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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
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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
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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
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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
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Secondary stories
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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
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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
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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
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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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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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