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Local Transport Today
Regular news
The West Midlands conurbation authorities say the DfT has approved the region’s plans for two studies in the Delivering a sustainable transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
Derek Halden, DHC, Edinburgh
Reading the contributions on ‘Smarter Choices’ in the last issue (‘Smarter Choices – what’s the evidence?’ &... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
From a politician in the twilight of his career to one just about to get going: Jacqui Wilkinson (pictured), the DfT’s former head of... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Jillian Anable, Sally Cairns, Phil Goodwin, Alistair Kirkbride, Carey Newson, Alison Pridmore, Lynn Sloman
‘Smarter choices’ is a broad collection of different initiatives aimed at enabling people to choose improved standards of accessibility... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Local authorities in the Leeds city-region have submitted a funding bid to ministers for four new eco-settlements that will promote alternatives to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government is being urged to abolish vehicle excise duty on car club cars and exempt car club vehicles from congestion charging. Bristol City... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
York City Council is calling for buses to be re-regulated as one of its proposed new powers under the Sustainable Communities Act.  ... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
One in five households in Greater Manchester could be offered personal travel planning advice if the conurbation’s sustainable travel city bid... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
‘Green access audits’ should be conducted for visitor attractions to ensure they are accessible by alternatives to the car, according to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Grants up to a maximum of £10,000 are being offered to help organisations across Cardiff fund measures which support sustainable travel. The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Greater Manchester Integrated Transport Authority is spearheading a £29m bid to become the country’s first ‘sustainable travel... continue
Local Transport Today
Letters to the editor
James Ryle, Director of projects and innovation, Sustrans, Bristol BS1
Those of us working on ‘smarter choices’ are accustomed to dealing with uncertainty. So mixed messages from the DfT about the value of... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Local authorities in Tyne and Wear plan to employ local people rather than consultants to deliver many of the sustainable travel city measures if the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Jonathon Porritt, the outgoing chair of the Government’s Sustainable Development Commission, has delivered a stinging attack on the DfT’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The timetable for DaSTS studies led by the English regions is as follows: By spring 2010, the first two stages should be complete: i) reviewing the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
England’s regions must give more priority to cutting CO2 emissions when setting transport investment priorities, the DfT has said. The message... continue
Local Transport Today
Main editorial comment
Andrew Forster
As the feature on pages 10-11 of this issue indicates, everyone involved in the development of Delivering a Sustainable Transport System, at the... continue
Local Transport Today
Sub story to regular feature
East            Regional resilience and strategy development; Transport options for the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular feature
Rik Thomas
In March the eight English regions were given three months by the DfT to put together a list of studies that they thought would be of use to help... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government must do more to promote workplace travel plans across departments according to its own green advisory body. The Sustainable... continue
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