Government ‘ducking its responsibilities’ on clean air, says Andy Burnham

Government ‘ducking its responsibilities’ on clean air, says Andy Burnham

Air Quality News has reported that The Mayor of Greater Manchester, Andy Burnham has said the Government is ‘ducking its responsibilities’ on clean air and has urged them to release funding for the region’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ). Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s (GMCA) plan includes the largest proposed CAZ in the UK which would span…

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Government consults on E10 fuel to tackle emissions

Government consults on E10 fuel to tackle emissions

BBC News has reported that the Government is set to consult on the introduction a new form of “cleaner” petrol aimed at drastically cutting carbon dioxide emissions. Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps said the Government was consulting on plans for the E10 fuel – a lower carbon fuel using 10% ethanol – to…

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National Express commits to zero-emission coach and bus fleets

National Express commits to zero-emission coach and bus fleets

Route One has reported that the National Express Group has set out its plans to progress both its coach and bus fleets in the UK to zero-emission by 2035. The group has confirmed that it will not buy another diesel bus, including Hybridge buses. It hopes that its bus fleets in Dundee and the West…

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Profits could be shared with TfGM under new £142m partnership proposals

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Coach and Bus Week Magazine has reported that new proposals are being developed between Transport for Greater Manchester and Stagecoach that have the potential to make up to £25 million in potential taxpayer savings. Both organisations are also proposing to use a single bus brand throughout one integrated bus network. In addition, a total of…

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High speed rail network tabled as alternative to Heathrow expansion

High speed rail network tabled as alternative to Heathrow expansion

New Civil Engineer has reported that the Director of Expedition Engineering, Alistair Lenczner has suggested that a high speed rail network properly linked in to airports would allow the UK to operate more international flights without the need for major airport expansions. He has argued that by creating a high speed rail network for airports,…

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Work begins on Glasgow active travel programme

Work begins on Glasgow active travel programme

Intelligent Transport has reported that work has commenced on a new £8 million walking and cycling project in Glasgow – through a collaboration between Sustrans and Glasgow City Council. The initiative will be made up of strategic protected cycle routes between the city centre and the West End. Scottish Government Cabinet Secretary for Transport, Infrastructure…

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TfL roll out new 20mph speed limit

TfL roll out new 20mph speed limit

Transport for London has introduced a new speed limit of 20mph within the central London Congestion Charging Zone. The second phase of speed limit reviews will look at a further 140 kilometres of road network in inner and outer London, including on the inner ring road, high-risk roads and roads in town centres. TfL have published…

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Arriva goes under government control

Arriva goes under government control

BBC News has reported that Secretary of State for Transport, Grant Shapps announced in January that the Arriva-owned company would come under Government ownership from March 1, with overcrowding a “priority focus for improvement”. It will be run by the Government’s Operator of Last Resort (OLR) with the aim of providing a service which passengers…

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Heathrow third runway ruled illegal over climate change

Heathrow third runway ruled illegal over climate change

The Guardian has reported that plans for a third runway at Heathrow airport have been ruled illegal by the Court of Appeal. The ruling stated that ministers did not adequately take into account the Government’s climate change commitments. The Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, could use the ruling to abandon the project, or the government could…

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