Strengthen London and SE governance ties, say think tanks

Relationships between local government in London and its surroundings should be strengthened in order to improve spatial, economic and transport planning, according to a... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
British Parking Awards 2018 finalists revealed

British Parking Awards 2018 finalists revealed

The British Parking Awards 2018 attracted around 100 entries from across the country, from which a short list of finalists has been selected. The entries have been assessed by a panel... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Rise in private PCNs alarms RAC Foundation

Drivers were hit with a record number of parking tickets on private land in the third quarter of 2017-18. RAC Foundation analysis of government data shows that between October and December private parking companies received 1,576,593 vehicle keeper records from the DVLA. The information is used by... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Motorists support regulation of private parking sector, says RAC

An overwhelming majority of motorists support the Private Member’s Bill to introduce better regulation of private parking companies, claims the RAC. The motoring organisation had called on the government to introduce better regulation of the private parking sector and welcomed Sir Greg... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review News
IPC training academy is going national

IPC training academy is going national

The Training & Development Academy, launched in partnership by the IPC and TRACE Training, is now delivering half-day and full-day courses across... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review Features
The strange world of customer complaints

The strange world of customer complaints

Phil Grant

I first started working in the parking industry as a parking attendant in 1999, on a three-month contract, enforcing... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review Opinion
The world’s car parks are just a click away

The world’s car parks are just a click away

Mark Moran

ParkCloud is a UK company serving the international airport parking market. Founded in 2008 as an online parking reservation... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review Features

Source London sets out expansion plan for London EV network

The company that installs chargepoints under the Source London scheme says it has around £75m to invest in the capital. An agreement signed with Tower Hamlets at the end of 2017 means that BluepointLondon is now working with 20 local authorities in the capital.  However, the company has... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Route to driverless cars will be ‘long and rocky’

A survey of intelligent transport system professionals in the UK suggests they do not think that fully driverless cars will be on our roads by 2021, as suggested by the Chancellor Phillip Hammond in the autumn budget. Members of the Intelligent Transport Society (UK) were largely split 50/50... continue

18 Feb 2018Parking Review Opinion
Big Bike Revival is back again after securing DfT grant

Big Bike Revival is back again after securing DfT grant

Deniz Huseyin

Cycling UK is to run its Big Bike Revival across... continue

17 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Costly HS2 panned

Following transport minister Nusrat Ghani’s gushing support for the HS2 high-speed rail network in The Times (Media Monitor 2 Feb), a contrasting point of view was put forward by Labour MP Sir Kevin Barron in the pages of The Worksop Guardian – a paper close to Barron’s Rother... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Media Monitor
‘Warped and partisan’ Grayling blamed for rail ‘total chaos’

‘Warped and partisan’ Grayling blamed for rail ‘total chaos’

TRANSPORT SECRETARY Chris Grayling was under the media cosh once again in early February. One of his strongest critics was one of his predecessors, Lord Andrew Adonis. Writing in The Guardian on 7 February, Adonis said: “It’s... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Media Monitor

Is Transport-Watch chief the last rail conversionist living?

Malcolm Bulpitt Maidstone Kent ME15

So all is revealed: along with others, Paul Withrington does read the LTT Letters column. However, he appears to be alone in still believing in the rail-to-road conversion proposals put forward by Brigadier T. I. Lloyd to the ICE in 1955, as referred to in his recent letter (LTT 02 Feb). The... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Britain’s railways continue to receive a raw deal

John Helm Chatham ME4

If the case for rail to road conversion is as compelling as Paul Withrington makes it out to be (Letters LTT 2 Feb), then why has there been such little progress towards in the last 50 years? Its failure can hardly be attributed to, as he puts it, “vested interests and a bone-headed... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Comment

East Coast debacle highlights public sector’s incompetence

Roger Davies KendalLA9

“The Titanic had more than enough lifeboats.” Well, that rather depends on where you are coming from. If it is the basis of enough to carry everyone on board, then, no, she didn’t. But if you are coming from the bureaucrats in the Board of Trade awarding a seaworthiness... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Roads policing chief has a conflict of interest

Terry Hudson Whitstable Kent CT5

Your item, “Zero tolerance call for speeders ‘impractical’” (LTT01 Feb) failed, like many others, to mention that chief constable Anthony Bangham, road policing lead for the National Police Chiefs’ Council, is also the chairman and director of a private company... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Limit pensioners’ free bus travel to their local area

Gordon Bell Richmond Surrey TW10

Once again your publication addresses the issue of the national concessionary travel scheme and whether changes are needed to provide a system that better supports local operators and better meets the legitimate wants and needs of pensioners (Letters LTT 2 Feb). John Disney argues for a national... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Lord Adonis - Nusrat Ghani - WiFi Welsh Rail

Is former transport secretary and Government infrastructure adviser Lord Adonis struggling to come to terms with no longer being in a position of influence? It looks so, judging by his latest Tweets. Responding to a report in The Times of archaeologists criticising Highways England’s A303... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Comment
The way we’re travelling is changing fast – but the law isn’t keeping up

The way we’re travelling is changing fast – but the law isn’t keeping up

David Young

With all the talk of autonomous and electric cars, hyper loops, bi-mode... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Comment

A first class organisation?

What is it about other people’s salaries that fascinates? Footballers and TV presenters may be the usual focus for our nosiness but the Taxpayer’s Alliance has delved into a Government spreadsheet of more than 300 quangos and come up with some interesting findings, none more so than... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Comment
The politics and power games of implementing MaaS

The politics and power games of implementing MaaS

One dividend from the rapid developments in information technology has been the emergence of the concept of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in the form of the integration of multi-modal information,... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Features

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