TfL turns spotlight on capital’s most dangerous junctions

Patrick McDonnell

More than 70 junctions with the worst safety record for pedestrians, cyclists and motorcyclists have been named by Transport for London (TfL).  The list is based on... continue

24 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
Bike rescue campaign aims to get people in the saddle

Bike rescue campaign aims to get people in the saddle

Patrick McDonnell

Cycling UK is once more running its Big Bike Revival... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Atkins explores rural transport for DfT

The GPS vehicle tracking has awarded consultant Atkins an £86,000 contract to study how local authorities are providing rural transport and accessibility in the constrained financial climate, and to identify examples of good practice. The contract runs to 30 November.... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Teletrac wins road traffic data contract

The DfT has awarded GPS vehicle tracking firm Teletrac Navman (UK) Ltd the contract for a road travel time data service, supplying datasets of observed travel time and routing data for vehicles using roads in England. The contract runs to February 2019 but could be extended for a further... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Hounslow orders lamp post charging points

The London Borough of Hounslow has awarded German firm Ubitricity a contract to install further electric vehicle charging points on lamp posts.  Hounslow began a trial using Ubitricity’s lamp post charging in 2015. The new contract, with a quoted value of £20,000-£55,000,... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Atkins board endorses £2.1bn takeover by Canadian giant

Andrew Forster

The board of British engineering and project management consultant Atkins is recommending shareholders approve a proposed takeover by Canadian engineering and construction group SNC Lavalin.  SNC Lavalin said the acquisition would create a £6.9bn (C$12.1bn) global professional services... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

MaaS interest group for ITS UK

Transport technology organisation ITS (UK) has set up an interest group for Mobility as a Service (MaaS). Its founding chairman is Andrew Pearce, director of technology, UK Europe and Middle East, of Jacobs.... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Funding for rail innovation

The DfT is making £9m available for accelerating innovation in rail projects. The funding will be allocated to projects in two streams: high-value, low cost railway innovations, and improving customer experience through stations. Projects should last between three and 12 months. Competition... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Ministers urged to approve Crossrail 2

Local authorities and MPs in London and the South East are calling on the Government to support Crossrail 2, the multi-billion pound project to connect the heavy rail networks in South West and North East London via a tunnel under central London. They want the Government to authorise Transport for... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

NIC explores new urban transport systems

The National Infrastructure Commission is exploring “first/last mile” transport systems for Cambridge, Milton Keynes, Oxford and Northampton as part of a wider study of transport needs in the corridor.  Consultants are about to be appointed to conduct a £100,000 transport... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
DfT tests use of NTS data to improve rail demand forecasts

DfT tests use of NTS data to improve rail demand forecasts

Andrew Forster

The DfT is exploring if the accuracy of rail demand... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

More cash for new vehicle technologies

Research and development into self-driving vehicles and electric vehicle batteries will benefit from the Government’s new £1bn Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.  The four-year fund, announced by business secretary Greg Clark, will focus on six topics: healthcare and medicine;... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Real world testbeds for innovation urged

The Government should designate part of the UK’s transport infrastructure for ‘real world’ testing environments of new technology, according to the UK engineering profession.  The suggestion comes in the Royal Academy of Engineering’s (RAE) submission to the... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
HMRC restricts staff tax perk to ultra-low emission vehicles

HMRC restricts staff tax perk to ultra-low emission vehicles

The Government this month partially closed a tax break that has allowed thousands of employees to obtain cars through salary sacrifice schemes. The perk will remain for ultra-low emission vehicle (ULEVs) purchases. Salary sacrifice schemes... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Rapid charging for capital

Transport for London has appointed five suppliers to create a network of rapid electric vehicle charge points in the capital, capable of fully charging a vehicle battery in 30 minutes.  The aim is to install 75 of the 50kw charging points by the end of this year, 150 by the end of 2018, and... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Guidance on road adoption

The DfT has published advice for developers, local authorities and residents on the procedures for local authorities adopting roads so that they become maintainable at public expense. Agreements under Section 38 of the 1980 Highways Act are the most common method of achieving road adoption, and are... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

HE studies value of road surfaces

Highways England has appointed consultants to explore the value road users place on better quality road surfaces. Consultant Arup will use stated preference surveys to assess people’s ‘willingness to pay’ for better surfaces. Says Highways England: “These values will then be... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
CH2M jumped before they were pushed, Grayling tells HS2 probe

CH2M jumped before they were pushed, Grayling tells HS2 probe

Andrew Forster

US engineering giant CH2M announced at the end of March that... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today Features

250 car club cars is enough – Camden

The London Borough of Camden says it does not need any more car club cars based on its streets, with the priority now being to grow club membership levels. “At 250 car club cars, Camden now has the most extensive network of car clubs in London,” Meric Apak, Camden’s cabinet member... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Councils bid to £490m transport pot

The DfT has invited local authorities in England outside London to bid for a share of £490m local transport funding from the new National Productivity Investment Fund announced by the Chancellor last autumn. Funding is available for small (£2m-£5m) or larger scale... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
End unsafe streetlight switch-offs, says AA

End unsafe streetlight switch-offs, says AA

Motoring organisation the AA is calling on highway authorities to stop switching off streetlights at night, saying the practice is unsafe.  The AA has identified 11... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

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