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Local Transport Today
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Transport Scotland has awarded funding to two bus operators to help towards the cost of purchasing low carbon buses. The fourth round of the Scottish... continue
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Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London NW1
The phrase “predict and provide” first appeared in my book Towns Against Traffic, published in 1972. I used it to draw attention to... continue
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Regular news
Lee Baker
The DfT today makes available the data it will use to decide how local authorities will be rewarded or... continue
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Gas-powered heavy goods vehicles could cut road transport emissions but major barriers must still be overcome for the technology to flourish,... continue
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Labour leader Ed Miliband and Liberal Democrat leader Nick Clegg have drawn a direct link between the recent storms and man-made carbon dioxide... continue
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Andrew Forster
The Highways Agency is consulting on plans to impose a 60mph speed limit on a three-mile section of the M3 in Surrey because of air pollution... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The European Commission has proposed a binding target to cut EU greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030, relative to 1990 levels. The Commission says... continue
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News
Capita has won back the contract to manage the central London congestion charge.  The company has secured a five-year contract from Transport... continue
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Regular news
Pressure to cut particulate matter (PM) in urban areas grew this week as an international team of researchers claimed to have found a link between... continue
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All new taxis in London will have to be zero emission capable from 2018, London mayor Boris Johnson has announced.  The mayor said he wanted the... continue
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Andrew Forster
Councillors in Brighton have approved a bus-based Low Emission Zone in the city centre.  From 1 January 2015 buses entering the LEZ should be of... continue
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The European Commission is pinning its hopes on a major reduction of emissions from new diesel cars as a way of ensuring member states achieve limit... continue
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Letters to the editor
Chas Ball, Chief executive, Car Plus Trust, Leeds LS11
Peter Headicar makes an excellent case for reducing commuting by car through workplace travel plans (LTT 19 Dec 13). This is an issue we would like... continue
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Regular news
Andrew Forster
Government grants to encourage the take-up of electric cars may be necessary until at least to 2030 to ensure the UK meets its Climate Change Act... continue
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Letters to the editor
David Hutchinson, Lewes, East Sussex BN7
Duncan Laxen and Stephen Moorcroft refer to our failure to achieve reductions in nitrogen dioxide concentrations and relate this to the growth in the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Financial Times has called on the Government to amend the Climate Change Act, saying the requirement to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 80% by... continue
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Viewpoint
Duncan Laxen & Stephen Moorcroft, Air Quality Consultants Ltd
The recognition of transport as a major source of air pollution grew steadily during the 1970s and 80s but the real changes started around 20 years... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Andrew Forster
The United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change last week published its new assessment of man’s influence on the... continue
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The Government’s ultra-low emissions strategy is failing to connect with consumers, the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association has... continue
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The Government is to seek views on how more than  £500m can best be used to support the market for Ultra  Low Emission Vehicles... continue
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