11 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
How will autonomous vehicles drive the parking sector?

How will autonomous vehicles drive the parking sector?

James Long

Nobody can avoid the absolute deluge of articles that... continue

16 Jan 2018Parking Review Features
Little interest from councils in grants for on-street EV chargepoints, says DfT

Little interest from councils in grants for on-street EV chargepoints, says DfT

Deniz Huseyin

The take-up of government grants for on-street electric vehicle chargepoints... continue

15 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
15 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
New report forecasts an increased uptake of active transport modes with MaaS

New report forecasts an increased uptake of active transport modes with MaaS

Juliana O'Rourke

A new report from the MaasLab at UCL, commissioned by TfL, provides... continue

12 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
Traffic removal: initiatives to improve the nation's health

Traffic removal: initiatives to improve the nation's health

Juliana O'Rourke

The related problems of air pollution and congestion... continue

12 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
Replace shared space 'concept' with street design that meets the requirements of all users

Replace shared space 'concept' with street design that meets the requirements of all users

Juliana O'Rourke

CIHT has finally launched its review of the issue of shared space and how it is being... continue

12 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
City of London launches cargo bike delivery service

City of London launches cargo bike delivery service

Deniz Huseyin

A cargo bike delivery service has been launched in... continue

11 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
11 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
10 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
Glaister agrees to stay on as head of ORR

Glaister agrees to stay on as head of ORR

Professor Stephen Glaister has been reappointed as the chair of the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) for a further year. ORR is the UK’s independent rail... continue

9 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

DfT announces crackdown on misuse of laser pointers

Deniz Huseyin

Measures to tackle the reckless use of laser pointers have been announced by the government. Local authority ports and borders teams would be given additional support to stop high-powered laser pointers entering the UK. In addition, local authority teams would get access to the necessary... continue

9 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
New Year’s resolution: Learn to reverse

New Year’s resolution: Learn to reverse

Learning how to reverse properly dominates the list of New Year’s resolutions for drivers, according to a survey by a driving school. After... continue

5 Jan 2018Parking Review News

Think big and convert underused railways into roads

Paul Withrington Director, Transport-Watch Northampton NN2

Lord Adonis, the man who, when Secretary of State for transport, toured community rail lines with his nose in the air, enjoying near empty carriages and complaining that at 8pm the cafe at Southampton was shut so that he could not buy a coffee, now proposes a switch of freight from rail to road to... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Rail has never enjoyed a level playing field with road

John Helm Chatham ME4

In his latest anti-rail rant, Paul Withrington (Letters LTT08 Dec 17) invokes the ghost of Dr Beeching to justify dismemberment of the system. While it is true that a small part of the network will generate a disproportionately large amount of traffic, that truism is also applicable to transport... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today Comment

East West Rail must deliver fast end-to-end journeys

Graham Nalty Derby DE24

Stephen Plowden’s suggestion (Letters LTT 8 Dec 17) that transport planning should be based on problem- solving is far more sensible than perhaps he realises. During my business career, I have visited customers’ shops in almost every major town and city in the UK by rail. That has... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today Comment

A complex business

The DfT’s new wider economic impacts guidance marks the latest stage in the evolution of how transport projects and programmes are appraised. The central focus of cost benefit analysis adopted in the 1970s was transport user benefits such as time savings and they remain at the heart of the... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Lord Adonis, 20mph signs, Richard Branson, David Cameron, second-hand tram

What a difference a few weeks make: there we were last month praising Lord Adonis for his successful stewardship of the Government’s National Infrastructure Commission and now... boom, he’s gone! The Lord’s decision to quit the NIC livened up the normally quiet news scene over the... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today Comment
Planning Ahead....

Planning Ahead....

Jack Semple

Planning ahead to take advantage of future... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today Comment
The UK needs more transport modellers – and the world

The UK needs more transport modellers – and the world

Fred Ewing

Since our industry came out of the recession proper... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today Comment

DfT forms Crossrail consultancy

The Government has set up a company to market the expertise in London’s east-west Crossrail project to an international audience. Companies House records show that Crossrail International Ltd was formed in September, with one director, Terry Morgan, and the secretary of state for transport as... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today Business Briefing

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