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Local Transport Today
In brief
Lorries not fitted with safety equipment to protect cyclists and pedestrians will be banned in London from 1 September under the safer lorry scheme... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport Scotland is preparing a Scottish rail freight strategy. A draft is expected to be released for consultation this summer.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Southampton City Council’s freight consolidation centre is to target the Isle of Wight next month, in an attempt to recruit its first... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Lee Baker
The Mayor of London and London Councils have approved a ban on any lorry not fitted with safety equipment to protect cyclists and pedestrians. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Unsupportive councils, flawed grant regimes, and inadequate infrastructure are among the barriers to moving more freight in Scotland by rail, a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The introduction of average speed cameras and a pilot 50mph speed limit for lorries (up from 40mph) on the A9 between Dunblane and Inverness has... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
Andrew Forster
The UK’s most ambitious programme of road space reallocation away from general traffic in a generation was granted approval this week, as... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
The Freight Transport Association (FTA) has voiced alarm at the Scottish Government’s plans to fast-track the implementation of low emission... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London has appointed a partnership to manage the Freight Operation Recognition Scheme (FORS) accreditation scheme, which promotes good... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Dave Holladay, Glasgow
Measures such as low emission zones provide a great stimulus to review the efficiency (and reduce the cost) of city logistics for passenger and... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Nominations are being sought for the eighth FTA Everywoman in Transport & Logistics Awards programme, which aims to showcase the achievements of... continue
Local Transport Today
News extra
Andrew Forster
It’s been a long time coming but finally, just before Christmas, the DfT published its National Policy Statement (NPS) on national networks,... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has significantly increased the grant value for shifting freight off local roads and on to rail or water.  The revised mode shift... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
David Phillips has been appointed managing director of First Aberdeen, replacing Duncan Cameron who is joining road haulier ABB Craib as performance... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
David Wells will take over as chief executive officer of the Freight Transport Association on 1 May from Theo de Pencier, who is retiring after eight... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
HITRANS, the Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership, has failed to secure funding from the Scottish Government’s strategic timber... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The European Parliament and member states have reached agreement on allowing more streamlined, safer and fuel-efficient lorries, but not until about... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The speed limit for lorries on dual carriageways in England and Wales will be raised from 50 to 60mph from the 6 April 2015, the DfT has confirmed.... continue
Local Transport Today
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Fife Council is to commission a study of re-opening the disused railway to Methil and Leven for passengers and potentially freight. The re-opening is... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Philippa Edmunds, Freight on Rail manager, Campaign for Better Transport, London N1
The rail freight industry recognises Transport for London’s aspirations to increase passenger services on the North London Line... continue
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