17 Dec 2018Local Transport Today News
Rail stations: the new town and city centres

Rail stations: the new town and city centres

Rail stations are changing, as any traveller who uses Birmingham, Sheffield, London St Pancras or London Bridge stations, will clearly see. They don't feel like stations. They... continue

16 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News
Parking annual reports: What’s your story?

Parking annual reports: What’s your story?

Parking and Traffic Regulations Outside London (PATROL) is inviting local authorities to submit their annual reports to the PATROL PARC (Parking Annual Reports by... continue

16 Jan 2019Parking Review News
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15 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News
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DfT invites council bids for two major road improvement funds

DfT invites council bids for two major road improvement funds

The DfT has invited local authorities in England to prepare bids to two funding streams for major road improvements.   The Government has earmarked £3.5bn over the first five years of the new National Roads Fund, commencing in April... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

Quarter of DfT staff may help out on Brexit

The DfT’s ability to handle its normal workload in the coming months could be severely constrained by headquarters staff being put into Brexit-related operational roles, such as dealing with lorries at Dover. Sky News reported that a quarter of DfT HQ staff could be affected. The Government... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

DfT amends the MRN map

THE DFT has amended the new Major Road Network (MRN) in response to  consultation feedback.  Many respondents called for additional roads to be added to the network. A smaller number called for roads to be deleted.  The DfT said it could not satisfy all requests. “Sub-national... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News
STBs charged with prioritising council bids for roads funding

STBs charged with prioritising council bids for roads funding

Andrew Forster

England’s sub-national transport bodies (STBs) will... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

NIC moots urban freight trials and criticises planning policy

Andrew Forster

Regulations governing freight could be waived to allow trials of urban freight innovations and alternative fuels. The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) floats the idea of creating “regulatory sandboxes”?in its interim report on freight. The Chancellor Philip Hammond asked the NIC... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

Zero emission HGVs probed

The committee on Climate Change (CCC) is exploring the options to deliver zero emission heavy goods vehicles (HGVs). The £50,000 project will study four technologies: • Hydrogen fuel cell vehicles and hydrogen refuelling stations • Battery electric vehicles with “extremely... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

Platoons ‘a stepping stone to full automation’

Lorry platoons are a stepping stone to deploying driverless lorries on parts of the road network, and it is the latter development that will deliver huge benefits for freight operations, the Freight Transport Association has told the National Infrastructure Commission’s freight... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News
Capital’s new cycle routes must meet TfL quality criteria

Capital’s new cycle routes must meet TfL quality criteria

Andrew Forster

All new cycle routes in London will have to satisfy six... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News
NICE calls for physical activity champions

NICE calls for physical activity champions

Local authorities and healthcare commissioning groups should designate physical activity champions at a senior level, who would work across the transport, leisure and... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

Zebra crossings for bus stop bypasses

Transport for London is installing zebra crossings on bus stop bypasses – the cycle paths that pass round the back of bus stops on cycle superhighways. Crossings will be installed at 43 bypasses. Construction of the first five began in November. TfL published a guidance note on pedestrian... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

Record trips on Santander Cycles

More than 10.5 million trips were made on Transport for London’s Santander Cycles bike hire scheme in 2018 – a new record. A number of improvements were made to the dock-based scheme during the year, including expansion to Brixton in February (with seven new docking stations and 200 new... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

More cash for bike-rail integration

The DfT has announced a further £1.6m to improve cycle facilities  at rail stations, such as more cycle parking and cycle paths. Train operators can bid for the Cycle-Rail Programme funding, which comes on top of £4m already made available this financial year, and almost £36m... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

Garden Bridge lawsuit?

The charity behind the now defunct Thames Garden Bridge plan may be sued by wealthy donors who have not received their money back. The Architects Journal said private donors were owed £7m and were considering a class action against the Garden Bridge Trust. The Guardian quoted one donor who... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

Cheaper rail travel for young people

The DfT has announced a new railcard for 16-17 year olds, which will give them half price rail travel, including on peak and season tickets. The 16&17 Railcard card will be launched in September. Train operators this month launched a new railcard to cut the cost of off-peak rail travel for... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

Fund a range of MaaS pilots, MPs urge DfT

The Government should fund a pilot programme of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) applications across the country to learn about its potential, the House of Commons transport committee has said.  The MPs voice concern that the Government “does not yet seem to have recognised the full extent... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

TfL won’t release detail of HS2 payments for bus disruption

Rhodri Clark

Transport for London has refused to release details of how it will be compensated by HS2 Ltd for disruption to bus services during construction of the high-speed railway. During the petitioning process for the High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Act 2017, TfL reached an agreement with the UK... continue

8 Jan 2019Local Transport Today News

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