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11 May 2012

Innovation thriving in European bike lanes

In Europe cycle lanes have turned out to be more than just a facility for commuters and tourists. They are also fast becoming a lane for a new range of cycle-based businesses and services. Cycle logis... Read more

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10 May 2012

MegaRegions and transport

The ability to work across political boundaries to achieve better transport integration within economically coherent regions is becoming an important source of trade competitiveness. That was the view... Read more

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10 May 2012

Tyre-maker Builds Hydrogen Future

French tyre manufacturer Michelin seems to be quietly building a platform for itself as a potential vehicle chassis manufacturer in a hydrogen powered future. At the International Transport Forum in ... Read more

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7 May 2012

Build it, and they will come

Build it, and they will come. Such has been the mantra of many infrastructure pundits – particularly in the private sector. “We built it. They didn’t come,” Irish Transport Minister Leo Varadkar told ... Read more

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3 May 2012

Freight and Cities

Cities are built to trade, but is the way we trade around the city making the best use of road space? This is one of the questions being considered at the International Transport Forum’s Annual summit... Read more

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20 April 2012

April 2012 petrol and diesel prices

Petrol and diesel price review: 20 April 2012 What’s happening with fuel prices? There’s been no change in pump prices for just over a month (since 14 March), but Brent oil prices have dropped about U... Read more

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15 March 2012

March 2012 petrol and diesel prices

Petrol and diesel price review: 15 March 2012 Fuel prices rose for the first time in a fortnight on 14 March, with petrol up 3 cents per litre and diesel up 2c. At $2.20/litre for 91 octane, petrol pr... Read more

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13 March 2012

Vehicle fuel efficiency

We are often asked by consumers what cars they should buy to help them be more fuel efficient. EECA have developed a fuel economy comparison tool that can compare most vehicles fuel economy ratings wi... Read more

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29 February 2012

February 2012 petrol and diesel prices

Petrol and diesel price review: 28 February 2012 Z increased its retail prices overnight on 28 February, and it appears the competitors are following suit. Petrol is up 4 cents per litre while diesel ... Read more

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1 February 2012

January 2012 petrol and diesel prices

Petrol and diesel price review: 31 January 2012 Diesel prices fell again on 31 January, down 3 cents per litre. This restores the diesel importer margin to the middle of the normal range. Petrol price... Read more

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