Talks try to resolve Translink’s worsening financial woes

Talks try to resolve Translink’s worsening financial woes

Rhodri Clark

Northern Ireland bus and rail operator Translink has eaten into its financial reserves and may encounter acute financial difficulties this year, the Department for... continue

2 Aug 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing
19 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News
16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Major fall in Belfast bike hire vandalism

Overnight closure of docking stations in problem areas is one of the methods that have dramatically reduced vandalism to Belfast’s hire bikes, the city council said this week. Damage to hire bikes has been a problem in several UK cities. Last year Mobike cited unsustainable losses from theft... continue

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16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Newspaper’s clean air campaign is fuelling hysteria

Paul Withrington, Director, Transport-Watch, Northampton, NN2

The Times has been running a vast campaign demanding a right to “clean air”, whatever that is. The campaign is lazy, misplaced scaremongering, which will inspire polices that damage the nation as a whole. The campaign is focused largely on road traffic and particularly the diesel. The... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today Comment
Bike and scooter hire schemes lauded as the way forward for European cities

Bike and scooter hire schemes lauded as the way forward for European cities

Rik Thomas

On 8th August Bikebiz, a magazine aimed at the cycling retail industry,... continue

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16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today Media Monitor
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16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

Cassells is TAG’s new president

Andrew Cassells is the new president of the Local Government Technical Advisers Group, succeeding John Lamb. Cassells is director of environment & property at Mid Ulster Council in Northern Ireland.... continue

16 Aug 2019Local Transport Today People
Let's be positive about careers in parking, says new BPA president John McArdle

Let's be positive about careers in parking, says new BPA president John McArdle

John McArdle was inaugurated as president of the British Parking Association (BPA) at a reception that took place at the House of Commons Terrace overlooking the River Thames on 16 July. After taking over from outgoing BPA president Zulfi Ali, McArdle outlined his intention to encourage and improve diversity and... continue

10 Aug 2019Parking Review Features
BPA publishes Traffic Regulation Orders guide

BPA publishes Traffic Regulation Orders guide

Self-driving cars, parking apps and ride-share services are poised to dramatically change how people use the road and transport network for work, shopping and leisure. Autonomous... continue

10 Aug 2019Parking Review Features
A prescription for better hospital parking

A prescription for better hospital parking

Simon Jarvis

Hospital parking is an incredibly sensitive issue, and one that receives considerable negative press, particularly when... continue

10 Aug 2019Parking Review Opinion
Hospital parking: A transport consultant’s diagnosis

Hospital parking: A transport consultant’s diagnosis

Ian Bewick

The topic of parking at hospitals is never far from... continue

10 Aug 2019Parking Review Opinion
Drivers like in-car parking technology, Aviva survey finds

Drivers like in-car parking technology, Aviva survey finds

Making parking easier is the main reason that most drivers use vehicle technology, reveals a survey conducted by insurance company Aviva. The Car Drivers survey also gauged people’s opinions on the use of dash-cams, mobile... continue

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10 Aug 2019Parking Review Opinion
Is the energy transition moving fast enough? The jury is out...

Is the energy transition moving fast enough? The jury is out...

Juliana O'Rourke

Is the energy transition moving fast enough to meet climate... continue

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7 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News
Sport England and Royal College of GPs launch Active Practice Charter

Sport England and Royal College of GPs launch Active Practice Charter

Sport England and Royal College of GPs (RCGP) launch Active Practice Charter. The aim is to 'inspire and celebrate GP practices that are taking steps to increase activity in their patients and staff'. With one in four people saying they would be more active if it... continue

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7 Aug 2019Local Transport Today News

IPM to manage High Streets Task Force

The Institute of Place Management (IPM) at Manchester Metropolitan University has been awarded the contract to host the government’s High Streets Task Force.  The £8.6m contract will enable the task force to operate for five years and deliver support to local authorities, place... continue

5 Aug 2019Parking Review News
RingGo adds electric vehicle charging locations to app

RingGo adds electric vehicle charging locations to app

The latest updates to RingGo’s app will allow iPhone and Android users to search for electric vehicle (EV) charging points in a driver’s vicinity.  The new features allow drivers to view a map of... continue

5 Aug 2019Parking Review News
Electric cars could form battery hubs to store renewable energy, predicts National Grid

Electric cars could form battery hubs to store renewable energy, predicts National Grid

Electric vehicles could help decarbonise both transport and electricity supply for Great Britain, but the market needs to align vehicle charging behaviour in order to complement renewable generation and meet system needs. This is a key message in the latest Future Energy Scenario report produced by National Grid. A national fleet of 35 million... continue

5 Aug 2019Parking Review News

All new rapid chargepoints should offer card payment by 2020

The government wants to see all newly installed rapid and higher powered chargepoints provide debit or credit card payment by spring 2020. In the year since the launch of the Road to Zero Strategy, the government has signalled that it expects industry to develop a roaming solution across the... continue

1 Aug 2019Parking Review News
CRA launches new Emerging Talent Award

CRA launches new Emerging Talent Award

The Concrete Repair Association (CRA) has launched a new Emerging Talent Award to recognise the achievements of new entrants to the... continue

1 Aug 2019Parking Review News
Videalert launches air quality sensors

Videalert launches air quality sensors

Videalert has launched a range of air quality monitoring devices that feature integrated gas and particulate matter sensors. The sensors can be... continue

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