Lord Adonis: Brexit could scupper Heathrow and other major transport projects - reports

Lord Adonis: Brexit could scupper Heathrow and other major transport projects - reports

Lee Baker

A 'Hard Brexit' where the UK leaves the Single Market and the Customs Union could throttle necessary private investment in major transport infrastructure, particularly in the expansion of Heathrow, Lord Adonis has been quoted as saying. "These decisions on... continue

27 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
26 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
Parkeon appoints Scouller as UK off-street sales manager

Parkeon appoints Scouller as UK off-street sales manager

Parking technology company Parkeon has appointed Kenny Scouller to the new role of UK off-street sales manager. He joins Parkeon from CAME Parkare, where he was national sales manager and operations manager. At Parkeon... continue

26 Jun 2017Parking Review News
Tory-DUP deal: £400m for infrastructure, study on air passenger duty impact

Tory-DUP deal: £400m for infrastructure, study on air passenger duty impact

Lee Baker

The Conservative and Democratic Unionist Party parties have agreed an... continue

26 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
Queen's Speech: HS2 to Crewe, transport sector concern over exclusion of Crossrail 2

Queen's Speech: HS2 to Crewe, transport sector concern over exclusion of Crossrail 2

Lee Baker

The Queen's Speech confirmed that the Government will bring forward further... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Electric car club for capital

An electric car club has been launched in London. BlueCity was initially trialled in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham and is now available in the boroughs of Merton and Hounslow. The system is run by Bollore, which operates the Source London electric vehicle charging network. In Paris,... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Toyota buys into MaaS

Toyota Financial Services has made an investment in MaaS Global, the Finnish firm the has pioneered Mobility as a Service with its Whim app. Toyota Financial Services , a subsidiary of car manufacturer Toyota that specialising in automotive financial services, and its insurance partner invested in... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

ITO World expands offering

Real-time transport data and data visualisation firm ITO World has launched ITO Motion, software that allows purchasers to create their own visualisations of transport data, instead of relying on ITO World to prepare them in-house. ... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Baker Street returns to two-way working

Westminster City Council has approved works to return Baker Street and Gloucester Place to two-way operations.  Works will commence next month with two-way flows operating from early 2019.  The project is led by Westminster City Council and Transport for London (TfL) and supported by the... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Mark Moran

Mark Moran

Drive-in cinema seems to be the flavour of summer

Outdoor cinema events have grown in popularity over the past few years, with summer screenings taking place in spaces such as...

23 Jun 2017Parking Review Opinion

Heathrow third runway thrown into serious doubt by political turmoil

RIk Thomas

“The Conservatives are set to form a minority government, which could affect a range of transport issues from Heathrow expansion to road schemes even if the Conservatives remain in Government,” said Guardian journalist Chris Ames on 9 June, the day after the General Election. These... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today Media Monitor
Khan plans to make cars an oddity on London’s streets

Khan plans to make cars an oddity on London’s streets

Adrian Grant, Managing director, The TAS Partnership, Preston PR1

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23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today Features
CAZs ‘a threat to business’

CAZs ‘a threat to business’

Charging clean Air Zones (CAZs) could have a ruinous impact on small businesses unless the Government... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
‘Simplify Clean Air Zones and centralise enforcement plans’

‘Simplify Clean Air Zones and centralise enforcement plans’

The Government should simplify its plans for charging Clean Air Zones (CAZs), with just two classes of zone instead of four, road transport organisations have said.  The Government’s plans are for charging CAZs classed A-D,... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Air quality plan modelling not fit for purpose, say councils

The Government’s air quality monitoring regime is not suitable for identifying pollution hotspots where the imposition of measures such as charging Clean Air Zones (CAZs) are necessary, local authorities and air quality professionals have said.  The comments, contained in responses to... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

‘No place for competitive funding’

Government funding for measures to bring about compliance with the EU limit values for nitrogen dioxide should not be allocated through competitive funding streams, Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM) has told ministers. “There is a risk that competitive funding can leave areas without the... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Air quality plan’s analysis ‘flawed’

The Government’s assessment of measures such as a scrappage scheme, retrofitting older engines, and support for ultra low emission vehicles is flawed because it focuses only on improvements in air quality at a national level, consultees have said. Transport for the West Midlands says:... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Court to review draft air quality plan

The High Court will consider environmental lawyer ClientEarth’s criticisms of the Government’s draft air quality plan at a hearing in week beginning 3 July. ClientEarth says the draft plan does not reflect the findings of the technical report released alongside and that the plan is a... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Shake-up for capital’s lorry control scheme

The quietest lorries could be exempted from the London Lorry Control Scheme (LLCS), following a review led by borough association London Councils.  The LLCS has been in place since 1985 and controls the movement of goods vehicles over 18 tonnes gross weight at night (9pm-7am) and weekends (1pm... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Boroughs show enthusiasm for lamp post EV charging

Andrew Forster

A big expansion of lamp post electric vehicle charging points on London’s residential streets seems likely after more than 20 boroughs bid to a funding pot for their installation. Borough association London Councils invited expressions of interest from boroughs for a share of the... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

HE seeks connected vehicle trials partner

Highways England is to appoint an implementation partner for connected and autonomous vehicle pilot projects.  The two-year contract will commence in mid-August. The supplier will work on projects including:  the A2/M2 connected corridor and EU’s InterCor project UK CITE... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

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