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Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Road traffic volumes in England are forecast to grow by between 19 and 55% between 2010 and 2040, according to the DfT’s new national road... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
After describing Eric Pickles, the secretary of state for communities and local government, as “politically astute”, an editorial in The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The North of England’s Pacer trains should go for scrap rather than be reallocated to other parts of the country when the deadline for their... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Chancellor this week came to the rescue of Hertfordshire County Council’s troubled Croxley rail link project, announcing a further... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has dropped plans to build a spur off the London to West Midlands high-speed line to serve Heathrow Airport.  The Conservative... continue
Local Transport Today
John Dales
John Dales
Since we last spoke, I became chair of the Transport Planning Society; and this may seem as unlikely to you as it has sometimes seemed to me.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
John W E Helm
News that the much-unloved Pacer units are to be replaced by “at least 120” new diesel-powered vehicles in the North of England has taken... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The highways Agency has rejected claims by the Campaign for Better Transport that a smart motorway scheme on the M4 west of London is illegal because... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Wales & Borders rail franchise is likely to be reduced in size to maintain democratic accountability over predominantly English services... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
 Was it just bad timing, or were DfT officials trying to make a point? Just days after releasing the exchange of letters between permanent... continue
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In brief
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Local Transport Today
The comments of Michael Dugher, Labour’s new transport secretary, about the dominance of non-car voices in the national discussion of transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The number of councils in Wales could be cut from 22 to fewer than ten under Welsh Government plans. The Government last year proposed reducing the... continue
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Regular news
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Stephen Stradling, Transport Research Institute
Trials are to get underway of running driverless vehicles on UK roads to test the impact on infrastructure, regulation and other road users... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Transport for London, London Councils' and individual boroughs are exploring how expertise can be pooled to deliver the capital’s expanding... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Air Passenger Duty (APD) could be levied at differential rates within England, the UK Government has announced, in an effort to placate airports... continue
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Lead Story
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lorries cover just a third of the costs they impose on society, according to a new analysis commissioned by environmental and rail freight... continue
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Phil Goodwin
Phil Goodwin
I do worry about gambling. I am not sure which I find more creepy, the bombardment of advertising for roulette, poker and fruit machines on your... continue
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