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Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
James Ryle, Director of projects and innovation, Sustrans, Bristol BS1
Those of us working on ‘smarter choices’ are accustomed to dealing with uncertainty. So mixed messages from the DfT about the value of... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
When governments launch big new reports, a useful rule of journalism is to start at the back and work forward. So read the report first and then the... continue
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Regular news
Policy-makers should not treat the Government’s Climate Change Act targets too literally because they will prove impossible to achieve,... continue
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Secondary stories
The DfT could be compelled to spend part of its budget on key Government priorities such as  reducing carbon dioxide emissions or tackling... continue
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Lead Story
Transport minister Sadiq Khan this week moved to reassure the transport planning community that the Government is committed to encouraging people to... continue
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Main editorial comment
Andrew Forster
The Met Office’s new projections for how climate change could alter Britain’s appearance over the next 90 years have attracted extensive... continue
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In brief
MVA has been commissioned by the Committee on Climate Change to create a policy model for forecasting UK aviation demand and emissions scenarios to... continue
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Regular news
The prime minister is to pledge UK leadership in the international battle against climate change. He is due to launch... continue
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Letters to the editor
Bernard Abrams, Cheltenham
Mayer Hillman evidently thinks we’re doomed due to climate change (Letters LTT 5 Jun). There’s no need to look to the future, serious... continue
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Letters to the editor
Paul Biggs, Director and environment spokesman, Association of British Drivers, Tamworth, Staffs
In his letter to LTT (Letters 5 June), the RAC Foundation’s Stephen Glaister has swallowed the two transport red herrings of carbon dioxide and... continue
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Viewpoint
Tony Bosworth, Friends of the Earth
This December will see one of the most crucial international meetings for decades, when world leaders meet at the UN climate change summit in... continue
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Letters to the editor
Mayer Hillman, Senior Fellow Emeritus, Policy Studies Institute, London NW3
The current issue of LTT reports on the evidence to the House of Commons transport select committee provided by David Metz (‘Academic suggests... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Well, in these uncertain times perhaps all of us are feeling a bit vulnerable and a few may be facing redundancy but that’s not what this... continue
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Letters to the editor
Bob Coe, eo consulting, Reading
Phil Goodwin’s entertaining article on ‘The soundtrack to our motoring lives’ (LTT24 Apr) made me think that, in the face of... continue
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Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London
There is widespread agreement that deep cuts in public expenditure will be required to clear the debts resulting from the current recession. Cuts in... continue
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Regular news
The Commission for Integrated Transport has published a paper outlining its thoughts on transport’s contribution to meeting what it describes... continue
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Media monitor
High-speed rail may seem like a slick green alternative to air travel, but improving links between cities would be far more cost-effective, says... continue
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Regular news
Policy-makers have been too uncritical of warnings about looming disaster arising from man’s continued burning of fossil fuels, a leading... continue
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In brief
It’s good to see that Julia King, the Government’s transport representative on the Committee on Climate Change, practices what she... continue
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Regular news
Climate change concerns are not valid grounds for inspectors to reject major transport scheme planning applications if the projects feature... continue
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