5 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
Government awards £51m for development of self-driving car testing infrastructure

Government awards £51m for development of self-driving car testing infrastructure

Mark Moran

Four projects across five locations have been awarded a total of £51m in... continue

19 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
MOVE_UK completes phase of real world autonomous driving in Greenwich

MOVE_UK completes phase of real world autonomous driving in Greenwich

Mark Moran

The MOVE_UK consortium has completed the first phase in its... continue

19 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
19 Oct 2017Parking Review News
17 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
The parking world is driving forward

The parking world is driving forward

Mark Moran

Q: How will self-driving cars change the way towns and cities manage parking? Q: How can local authorities... continue

17 Oct 2017Parking Review News

Chelmsford hosts transport futures events

An ‘Ideas Festival’ is taking place in Chelmsford on 24 October to discuss the future of transport. Experts from Essex County Council, Jacobs, Wedderburn Transport Planning, Anglia Ruskin University and campaigners RailFuture will give presentations and talk to residents, young people... continue

17 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

Media split on threat to pedestrians posed by cyclists

The government's announcement of a review into whether cycling should be incorporated into dangerous driving laws, prompted by the highly-publicised case where a cyclist was jailed for ‘wanton or furious driving’ after killing a pedestrian, polarised the media along predictable... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today Media Monitor
Heathrow expansion leads press coverage of party conferences

Heathrow expansion leads press coverage of party conferences

Ric Thomas

Transport Secretary Chris Grayling’s speech to the... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today Media Monitor
Five must-attend reasons to be at Smarter Travel LIVE! on 19 and 20 October

Five must-attend reasons to be at Smarter Travel LIVE! on 19 and 20 October

Smarter Travel LIVE! 2017 offers an expertly-crafted overview of need-to know people, initiatives, products and services – all in one place Resources are squeezed, time is precious and expectations upon local authorities and transport professionals increase.  The travelling public... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
On-demand shared transport offers new route for bus travel

On-demand shared transport offers new route for bus travel

Beate Kubitz

As traffic levels hit a record high, there is a pressing... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today Features

Uber sales in London rise 59%

Ride-hailing platform Uber’s profit and turnover in London rose significantly in the last financial year, with sales increasing by 59% from £23.3m to £36.9m and pre-tax profits up by almost two thirds from £1.8m to just over £3m. The 2016/17 accounts for Uber London... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
Dockless systems set to take shared mobility to a new level

Dockless systems set to take shared mobility to a new level

Beate Kubitz

The emergence of dockless bike share was, not... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today Features

Nissan and Ovo sign vehicle-to-grid deal

Vehicle manufacturer Nissan and energy technology company Ovo have announced plans to launch a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) energy transmission scheme for private customers buying a new Nissan Leaf electric vehicle from January 2018 – which will allow customers to sell energy back to the grid at... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News
Hugh Wenban-Smith – an appreciation

Hugh Wenban-Smith – an appreciation

Hugh Wenban-Smith, who died recently (LTT 29 Sep) made significant contributions to transport thinking, policy and practice, as an... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

BT gets maximum fine for risk to pedestrians

British Telecom (BT) has been fined the maximum fine of £25,000 after Transport for London (TfL) prosecuted the telecommunications giant for serious lapses in safety, which put the public at “significant risk” in Lambeth. This is the second time in 12 months that TfL has taken the... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

Proposed West London Orbital rail scores high BCR

Rhodri Clark

Consultants have estimated a Benefit:Cost Ratio of more than 50 for proposed West London Orbital (WLO) passenger rail services. The West London Alliance, representing seven borough councils, commissioned WSP to explore the feasibility of introducing the first scheduled passenger trains in more than... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

Silvertown Tunnel decision delay

A government decision on whether to approve a new road tunnel under the Thames, the proposed Silvertown Tunnel, has been delayed by a month, to 10 November, due to concerns about the new tunnel’s impact on air quality in East London. Transport minister Paul Maynard said the delay would allow... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

Tram operators warned on non-stop movements

Tramway operators have been advised to assess the additional risks where trams pass through stops without pausing, after an investigation into a pedestrian’s death in Sheffield in December. Following a different fatal accident, red cycle lanes will be installed at five Edinburgh locations to... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

Two-thirds want Oxford St car-free

A public consultation carried out by Westminster City Council, the mayor of London and Transport for London between April and June 2017 has revealed that almost two-thirds (62%) of respondents back plans to turn London’s iconic Oxford Street area into a pedestrianised ‘plaza’. A... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

Biofuels becoming more popular

Good progress is being made in implementing clean transport innovations in Europe, including a significant increase in the deployment of biofuels for road transport, says a new report from the European Commission funded Transport Research Innovation Portal (TRIP). The report - Research Theme... continue

13 Oct 2017Local Transport Today News

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