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Letters to the editor
Keith Peat, Driver’s Union, Sutton on Sea, Lincolnshire
I hope that in my defence I may respond to a couple of remarks made about me in your last issue on the matter of cycling.  Sam Jones of the CTC,... continue
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Letters to the editor
Chris Barker, Hornsey, London N8
Forecasting road traffic growth goes blithely on (ibid), without reference to the elephant in the room. Predict and provide still reigns, totally... continue
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Main editorial comment
‘Standing room only’ is a common complaint when it comes to the UK’s commuter rail services, but information obtained recently by a... continue
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Detail
Lincolnshire County Council has renewed its contract with Hourbike for the provision of a bike hire scheme in Lincoln. The scheme was introduced in... continue
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Detail
Nottingham City Council has placed an order with Chinese firm BYD for 13 fully electric buses to operate the city’s park-and-ride services.... continue
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Lead Story
London boroughs have struck a profit share arrangement with BluePointLondon, the new operator of the Source London network of electric vehicle... continue
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Media monitor
20mph speed limits were front page news in Cambridge last week as the 20’s Plenty conference took place in the city. “Cambridge is often... continue
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Media monitor
On 5 March London’s Evening Standard announced on its front page (pictured below) that: “London’s pollution shame was today laid... continue
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Regular news
Local authorities and bus operators in England and Wales are being invited to bid to a £30m Low Emission Bus Scheme run by the DfT’s... continue
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Regular news
The Government has shortlisted 12 parts of the UK for a share of a £35m fund to become centres of excellence in low emission... continue
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In brief
The UK’s first hydrogen production and bus refuelling station has opened in Aberdeen. The facility at the city council’s depot in... continue
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Main editorial comment
  With the General Election approaching, there was a distinct end of term feeling to last week’s meeting of the House of Commons transport... continue
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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
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In brief
Bus operators in Aberdeen have announced how they will deploy a fleet of ten hydrogen buses, procured for the £19m Aberdeen City Council-led... continue
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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
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Letters to the editor
Paul Biggs, Tamworth, Staffordshire B77
20mph conference: just an echo chamber for supporters The forthcoming Landor Links-organised annual ‘20’s Plenty’ conference in... continue
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In brief
Air quality in Oxford city centre has improved since the bus-based low emission zone in the city centre was introduced last January, according to... continue
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News
The owners of Heathrow Airport have pledged to fund a £700m noise insulation scheme  for homes affected by aviation noise in return for... continue
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Regular news
Bristol is to trial hybrid buses that automatically switch from diesel to electric power when they enter parts of the city with poor air... continue
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