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EV take-up poses dilemmas on tax and policy

The biggest impact of the Government’s Net Zero Strategy will be from the loss of tax revenues from fossil fuels, particularly as drivers adopt electric vehicles, the Treasury has said.

  • New Local Transport Plan guidance scheduled for 2022

    New government guidance on local transport plans is currently being drafted, which could place a burden on councils to decarbonise or risk losing funding, Transport Network can reveal.

  • Cabinet backs 20mph/20min vision for Oxfordshire

    Councillors in Oxfordshire have backed plans for widespread 20mph limits as part of an ‘ambitious and innovative’ new transport plan that aims to create a ‘healthier, better digitally connected, more active’ county.

  • Making streets safer for women and girls

    A local government boss chosen by the Government to help tackle violence against women and girls on transport has given a briefing to ADEPT members on her work.

  • Exclusive: Govt altered smart motorway evaluations while MPs waited

    Roads minister Baroness Vere delayed handing crucial reports on smart motorway schemes to MPs while her officials discussed with National Highways how to ‘pitch’ the findings, securing multiple changes to the documents, Transport Network can reveal.


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    Emily Yates of the Association of British Commuters asks whether so-called flexible season tickets are a price trap, designed to upsell rail passengers back to season tickets.

  • Following the launch of the Williams-Shapps plan, Hugo Jamson, creative director at NewTerritory, argues that rail needs rethinking end-to-end if it is to continue as a viable and valued part of our transport infrastructure.