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Local Transport Today
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The EU’s new transport commissioner has called for a standardised European system of road pricing.  In an interview with German media,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The DfT has issued guidance to help local authorities ensure that grants paid to community transport organisations do not fall foul of European rules... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The European Commission has approved the Government’s proposed rural fuel rebate scheme, which could see the price of fuel cut in 17 parts of... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The European Parliament and member states have reached agreement on allowing more streamlined, safer and fuel-efficient lorries, but not until about... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Biggs, Tamworth, Staffs B77
As 2014 draws to a close, it might well be remembered as the year of air quality alarmism. Given that air pollutants have fallen markedly since 1990,... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The UK Government’s current expectations for when the EU annual mean limit value for nitrogen dioxide will be reached are: By 2015: Blackpool... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Andrew Forster
Last week’s ruling by the Court of Justice of the European Union on an air quality case brought against the UK Government by environmental law... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
First Glasgow is to order four ‘virtual electric’ buses that will operate as electric vehicles in the most populated areas and on diesel... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
pressure to cut transport’s carbon dioxide emissions will be weakened if the sector is placed into the European Emissions Trading Scheme (ETS),... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, renewed calls for the scrapping the most polluting diesel cars and giving drivers cash incentives to switch to... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The European Commission has announced that European Union member states have until 26 February 2015 to propose projects to take advantage of the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A PARTNERSHIP of Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) manufacturers have agreed to participate in a joint project through the European Union’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The European Commission is launching a major work programme on urban transport, including a new funding competition for innovations, and guidance on... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The European Commission is to test an accident investigation methodology on accidents involving powered two wheelers or bicycles. “No... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Government has put back the expected date for achieving compliance with EU limits on nitrogen dioxide levels. Member states were supposed to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
Transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin has rejected the Highways Agency’s plan to operate a 60mph speed limit all day on smart motorway... continue
Local Transport Today
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The European Commission is launching a study into the state of the art of electronic road tolling.  The €100,000 six-month project will... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The European Commission’s mobility and transport directorate is inviting tenders for a 12-month project, valued at €200,000, to explore... continue
Local Transport Today
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Environmentalists have predicted a lengthy delay in changes to EU rules on lorry cab dimensions that could facilitate improved safety and fuel... continue
Local Transport Today
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The European Commission has announced the first steps in a plan to bring down carbon dioxide emissions from heavy duty vehicles (HDVs) such as... continue
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