19 pandemic has adversely affected the economics of the sector. Services are... continue

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6 Apr 2020Local Transport Today News

Ecofascism a growing problem, say greens

Climate change campaigners have expressed concern about ecofascism in their ranks.   Ecofascism is the idea of an authoritarian government requiring individuals to sacrifice their own interests in favour of nature. The Scottish branch of climate activist group Extinction Rebellion raised... continue

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3 Apr 2020Local Transport Today News

Virus ‘could provide clues to CO2 rise’

The global economic downturn due to the Covid-19 pandemic could provide insights into how much of the rising atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide are due to man. In a blog posting, Roy Spencer, a principal research scientist at the University of Alabama in Hunstville, says: “It will... continue

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3 Apr 2020Local Transport Today News
50 and out... Bendixon retires as Living Streets president

50 and out... Bendixon retires as Living Streets president

Ben Plowden

Terence Bendixon has made a seminal contribution the past... continue

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31 Mar 2020Parking Review News
Call for evidence on UK transport laws launched to make journeys greener, easier and smarter

Call for evidence on UK transport laws launched to make journeys greener, easier and smarter

Mark Moran

The Government has launched a consultation to make journeys easier, smarter and greener... continue

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30 Mar 2020Parking Review News
Public is listening to message on essential travel, Transport Secretary tells MPs

Public is listening to message on essential travel, Transport Secretary tells MPs

Mark Moran

A virtual meeting between members of the House of Commons Transport Committee... continue

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Brexit transition period needs to be extended and clean air zones suspended, says freight organisation

The challenges posed by the COVID-19 virus will make the effective implementation of any new legislation impossible in the short term, says the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the business group representing the logistics sector. As a result, the industry is petitioning government urgently to... continue

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25 Mar 2020Local Transport Today News

Commons Transport Committee reschedules Shapps COVID-19 meeting

A House of Commons Transport Select Committee evidence session with the Transport Secretary Grant Shapps, scheduled to take place on 25 March, will no longer be a public evidence meeting. The change in the meeting's status follows the strengthening of the Government's advice in response to the... continue

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24 Mar 2020Local Transport Today News

Today - and tomorrow: COVID-19

Local Transport Today

LTT’s mission and that of our audience must, by the nature of our subject matter, embrace matters of the short, medium and long terms. Sometimes all brought together in trade-offs and analyses about the best plans and policies, and decisions on the allocation of resources and investment... continue

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Airport ruling delays infrastructure plan

The Government has delayed publication of its national infrastructure strategy because of the Appeal Court’s ruling that the Airports National Policy Statement failed to take into account the Paris Agreement on climate change (LTT 06 Mar). The Treasury says the strategy will be published this... continue

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Aviation will play key role in tackling pandemic, says CILT

Paul Le Blond

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport’s (CILT) Aviation Policy Group has issued a statement on the impact of the coronavirus on the sector and its future Paul Le Blond, chairman of the CILT Aviation Policy Group, said: “The effect of the coronavirus situation on aviation is... continue

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21 Mar 2020Local Transport Today News

WSP and AECOM to merge?

North American engineering consultancy giant WSP is reported to be in talks with rival AECOM about a possible merger. Financial news service Bloomberg says Canada-based WSP initiated the discussions with its US-based rival. It reported on 4 March that a deal could be announced “as soon as... continue

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20 Mar 2020Local Transport Today News

Life after COVID-19

Richard Dilks CoMoUK

Never waste a crisis. This was sage advice given to me by a colleague a few years ago. We are suddenly, in the space of just a few days, tipped into a grand experiment across the UK – we’ve been told not to move around unless we ‘have’ to (and much else besides). There are... continue

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Today - and tomorrow

LTT’s mission and that of our audience must, by the nature of our subject matter, embrace matters of the short, medium and long terms. Sometimes all brought together in trade-offs and analyses about the best plans and policies, and decisions on the allocation of resources and investment... continue

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20 Mar 2020Local Transport Today News

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