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Local Transport Today
Media monitor
The sudden surge in media interest in speed limits that began in February continued into March, partly due to transport secretary Philip... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Rik Thomas
The first successful on-road tests of the concept of ‘platooning’, where a convoy of vehicles has a professional driver in a lead vehicle... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Stephen Plowden, London
Philip Hammond says “we need to be rigorous when setting speed limits – there’s got to be a framework and that has to be a proper... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT is inviting local authority feedback on a new software tool to calculate the carbon dioxide emissions associated with transport measures. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Stephen Joseph readily admits that the CBT is still sitting on the fence when it comes to the Government’s plans for a  high-speed rail... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
The DfT is to release a draft appraisal tool to help local authorities assess the carbon dioxide emission impacts of their transport policies. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The High Court has rejected a challenge brought by environmental campaigners and local residents against the London Borough of Newham’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government should cut the cost of ultra-low carbon cars and increase the cost of ‘gas guzzlers’, according to a new report by the RAC... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
Many parts of London continue to breach EU air quality standards that were supposed to be achieved by 2010. EU limit values stipulate that, from 1... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Scottish Government has awarded £4.4m of grant to part-fund 50 low carbon buses. Six operators will receive a share of the Scottish Green... continue
Local Transport Today
Feature
“Social networking is like being married: Facebook wants to know what’s on my mind, Twitter wants to know what’s happening and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Scottish Government has outlined options for cutting CO2 emissions from transport. The report on meeting the   target of a 42% cut in... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
David Quarmby, RAC Foundation
The good residents of places such as Burgess Hill and Cuckfield in Sussex are all too used to watching veteran cars chugging past their front doors... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT this week published a timetable for developing its key policy priorities including high-speed rail, increasing local authority freedoms and... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport minister Norman Baker this week announced how £15m will be allocated to fund 170 new low carbon buses across England. Transport for... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government is in the grip of ‘groupthink’ on climate change, with an unquestioning acceptance of the ‘dangerous climate... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT will have to set out a plan for cutting carbon dioxide emissions as part of a new Government-wide carbon strategy. Chris Huhne, secretary of... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
On 3 September Kit Malthouse, one of London mayor Boris Johnson’s deputies, used a column in The Times to suggest that hydrogen-fuelled cars... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Rail Investment is an extraordinarily expensive way of cutting carbon dioxide emissions, according to the Scottish Government. Its paper on options... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Scottish Government this week played down the likelihood of introducing lower speed limits, workplace parking levies and eco-driving lessons to... continue
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