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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
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government and local authorities should do more to encourage the establishment of urban consolidation centres to reduce the number of road... continue
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
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