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Do more for cycling, Gilligan tells Cambridge, Oxford & MK

Do more for cycling, Gilligan tells Cambridge, Oxford & MK

Andrew Forster

Former London cycling commissioner Andrew Gilligan has... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Councils and mayor prepare new Heathrow legal challenge

Andrew Forster

Opponents of Heathrow Airport expansion are preparing a legal challenge to the Government’s airports National Policy Statement (NPS), which was approved last week by a huge majority in the House of Commons. MPs voted by 415 to 119 to approve the NPS, making the provision of a Heathrow third... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Climate targets ‘off track’

The UK is not on course to achieve its fourth (2023-2027) or fifth (2028-2032) carbon budgets and transport is a major source of the difficulty, according to the Committee on Climate Change. With the closure of many coal-fired power stations, the transport sector is now the UK’s largest... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Commission backs Crossrail to Ebbsfleet

Extending Crossrail from Abbey Wood to Ebbsfleet in Kent and building a multi-modal crossing of the Thames estuary are among the recommendations made by a Government commission on the future of the Thames Gateway. The Thames Estuary 2050 Growth Commission was set up in 2016 to examine the future... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News
Khan sets funding tests for Westminster’s Oxford St plan

Khan sets funding tests for Westminster’s Oxford St plan

Andrew Forster

Westminster City Council is to lead a new plan to... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

TFL app update improves customer access to journey history

Patrick McDonnell

Customers using contactless cards in the capital can now view their journey history while in transit after the latest update to the Transport for London (TfL) Oyster and contactless app. TfL has updated its free app, available to download from the Google Play Store and Apple App Store, to enable... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Boroughs alarmed by Met’s collision data

London borough officers have written to the mayor’s office to express concern about the deteriorating quality of road accident collision data provided by the Metropolitan Police.  The issue is highlighted in a letter sent last month by Mark Frost, head of traffic & transport at the... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

First pilots bus route visualisation tool

FirstGroup is piloting a visualisation tool to analyse congestion, bus speeds and other performance metrics for its bus routes. The tool, called FirstMove, has been developed by urban data science firm Prospective Labs. First and Prospective explained the system to the North East Scotland local... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Disabled ‘becoming less independent’

Disabled people are becoming more dependent on other people to meet their transport needs, a new study suggests. Analysis of National Travel Survey data for England from 2007 to 2015 has found that travel by people with mobility difficulties fell by every significant mode of transport recorded... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Khan makes fresh bid for more rail

London mayor Sadiq Khan has written to transport secretary Chris Grayling calling for London services run by troubled franchise operator Thameslink, Southern and Great Northern to be passed to Transport for London’s control in 2020, the earliest opportunity if the Government terminates the... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News
National speed limit on single carriageway roads ‘is too high’

National speed limit on single carriageway roads ‘is too high’

Andrew Forster

The national speed limit on single carriageway roads should... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Road crash investigation pilots

The Government is to pilot the use of investigation teams dedicated to analysing the cause of road collisions. The RAC Foundation, which has championed the idea, will lead the trial, supported by £480,000 of Government funding. The Foundation will work alongside the DfT, Highways England, the... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

First sections of new DMRB released

Highways England has published the first sections of its revised Design Manual for Roads and Bridges. The four sections cover: introductory text; requirements for safety risk assessment; use of compressive membrane action in bridge decks; and management of corrugated steel buried structures. The... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Early start for MRN upgrades probed

The DFT is reviewing possible improvements to the Major Road Network that could be early candidates for the new National Roads Fund. The fund is being set up in 2020/21 by ring-fencing vehicle excise duty revenues in England. Most of the funding will be allocated to Highways England but a... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Set out rail priorities, MPs urge DfT

The DfT should publish a set of priorities for rail infrastructure investment in each English region before the end of the year, the House of Commons transport committee has said. The committee also calls on the DfT to back a rolling programme of electrification. Rail minister Jo Johnson this week... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News
DfT plans maintenance programme to keep time saving values up to date

DfT plans maintenance programme to keep time saving values up to date

The monetised value of travel time savings often forms the most important component in the economic justification of transport projects. The DfT published the findings of a major research project into the value of time savings in 2015, conducted by the Institute for... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

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