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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Ryanair chief executive Michael O'Leary has called for three new runways to be built in the south-east of England and said aviation growth cannot be... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
The publication by the House of Commons' Environmental Audit Committee of a new report, entitled Vehicle Excise Duty as an environmental tax, was... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The level of public and political support for policies aimed at cutting carbon dioxide emissions was troubling New Scientist last week. "Watch... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Mayer Hillman, Senior fellow emeritus, Policy Studies Institute, London
Having read in LTT's 500th edition the experts' views on their transport agenda for the future, I am certainly one of those whom you anticipated... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Richard Criag, Director Atkins, Epsom Surrey
In a recent issue Paul Withrington of Transport-watch wrote concerning the shaky foundations for policy (Letters LTT?25 Jul). He does make a very... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
David HT Smith, The Thursfield Smith Consultancy, Shrewsbury
In his parallel universe, Paul Withrington (Letters LTT 25 Jul) continues his enthusiasm for oil-fuelled road and air transport and adds coal-fired... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
England's regions will advise the Government on local transport settlement allocations as part of the second round of the Regional Funding Allocation... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Government has given its clearest signal yet that technology rather than travel behaviour change will be key to reducing transport sector carbon... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The impression that there is a consensus in the Conservative Party on the need to cut CO2 emissions to prevent global warming is false, according to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
By Rik Thomas
One of the Government's current climate change targets is for a 60% cut in carbon dioxide emissions by 2050, in comparison with the 1990 levels.... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Howard Blessington, Director Faber Maunsell, Birmingham
The first issue of Local Transport Today was published on 3 April 1989; only 11 issues later Poland would have its first freely elected Prime... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
The lead story in this week's issue of LTT records a further step in the development of a regional funding decision-making model being applied by... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
"Oil at $300 a barrel is certainly a scary prospect for the whole world but, then again, if it is a realistic way to bring about radical change... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Paul Withrington, Director Transport-watch, Northampton
In a recent issue David Smith called upon ministers to grasp the need to electrify transport (Letters LTT?30 May). However, as pointed out by the... continue
Local Transport Today
Garrett Emmerson
As some readers may be aware, a change of job means that this will be my last regular column for LTT. It is usually traditional on these occasions to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is to consult on slowing down the implementation of biofuels after receiving a report that says the growth of biofuels crops could push up... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport secretary Ruth Kelly has announced a delay to its work on developing a transport White Paper and strategy to 2014 building on last... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
The UWE study on public attitudes to transport and climate change provides very mixed messages for the Government. For example, when talking about... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Environmentalists' hopes that a new Government-wide higher monetary value for carbon dioxide emissions will undermine the economic case for new road... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government's Climate Change Bill has won cross-Party support in the House of Commons although a small band of Conservatives aired serious... continue
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