13 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News
British Parking Awards 2019 are live!

British Parking Awards 2019 are live!

Parking Review magazine has launched the 2019 edition of the British Parking Awards. Now in their 18th year, the competition encourages both public... continue

20 Sep 2018Parking Review News
Passengers were let down by rail industry failures, says Office of Rail Regulator

Passengers were let down by rail industry failures, says Office of Rail Regulator

Mark Moran

The timetable chaos that caused severe disruption on Britain's railways in May... continue

20 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News
19 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News
Compensation for disruption: one rule for rail, another for road

Compensation for disruption: one rule for rail, another for road

Rhodri Clark

Compensating train operators for disruption during engineering... continue

17 Sep 2018Local Transport Today Features
Network Rail agrees £1.46bn commercial estate sale to Telereal Trillium and Blackstone Property Partners

Network Rail agrees £1.46bn commercial estate sale to Telereal Trillium and Blackstone Property Partners

Mark Moran

Network Rail has agreed terms with Telereal Trillium and Blackstone Property Partners for the sale of... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

Technical breakdown hits ticketing apps

Transport ticketing Apps across the UK have been hit by a technical fault at software developer CoreThree.  First, Transport for Greater Manchester, Lothian Buses, and McGills are among those affected, with users reporting being unable to see their accounts or tickets already purchased –... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

Bring the axe down on HS2, says Johnson

The Government should scrap HS2 and use the money saved for tax cuts and funding the NHS, Boris Johnson said this week. Writing in The Daily Telegraph, Johnson said the cost of HS2 had “soared past £60bn” was “heading for £70bn” and would “probably top... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

Councils still promoting out of date street designs, says UDG

Many local authorities in England are using out of date street design standards that promote road traffic and fail to comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty, urban designers have told the DfT. The Urban Design Group (UDG) has highlighted the out of date practices in a letter to transport... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

Government silent on residential level surfaces

The Government has not replied to requests for clarification from the Home Builders Federation or the Urban Design Group (UDG) as to whether the “pause” on new level surface street designs applies to residential streets.  The two bodies wrote separately to the Government last month... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

NIC offers to help council transport planning

The National Infrastructure Commission has written to council leaders representing  urban areas across England, offering to support them develop plans to improve local transport, unlock employment and deliver new homes. Letters have been sent to 74 local authorities representing the 55 primary... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

Camden traffic scheme approved

The London Borough Camden is to make permanent a traffic management scheme, against the advice of a planning inspector. But the scheme could be modified in line with the inspector’s recommendation at a future date. The Torrington Place/Tavistock Place corridor scheme, between Tottenham Court... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

Think before you cut borough grant, TfL told

Dozens of low cost schemes to improve transport for Londoners will be shelved next year if Transport for London makes a suggested ten per cent cut to the formula-based corridors and neighbourhood grant paid to boroughs.  The impacts of the cut are spelt out in a letter sent last week by Mark... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

Crossrail delay hits TfL coffers

Andrew Forster

Transport for London may face a double financial hit from the delayed opening of Crossrail through central London, with additional construction costs and the loss of months of fare revenues from the new services. TfL subsidiary company Crossrail Ltd has announced that the opening of the central... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News
Five things to know about  transport project cost overrun

Five things to know about transport project cost overrun

W hy do transport projects so often seem to end up costing much more than originally forecast? Professor Bent Flyvbjerg, of the University of Oxford’s Saïd Business School, has spent a lot of time researching this... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

Cameras ‘increased fatal and serious crashes’

Cambridgeshire’s research findings on camera effects were this week challenged by retired engineer and speed camera critic Idris Francis. He has written to Cambridgeshire councillors with his own analysis of the cameras’ performance, which shows that fatal and serious collisions at... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

EV energy taskforce gets to work

More details have been released about the Government’s new electric vehicle energy taskforce, which brings together the energy and automotive industries to plan for rising electric vehicle use. The taskforce is chaired by Phil New, chief executive of the Energy Systems Catapult, and the Low... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

Scrap diesel parking surcharge, says AA

The AA has criticised Westminster City Council for planning to expand its diesel parking surcharge policy boroughwide. In a letter to the council, AA president Edmund King says the application of the surcharge to all pre-2015 vehicles contradicts central government guidance and the ultra-low... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

DfT opens the door to council applications for lane rental

Andrew Forster

New guidance explains the conditions England’s highway authorities will have to satisfy in order to introduce lane rental charges for works in the road. The DfT’s decision to roll-out lane rental follows a review of the experiences of pilot schemes operated by Transport for London and... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News
Use Roads Fund to repair local roads – NIC

Use Roads Fund to repair local roads – NIC

The Government should use a portion of the new National Roads Fund for local road maintenance, the National Infrastructure Commission has said. The National Roads Fund... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News
Mobike quits Manchester and cuts London operating areas

Mobike quits Manchester and cuts London operating areas

Andrew Forster

Dockless bike hire operator Mobike has carried out its... continue

14 Sep 2018Local Transport Today News

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