22 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
Google Maps parking location reminder feature upgraded

Google Maps parking location reminder feature upgraded

Patrick McDonnell

Google has upgraded its a feature that enables people... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News
Stand and deliver! Could parcel drones and droids could trigger the return of the highwayman?

Stand and deliver! Could parcel drones and droids could trigger the return of the highwayman?

David Jinks

Back in the 18th Century highwaymen such as Dick Turpin regularly robbed mail coaches, now a... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review Opinion
Cost of motoring has risen 10% in last year

Cost of motoring has risen 10% in last year

Mark Moran

New research indicates that the cost of motoring has risen by more than 10% in the last year.   The study by automotive... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

Barnet issues over £12,000 in fines for littering

Mark Moran

Barnet Council has issued over 2,400 fixed penalty notices (FPNs), worth around £12,000, for littering offences since last summer. The north London local authority’s latest enforcement action to tackle environmental crime has seen 28 individuals ordered to pay £430 each for... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

Barnet warns residents about fake PCN emails

Mark Moran

Barnet Council in London is warning residents following fake e-mails that appear contain penalty charge notices (PCNs). The council does not send PCNs by email and residents are being advised not to click on any links that may take them to suspicious websites. The e-mails started to appear on 20... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

Barnet cracks down on Blue Badge abuse

Mark Moran

Barnet Council’s counter-fraud team seized lost, stolen and counterfeit Bkue Badges during a one-day action. Officers from the north London council’s Corporate Anti-Fraud Team (CAFT) carried out spot checks on 78 cars displaying Blue Badges while parked in the Hendon area on 23... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

APCOA strengthens partnership with Fusion Lifestyle

Mark Moran

Fusion Lifestyle has awarded APCOA a contract to manage two car parks at the Bridge and Bellingham Leisure Centres in South London. The leisure centres offer pools, gyms, squash courts, pitches and group classes, as well as cafés and soft play areas for children. This new contract expands... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News
NSL Academy to offer apprenticeship training for parking sector

NSL Academy to offer apprenticeship training for parking sector

Mark Moran

NSL has launched an academy for apprenticeship training. The... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News
NCP launches B2B website

NCP launches B2B website

Mark Moran

NCP has launched a new commercial and client website, separate to the... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

BPA prepares to draw up a 5-year blueprint

The British Parking Association is developing a new future strategy document that will be called the Blueprint for Parking. The document will set out what the BPA believes needs to be done to achieve success in the parking profession. The intention is to produce a new blueprint for England, Wales,... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

TV company seeks car park with views

A TV production company is looking for a car park to serve as the location for a new series of Landscape Artist of the Year on Sky Arts. Storyvault Films is seeking car park around 58 metres in length that has two differing views. The production company said it is open to looking at all manner of... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

TfL’s Direct Vision Standard could see half existing HGVs banned from London roads, warns Road Haulage Association

Patrick McDonnell

The Road Haulage Association (RHA) has warned that Transport for London’s Direct Vision proposal from Transport for London (TfL) could result half the existing HGVs being banned from the capital’s streets. TfL is developing Direct Vision Standard (DVS), a star rating system for lorries... continue

24 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
22 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
DriveNow’s new car-sharing app streamlines reservation process

DriveNow’s new car-sharing app streamlines reservation process

Mark Moran

Car-sharing service DriveNow is introducing a new rental... continue

22 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
London Taxi Company builds electric cabs at new Coventry plant

London Taxi Company builds electric cabs at new Coventry plant

Mark Moran

The London Taxi Company (LTC) has opened the UK’s first... continue

22 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
Former BPA chief executive Patrick Troy pleads guilty to public decency offence

Former BPA chief executive Patrick Troy pleads guilty to public decency offence

Mark Moran

Patrick Troy, former chief executive of the British Parking Association, has... continue

22 Mar 2017Parking Review News

An extra £20m for bus priority in London as passenger numbers fall again

Lee Baker

Transport for London is allocating an extra £20m for bus priority measures to "accelerate" the programme after bus passenger numbers continued to fall. TfL's 2017/18 budget assumes that demand will reduce by 2.3% rather than grow by 1.4% as previously expected, following reductions of... continue

22 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
App offers insight into problems faced by visually impaired travellers

App offers insight into problems faced by visually impaired travellers

Deniz Huseyin

A new smartphone app will enable station designers to experience for... continue

21 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Four select committees unite to investigate air quality

Mark Moran

MPs from four select committees have combined forces to launch what they call an “unprecedented” joint inquiry... continue

20 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Uber president leaves role after just 6 months

Mark Moran

Jeff Jones, president of the taxi booking app Uber, is leaving the company after less than six months. Uber said in a statement on Sunday: “We want to thank Jeff for his six months at the company and wish him all the best.” According to technology news site Recode, Jones left because of... continue

20 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

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