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
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13 Feb 2020Parking Review News
JustPark takes over in Northern Ireland

JustPark takes over in Northern Ireland

Northern Ireland’s Department for Infrastructure (DfI) has changed its cashless parking provider for on-street and off-street parking from Parkmobile... continue

10 Feb 2020Parking Review News
UFODRIVE teams up with Q-Park

UFODRIVE teams up with Q-Park

UFODRIVE, an app-based electric car hire service, has launched operations in London from two car parks –... continue

10 Feb 2020Parking Review News
Irvin retires from Living Streets

Irvin retires from Living Streets

Joe Irvin OBE will be retiring from his post as chief executive of the walking charity Living Streets at the end of March. Since... continue

10 Feb 2020Parking Review News
Shopping for answers on retail parking

Shopping for answers on retail parking

Shopping is becoming a consumer experience, which means car parks provide customers with the vital first and last impression of a shopping centre. This... continue

10 Feb 2020Parking Review Features

POPLA sees 33% growth in appeals against PCNs issued in private land

Around 40% of all appeals submitted to the Parking on Private Land Appeals (POPLA) service result in the parking charge notice being cancelled. POPLA is the appeals service set up to hear challenges against PCNs issued by private parking operators belonging to the British Parking Association... continue

10 Feb 2020Parking Review Features
A road map to tomorrow

A road map to tomorrow

Paul Moorby OBE

The future is arriving fast. During 2019 we saw local councils... continue

10 Feb 2020Parking Review Opinion

Northern Ireland acts on e-bikes

Northern Ireland’s infrastructure minister Nichola Mallon has confirmed she will bring forward legislation to encourage the use of electric bikes. “While it is currently legal to ride electric bikes here, this new legislation is required to simplify the requirements around registration,... continue

7 Feb 2020Local Transport Today News

Rampant car use is the real threat to personal freedom

Chris Todd, Director Transport Action Network Brighton

I was surprised that you felt it worthy to quote Donald Trump claiming the climate agenda is “socialist”, whatever that means (“Climate agenda ‘socialist’” LTT 24 Jan). It would have sat better under the title of ‘Fake News’, rather than... continue

7 Feb 2020Local Transport Today Comment

E-scooters and air travel: one unnecessary, the other vital

Roger Davies, Kendal LA9

Thank you to Wayne Moore and David Hicks (Letters LTT 10 & 24 Jan) for their reactions to my comments on e-scooters and much else (Letters LTT 20 Dec 19). The environment is a worldwide and complex issue and there is a fundamental need for discussion.  Wayne asks if I have done any surveys... continue

7 Feb 2020Local Transport Today Comment

Petrol and diesel car sale ban brought forward

The ban on the sale of new petrol and diesel in the UK will be brought forward from 2040 to 2035 at the latest, the government has announced. Hybrid vehicles are also now being included in the proposals, which were originally announced in July 2017. Once the ban comes into effect, people will only... continue

6 Feb 2020Parking Review News
Steer sets ball rolling on new rail tunnel under the Irish Sea

Steer sets ball rolling on new rail tunnel under the Irish Sea

Andrew Forster

The consultant who was instrumental in putting HS2 on the... continue

24 Jan 2020Local Transport Today News

‘Regauge Ireland’s rail network’

Connecting Northern Ireland’s railways up to a tunnel to Scotland presents extra challenges because Ireland’s railways are laid to a different track gauge to those in Britain – 5ft 3in versus 4ft 81⁄2in.  “There are gauge-changing systems available for through... continue

24 Jan 2020Local Transport Today News
Blue Badge reforms expand use of permits

Blue Badge reforms expand use of permits

Thousands of people with Parkinson’s, dementia, epilepsy and other ‘hidden disabilities’ have gained access to the benefits from Blue Badges... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News

40% of private land appeals in NI are successful

The Parking on Private Land Appeals (POPLA) has heard 190 appeals from Northern Ireland motorists since last May. Of these, 40% were won by drivers. POPLA is run by Ombudsman Services under contract to the British Parking Association to hear appeals against parking notices by companies belonging to... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News

BPA’s revised code of practice clarifies keying-in errors

The British Parking Association (BPA) has revised its code of practice for parking on private land. The updated code applies to companies that belong to the association’s Approved Operator Scheme (AOS). New clauses include further guidance on grace periods and self-ticketing as well as... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review News
How the car made the modern world... and where is it driving next?

How the car made the modern world... and where is it driving next?

The car was the driving force that accelerated the pace of life in the 20th century. This is the central idea of a new exhibition being staged at the V&A in London. The retrospective brings together a selection of cars that have never been on display in the... continue

16 Jan 2020Parking Review Features
Let’s focus on the parking needs of disabled drivers

Let’s focus on the parking needs of disabled drivers

Graham Footer

The Blue Badge scheme was introduced in 1971 as the... continue

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16 Jan 2020Parking Review Opinion
The Blue Badge needs protection

The Blue Badge needs protection

Heidi Turner

Enforcement of the Blue Badge scheme is moving in the right direction, but it is... continue

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16 Jan 2020Parking Review Opinion
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