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
What does a cyclist look like?

What does a cyclist look like?

After officially launching its ‘This Is What A Cyclist Looks Like’ campaign at Landor LINKS’ Cycle... continue

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19 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Could new car parks burn too quickly?

Could new car parks burn too quickly?

Car parks are being built that do not provide even the minimum of 15 minutes fire resistance, according to a report published by Confidential... continue

12 Nov 2019Parking Review Features

EEH launches young professionals competition

England’s Economic Heartland has launched Vision 2050, a competition for students, graduates, apprentices, young professionals and people new to the transport sector.  Entries (no longer than 500 words) should explain how the transport system should change to realise the EEH’s... continue

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12 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Plans for car-free Portsmouth development called 'such an interesting idea' by developers

Plans for car-free Portsmouth development called 'such an interesting idea' by developers

Development plans for Tipner West in Portsmouth have progressed ‘further than ever before’, and Portsmouth City Council hosted an event in September to engage industry experts and inform them of the ‘tremendous development opportunities and plans for the site, with a first spade in the ground scheduled for summer 2023’. The high... continue

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11 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Are SUVs more dangerous to pedestrians than other cars?

Are SUVs more dangerous to pedestrians than other cars?

Earlier this year it was reported in the US that the 'nation’s SUV boom is becoming increasingly deadly' after it was revealed that pedestrian deaths hit a 28-year high in 2018. UK journalist Carlton Reid took up... continue

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11 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Liverpool City Region's cycling & walking commissioner: 600km network planned

Liverpool City Region's cycling & walking commissioner: 600km network planned

Cyclist and actor Simon O'Brien has extended his role as Liverpool’s cycling and walking commissioner to cover the entire Liverpool City Region, working across all six boroughs to help make the Metro Mayor’s vision for a revolution in active travel a reality. Simon will be speaking at Cycling... continue

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11 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
New funding for parks and green spaces

New funding for parks and green spaces

Community groups can now bid for new parks or reimagined spaces that will be used for everything from children’s play areas to vegetable patches... continue

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11 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News
Rural zones: car-free, or test-beds for driverless vehicle technology?

Rural zones: car-free, or test-beds for driverless vehicle technology?

The Lake District national park authority has confirmed it will explore car-free zones as part of its traffic management plans in the national park in tandem with the National Trust. Thomas Burditt, National Trust general manager for the North Lakes, told the Times: 'We... continue

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11 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

BP invests in MaaS

BP Ventures has made a €10m investment in Finnish mobility as a service pioneer, MaaS Global.  Roy Williamson, BP’s vice president for advanced mobility said: “The MaaS Global team is at the forefront of a tech-enabled mobility evolution – from having to own a vehicle to... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

Urgent rail decarbonisation proposed

“Decarbonising Britain’s railways demands urgent action,” two academics from Manchester Metropolitan University, Marcus Mayers and David Bamford, suggested in The Conversation, an online forum, on 1 November. “The race is on to reach net-zero carbon emissions within the next... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today Media Monitor
Is zero carbon flying possible?

Is zero carbon flying possible?

Entrepreneur Richard Branson used an interview published in The Guardian on 26 October to claim that: “Aviation can... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today Media Monitor

Steer eyes climate

Consultant Steer is expanding into the climate change sector, saying it has “clear and connected interfaces with transport”.... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Noakes quits Liverpool for Belfast

James Noakes has joined Belfast City Council as city innovation broker, responsible for environmental, energy and transport projects in its ‘smart city’ programme and elements of the Belfast Region city deal. He resigned as Liverpool City Council’s cabinet member for city services... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today People

Letten is Steer’s rail market leader

Karen Letten has joined consultant Steer as its European rail market leader, covering the UK and mainland Europe. Letten joined the DfT in 2013 as project director for rail franchising. Last year she moved to Belgian state rail operator SNCB, as corporate strategy director.... continue

8 Nov 2019Local Transport Today People
Ambitious plan to boost active travel and bus use in Leeds

Ambitious plan to boost active travel and bus use in Leeds

On 28 October Leeds City Council unveiled its new transport scheme, which is set to revolutionise mobility in the heart of the city. That same evening, the Yorkshire Evening Post claimed that: “No other city in the UK has had... continue

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7 Nov 2019Local Transport Today News

APCOA acquires NCPS in Ireland

APCOA Parking has acquired Ireland’s Nationwide Controlled Parking Services (NCPS).  NCPS manages over 1,100 car parks with a total number of over 100,000 parking spaces. The combined operation resulting from the acquisition sees APCOA’s business in the Republic of Ireland and... continue

6 Nov 2019Parking Review News

PARK NOW acquires data specialist Parkling

Parking solutions provider PARK NOW has acquired Berlin-based data company Parkling. Parkling provides predictions of free on-street parking spots. The company attaches scanners on fleets and taxicabs to analyse the parking situation in real-time. In addition, Parkling generates high quality static... continue

6 Nov 2019Parking Review News
Silcock joins WSP Traffic Support

Silcock joins WSP Traffic Support

Sharon Silcock has joined the WSP Traffic Support team as its new sales manager. She has worked in sales management for over 15... continue

6 Nov 2019Parking Review News

KERB app teams up with on-car advertising platform

KERB, a parking app, has partnered with Adverttu, an on-car advertising platform.  Launched in Australia and now operating internationally, KERB allows homeowners to rent their private spaces to anyone looking to park their car, bike, boat or helicopter, and to find city drivers off-street... continue

6 Nov 2019Parking Review News

Drivers are shunning the high street, says survey

British people are shopping less on their local high street compared to just a year ago with expensive parking among the factors being blamed, according to research by online parking portal YourParkingSpace.co.uk. Four-in-ten people said they now shop less on their local high street compared to a... continue

6 Nov 2019Parking Review News

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