Public buy-in vital to CCC’s vision of a zero carbon Britain

Public buy-in vital to CCC’s vision of a zero carbon Britain

The UK’s green revolution moved from the protestors on the streets of London to the corridors of Whitehall last week as the Committee on Climate Change (CCC) issued a report... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News
Modelling World 2019: Jacobs supports delegate places for students

Modelling World 2019: Jacobs supports delegate places for students

Modelling World 2019, 4 & 5 June, Birmingham: Supported delegate places for students Our event partner Jacobs is kindly sponsoring 10 full delegate places for students who are interested in sharing ideas about the key issues to be discussed at Modelling... continue

17 May 2019Local Transport Today News
PATROL PARC Awards shortlist announced

PATROL PARC Awards shortlist announced

The shortlist for this year’s Parking Annual Reports by Councils (PARC) Awards has been announced. The PARC Awards recognise annual reports on... continue

14 May 2019Parking Review News
Climate starting to dominate transport policy discussions

Climate starting to dominate transport policy discussions

Andrew Forster
10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

HS2 silent on opening

Government company HS2 Ltd this week declined to state a date for when the first phase of the project will open.  HS2 has previously said the London-West Midlands line will open in late-2026 but the credibility of this has increasingly been questioned, with main works yet to begin. A new DfT... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News
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A better environment for people on foot? It’s in your hands

My words this time are directed squarely, and I trust fairly, at transport practitioners.  They’re prompted by the...

10 May 2019Local Transport Today Comment

NAO highlights flaws in Crossrail’s delivery

An unrealistic schedule and poor contract management have contributed to the problems facing the completion of London’s Crossrail project, according to a report by the National Audit Office.  The NAO says the project was “dominated” by a fixed completion date for the central... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News
Rail industry backs devolution of services to metro mayors

Rail industry backs devolution of services to metro mayors

Andrew Forster

The rail industry is calling for Transport for... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Safety changes for Exhibition Road

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is developing measures to improve pedestrian safety on the single surface Exhibition Road. Will Pascall, the council’s lead member for streets, planning and transport, told colleagues this week that a full scale model of one of the measures had been... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Sweco’s acquisition expands UK interest

Engineering consultancy Sweco UK has bought MLM Group, a privately-owned engineering, environmental and building control consultancy. MLM Group  employs 460 people in 13 offices, predominantly in London, Southern England and Ireland, and has an annual revenue of about £40m. Earnings... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News
More timed traffic restrictions for Croydon primary schools

More timed traffic restrictions for Croydon primary schools

Andrew Forster

The London Borough of Croydon is to consult on introducing... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

School traffic ban in Royal Borough

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has identified two primary schools where traffic restrictions will be trialled at the start and end of the school day. The council’s ‘healthy school streets’ initiative will see sections of road becoming a pedestrian and cycle zone at... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Let’s talk about Healthy Streets

A transport consultant says councils should contact her if they are uncertain about whether they can use the phrase Healthy Streets to describe their street improvement programmes. Lucy Saunders, a former consultant on transport and health to the Greater London Authority, has set up her own Healthy... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Hackney plans cargo bike club

The London Borough of Hackney wants to set up cargobike clubs, allowing residents and businesses  to hire a bike in a similar way to how car clubs operate. The proposal features in the borough’s bid to London mayor Sadiq Khan’s air quality fund. Focused on establishing a Stoke... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

TfL consults on HGV safety standard

Transport for London has launched the final statutory consultation on its proposed direct vision standard for lorries.  Under the proposal, from October next year every lorry over 12 tonnes will have to have a permit to operate in the capital.  The permits are based on a five-star rating... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

‘Make HE invest in active travel routes’

A huge increase in walking and cycling spending must form part of a strategy to decarbonise the transport sector, according to a new report for campaign group Friends of the Earth.  Lynn Sloman and Lisa Hopkinson of consultancy Transport for Quality of Life recommend that the Government agrees... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News
Distance-based road charging for London urged by think tank

Distance-based road charging for London urged by think tank

Andrew Forster

Transport for London should introduce a distance-based... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

NIC calls for urban transport focus

The National Infrastructure Commission has urged the DfT to come forward with a new funding deal for England’s urban areas in the forthcoming spending review. In a conference speech, Commission chief executive Phil Graham expressed disappointment that the devolution of transport powers to... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News
A lesson plan to stop transport projects going off the rails

A lesson plan to stop transport projects going off the rails

Andrew Forster

There have been plenty of transport project delivery... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

College plans to drop HS2 from title

The National College for High Speed Rail has launched a consultation exercise to determine the extent of support for a proposed name change – to the National College for Advanced Transport and Infrastructure. Recent board meeting minutes from the college indicate that several board members... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Jaguar ‘may buy Addison Lee’

Tata-owned Jaguar Land Rover is reportedly interested in buying London private hire vehicle company Addison Lee from US private equity firm Carlyle Group. The purchase would allow Jaguar to expand its involvement in the mobility services marketplace. ... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

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