14 Jun 2018Parking Review News

TfN’s plan won’t help urban areas – council

Transport for the North (TfN) must not try to redirect funding from urban to inter-urban transport improvements, a council has said.  Responding to TfN’s draft strategic transport plan, Gateshead Council in Tyne and Wear says the document’s emphasis on improving inter-city links... continue

11 May 2018Local Transport Today News

Carlisle-London air service

Regular passenger flights will commence in June between Carlisle Lake District Airport and  London Southend, Belfast and Dublin. The airport, located six miles east of Carlisle, is owned by Stobart Group. Flights will be provided by Scottish operator Loganair.... continue

27 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Clean air concessions

With the passing of local elections next Thursday, we’ll likely start to hear more again about how councils are planning to meet their legal obligations on nitrogen dioxide concentrations. The authorities identified by the Government last summer as needing to prepare action plans had until... continue

27 Apr 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Northern Ireland dualling awarded

Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructurehas awarded the contract to dual a 16-mile section of the A6 Londonderry-Belfast road between Drumahoe and Dungiven to Sacyr, Wills Bros and Somague. The £220m project is expected to take four years to complete.  ... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

APCOA wins Irish rail parking contract

Iarnród Éireann Irish Rail has appointed APCOA Parking Ireland to operate 67 paid car parks, including Rosslare Europort. The contract is for three years with a possible extension of a further two years. It covers car park management, pay & display machines, roll-out of the APCOA... continue

13 Apr 2018Parking Review News
ParkCloud boosts ancillary services offer at Belfast International Airport

ParkCloud boosts ancillary services offer at Belfast International Airport

Mark Moran

Online parking reservation provider ParkCloud has strengthened its... continue

30 Mar 2018Parking Review News
British Parking Awards 2018 winners revealed

British Parking Awards 2018 winners revealed

Mark Moran

Youth and experience were both honoured at the British Parking Awards 2018, which were held in London on Friday 9 March. The awards... continue

12 Mar 2018Parking Review News

Over 150k PCNs issued in Northern Ireland

Over 150,000 parking fines were issued in Northern Ireland last year, according to figures from the Department for Infrastructure (DfI). More than 94,000 penalty charge notices (PCNs) were issued in 2017 for on-street parking offences. A further 57,000 PCNs were issued for off-street and bus lane... continue

3 Mar 2018Parking Review News

Northern Ireland council writes of £180k parking debt

Patrick McDonnell

Derry City and Strabane District Council has agreed to write off nearly £180,000 in unpaid parking fines, because it has exhausted all avenues for retrieving the bad debts.  The Northern Ireland council’s business and culture committee approved the move. A spokesman explained that... continue

3 Mar 2018Parking Review News

Bus market troubles hit Wrightbus

Northern Ireland bus manufacturer Wrightbus has begun consultation on reducing its workforce by 95 amid challenging market conditions. Chairman of Wrights Group, Mark Nodder OBE, said: “Wrightbus, along with the rest of the industry, is facing some very difficult conditions in its domestic... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Grayling hints at rail fare rise rethink

Transport secretary Chris Grayling suggested this week that the Retail Prices Index may not be used to calculate annual increases in rail fares in future, as protests against this year’s increases were staged at railway stations. Regulated fares in most of England and Wales increased by 3.6%... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Northern Ireland parking reforms could raise £5m a year

The extension of street parking controls across Northern Ireland could raise up to £5m a year, a briefing document produced for the Northern Ireland Assembly suggests.  Introducing parking charges at all hospital and social care sites and a new policy for civil servants are also... continue

3 Jan 2018Parking Review News
British Parking Awards entry deadline extended to 8 January 2018

British Parking Awards entry deadline extended to 8 January 2018

The winners of the British Parking Awards 2018 will be revealed at a gala ceremony held in London during March by the comedian Lucy Porter. The competition is free to enter and, as is now traditional, the deadline for submissions has been extended to... continue

12 Dec 2017Parking Review News

Adonis ‘intrigued’ by a tunnel to Ireland

Lord Adonis, chairman of the Government’s National Infrastructure Commission, has voiced interest in the idea of a tunnel between Britain and Ireland. “I’m intrigued – no more at this stage – by a tunnel from Ireland to Wales/Scotland,” said the former Labour... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News

Road funding experts warn ‘doing nothing’ is not an option

Mark Moran

A group of European specialists in road user charging are warning that shortfalls in fuel tax caused by a move to emissions-free vehicles means current ways of funding the road network are not sustainable. They have called for new thinking to improve mobility options and improve productivity. At a... continue

28 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

NI e-bike reforms in limbo

The Northern Ireland Local Government Association (NILGA) is urging politicians to repeal a legal anomaly that requires all users of e-bikes to hold a licence, register their machines and wear crash helmets. Northern Ireland treats pedal bikes featuring electric motors for assistance in the same... continue

24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Treadwell joins Papercast

Mark Treadwell is new operations manager UK & Ireland at  Papercast, which develops bus stop passenger information using solar powered wireless e-paper displays.... continue

27 Oct 2017Local Transport Today People
Why it makes sense to map out the future of EV charging

Why it makes sense to map out the future of EV charging

Deniz Huseyin
29 Sep 2017Local Transport Today Features
Siemens wins Northern Ireland traffic management maintenance contract

Siemens wins Northern Ireland traffic management maintenance contract

Patrick McDonnell

Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure (DfI) has... continue

18 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Siemens maintains NI traffic equipment

Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure has awarded Siemens a four-year contract to maintain traffic management equipment, including traffic signals, vehicle activated signs, and ANPR cameras.  ... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

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