Parking guru Shoup earns highest recognition from US planning academy

Parking guru Shoup earns highest recognition from US planning academy

Mark Moran

Donald Shoup, the renowned parking guru, has been recognised by one the USA’s leading planning academies. The California-based academic has been named Distinguished Educator by the Association of... continue

5 Nov 2017Parking Review Features
First public pilot between Lyft and  autonomous vehicle company goes live in US

First public pilot between Lyft and autonomous vehicle company goes live in US

Passengers in Boston’s Seaport district were able to experience self-driving rides on the Lyft network in nuTonomy vehicles from this week, announced nuTonomy. Earlier this year, nuTonomy and Lyft announced a partnership focused on bringing nuTonomy vehicles to the Lyft network in Boston. As the pilot... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News
Greater greater collaboration between scientists  and policy makers needed

Greater greater collaboration between scientists and policy makers needed

Sustrans’ research has been recognised by the United Nations as an example of best practice in using science to shape sustainable development policy. The new UN report, ‘Strengthening the Science-Policy Interface: A gap analysis’, highlights the need for greater... continue

6 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News

The future of integrated public-private mobility services through city partnerships

Three new mobility services can improve the movement of urban inhabitants, according to research conducted by the Coalition for Urban Transitions & McKinsey Center for Business and Environment, in an initiative to support decision makers in ensuring that city action is linked to broader... continue

6 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News

Walking into older age: review infrastrcuture needs, says new research

Particular attention should be paid to investigating the causes of gender differences in the impact of ageing on walking, reports a study by Tessa Pollard from Durham University, recently published in the BioMed Central Public Health journal. The study points to the need to design successful... continue

6 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News
New Urban Mobility Innovation Index shows that options relating to health, fairness and accessibility are 'diverse'

New Urban Mobility Innovation Index shows that options relating to health, fairness and accessibility are 'diverse'

Research undertaken for the recently published Urban Mobility Innovation Index suggests that whilst most cities do have an established strategy for urban mobility, these are frequently a statement of ambitions and guiding principles rather than a roadmap set out to address concrete local challenges, informed by comprehensive data. Coverage of mobility options relating to health, fairness and accessibility is ‘quite diverse among cities’,... continue

6 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News

Parkopedia to supply parking services to Toyota Entune and Lexus Enform app suites

Mark Moran

Parking service provider Parkopedia has been selected by Toyota and Lexus to provide an in-car parking service via the Toyota Entune and Lexus Enform App Suites. The in-car parking service, which will launch in early 2018, will feature information on over 20m off-street parking spaces across the... continue

28 Nov 2017Parking Review Products & Services

Boston adopts TfL’s contactless ticketing

Transport for London’s contactless ticketing system is to be used in Boston, Massachusetts. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority has awarded a design, build, operate and maintain ticketing contract to Cubic Transportation Systems/John Laing. TfL signed a licensing deal with Cubic... continue

24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Arup settles Oz toll road lawsuit

Consultant Arup has settled a lawsuit brought about following the collapse of a company set up to finance, build and operate a toll road in Brisbane, Australia. The Airport Link road company went into receivership in early 2013, seven months after the road opened. Traffic levels were reportedly... continue

24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing
Uber to buy 24,000 driverless cars from Volvo

Uber to buy 24,000 driverless cars from Volvo

Mark Moran

Uber is to buy thousands of self-driving vehicles from Volvo between 2019 and 2021. Last year, Uber commenced testing prototypes made... continue

21 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Mouchel Traffic Support rebranded following WSP acquisition

Mark Moran

Parking enforcement software supplier Mouchel Traffic Support has been re-branded as WSP Traffic Support. The new name is part the integration of Mouchel business units into the WSP Global group. Traffic Support has been working in the enforcement market for over 15 years. Its core service is the... continue

21 Nov 2017Parking Review News
20 Nov 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Dallas becomes US base for ADVAM

Mark Moran

ADVAM, an Australian provider of cashless payment services for the parking sector, has moved into the United States of America. The company has will be opening a regional headquarters in the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex area of Texas. ADVAM selected the Dallas Fort Worth Metroplex as a hub for its... continue

16 Nov 2017Parking Review Products & Services

PwC wins Chinese low carbon study

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office has appointed consultant PricewaterhouseCoopers to conduct a scoping study of low carbon road transport in China. It will shape an expected low carbon road transport ‘pillar’ in the Government’s five-year £1.3bn Prosperity Fund that aims... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
HERE teams up with Mitsubishi Electric to develop location services for self-driving cars

HERE teams up with Mitsubishi Electric to develop location services for self-driving cars

A European digital mapping specialist owned by German car companies is to work with a Japanese electronics company to develop location services for connected and autonomous vehicles (CAVs). HERE Technologies and Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (MELCO) aim to offer services to support cars with ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems) currently on the... continue

5 Nov 2017Parking Review News
PayByPhone appoints Dupois as president and CEO

PayByPhone appoints Dupois as president and CEO

Mark Moran

Mobile parking Mobile parking payments provider PayByPhone has appointed Francis Dupuis as president and chief executive officer. US-based... continue

30 Oct 2017Parking Review News
Parkopedia appoints Holt as head of autonomous driving

Parkopedia appoints Holt as head of autonomous driving

Mark Moran

Parking information provider Parkopedia has appointed... continue

30 Oct 2017Parking Review News
Hong Kong 'top city for sustainable mobility' as UK cities fall down rankings

Hong Kong 'top city for sustainable mobility' as UK cities fall down rankings

Lee Baker

The top city in the well-reported Arcadis Sustainable Cities Mobility Index... continue

30 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
Nissan reveals prototype of real-world AV trial vehicle

Nissan reveals prototype of real-world AV trial vehicle

Mark Moran

Nissan has demonstrated a prototype of its most... continue

28 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
Shared mobility services: all necessary car journeys with 96% fewer private vehicles, says study

Shared mobility services: all necessary car journeys with 96% fewer private vehicles, says study

Replacing private car traffic with new shared mobility services in urban areas can dramatically reduce the number of cars needed, significantly cut CO2 emissions and free public land for uses other than parking – without making it more difficult for users to get from door to door. This latest report from the International Transport Forum at the OECD, presented at Smarter... continue

24 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
Ford opens smart mobility innovation office in London

Ford opens smart mobility innovation office in London

Mark Moran

US carmaker Ford has launched an innovation office... continue

23 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

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