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Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rhodri Clark
The growth in van traffic is a conspicuous trend on Britain’s roads. Since 1995 light goods vehicle (LGV) traffic has increased by 68%,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Freight Transport Association has voiced alarm at reports that the Prime Minister has asked transport secretary Patrick McLoughlin to investigate... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Scottish Parliament wants ministers to consider raising the speed limit for lorries to 50mph on more single carriageway roads.  In April the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government has raised £46.5m from foreign-registered vehicles in the first year of the HGV road user levy – more than twice the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cycle logistics is gaining traction as a means of delivering goods in urban areas across Europe. Rising fuel costs, concerns over air quality,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Researchers are exploring the feasibility of delivering goods to town centre shops using underground pipelines.  Northamptonshire firm Mole... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Mike Crowhurst, Leeds LS25
I confess that it is with trepidation that I dip into or scan your features and supplements on modelling, as our number-crunching brethren sometimes... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The London Borough of Camden is seeking expressions of interest from organisations to provide a freight consolidation and delivery service. Camden is... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Paul Salveson
A few of my fellow Yorkshire First candidates met up on Friday evening to review our election performance and have a nice pint of best (Yorkshire,... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Serbjeet Kohli, an associate with Steer Davies Gleave, shares his insight into the future of modelling; on the behavioural and psychological change... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
UKIP in its pitch to the nation pledges to oppose "big brother" charging and claims the European Union is requiring all cars to install the eCall... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A trial of longer lorry trailers has had no adverse impact on road safety, an interim review has concluded. The DfT authorised a ten-year trial in... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government has raised more than £44m from foreign lorries in the first year of its HGV levy scheme. Foreign truck operators have purchased... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The European Parliament has voted to allow new designs of lorry that are safer and more fuel efficient, though they will not be introduced until 2022... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport Scotland has launched an engagement exercise with key stakeholders to determine the country’s future transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Network Rail has conceded that passenger trains should share the relief lines east of Cardiff with freight, opening the door to additional stations... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A new rail-served distribution terminal near St Albans in Hertfordshire has moved a step closer to reality after the High Court last week refused an... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
Congestion on UK roads is the worst it has been for over ten years, a Freight Transport Association survey suggests. According to the FTA's quarterly... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Brian Dalton, Purley, Surrey CR8
Regarding the London Borough of Hounslow’s plans to convert the Brentford goods branch to passenger use (‘DLR-style connection for West... continue
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