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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
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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
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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
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
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Regular feature
Rik Thomas
The Government is currently trialing ‘driverless car’ technology in three projects in Bristol, Coventry/Milton Keynes and the London... continue
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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 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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Regular news
Westminster City Council will not support the introduction of point-to-point car clubs in its area, at least for the time being.  Point-to-point... continue
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Regular news
London Councils has set up a working group with individual boroughs and car club operators to look at how parking provision for car club vehicles can... continue
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Andrew Forster
More research is needed  into the impact that car club membership has on people’s travel behaviour, according to a report prepared by... 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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Regular news
The London Borough of Croydon is to consult on introducing 20mph limits across the borough’s residential streets.  Kathy Bee,... continue
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Regular news
Signed-only 20mph limits are to be piloted on eight more sections of the Transport for London road network (TLRN), London mayor Boris Johnson and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The City of Edinburgh Council has outlined plans for a six-phase implementation of signed-only 20mph limits across the city. The £2.2m... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
The national campaign for 20mph speed limits has called on politicians to make the default speed limit on built-up roads across the UK 20mph by 1... continue
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Letters to the editor
Sam Jones, Campaigns & communications coordinator, CTC, the national cycling charity, Guildford, Surrey GU2
It’s disappointing to see the regressive thinking behind such a simplistic view of drivers vs cyclists, outlined in Keith Peat’s letter... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
An EU-wide road pricing scheme could only be implemented with the support of every member state, the UK Government believes. New EU transport... 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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Regular news
Transport policy in England is too heavily shaped by people who don’t drive cars, according to shadow transport secretary Michael... continue
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Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
The first application of driverless cars could be as replacements for taxis in towns and cities, a former Labour transport minister has... continue
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