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Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Car traffic in Great Britain last year increased by the largest amount since 2002, by 1.9% to 244.5 billion vehicle miles, according to the DfT. All... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Chancellor, George Osborne, this week promised cities across England more transport powers in return for agreeing to implement directly-elected... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has appointed consultant WSP to review in-vehicle sensor technology that would provide drivers with visual or other sensory stimuli relating... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A fleet of self-driving shared cars could make 90 per cent of conventional cars in mid-sized cities superfluous but, at the same time, increase the... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
A merger between the two leading Sheffield taxi companies should create one of the largest taxi firms in the country. City Taxis will take over... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
UNCERTAINTY surrounds plans for a major traffic and public realm scheme in Brighton after last week’s local elections saw the Green Party lose... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
An absence of accessible facilities and poor customer service is a major barrier to disabled drivers purchasing fuel at petrol... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Labour Deputy Leader Harriet Harman refused to rule out rises in fuel duty or air passenger duty when challenged to do so by Conservative... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Norfolk County Council wants to trial lower speed limits across rural roads in the north-west of the county, in an effort to cut accidents. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Enterprise Rent-A-Car, one of the world’s largest vehicle rental businesses, has bought City Car Club, the UK’s biggest independent car... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT should build a more sophisticated understanding of business travel behaviour to help inform policies to cut car use, according to a new... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Ray Bentley, Bere Alston, Devon PL20
As we know, a proportion of business rail passengers spend some of their time on the train in productive work. In transport appraisal, the simplistic... continue
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
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
Local Transport Today
Detail
The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is seeking a car club operator covering the conurbation’s five districts and York. The contract is due to... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Questions have been raised about the future of travel plans for new developments after a court ruling that local authorities in England cannot... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Government has selected the Leeds city region to pilot shared transport initiatives including measures to expand car clubs and a smartphone app... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Amanda Rowlatt, chief economist, Department for Transport
At the end of last year the Government announced the biggest upgrade to roads in a generation. The Road Investment Strategy set out a 30-year vision... continue
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