Disabled ‘becoming less independent’

Disabled people are becoming more dependent on other people to meet their transport needs, a new study suggests. Analysis of National Travel Survey data for England from 2007 to 2015 has found that travel by people with mobility difficulties fell by every significant mode of transport recorded except travelling “as a passenger in a car”. Report author David Hunter of Not for Profit Planning said: “The trends suggest that not only are disabled people travelling less often (as is the general population), but they are also becoming less independent, relying more on friends or relatives for lifts. The reasons for this aren’t clear, as public transport has become more accessible over this time. Further research aiming to understand the reasons for this would be... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News
Northampton General Hospital adopts PayByPhone service

Northampton General Hospital adopts PayByPhone service

Northampton Hospital is allowing members of the public using its car parks to skip the pay & display machines and purchase parking via their phones instead. “Patients and visitors started enquiring about... continue

9 Aug 2018Parking Review Features
Nottingham rules out a charging CAZ

Nottingham rules out a charging CAZ

Nottingham City Council will not introduce a charging Clean Air Zone after modelling suggested an alternative set of measures would achieve... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Parry People Mover refurbished

Pre-Metro Operations Ltd (PMOL), the operator of the Stourbridge Town to Stourbridge Junction railway in the West Midlands that uses Parry People Movers, is refurbishing another vehicle for future use. PMOL says the diesel/flywheel hybrid vehicle could will be made available for hire around the UK... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

TfWM splits procurement for modelling services in two lots

Transport for the West Midlands is working with its seven constituent districts to procure new consultancy services in strategic and tactical transport modelling. TfWM says the services will support analysis of spatial growth options; the impact of exogenous factors such as fuel types and pricing... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
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Birmingham losing patience with Amey

Birmingham City Council says Amey LG’s role as main sub-contractor in the city’s highways maintenance and management PFI contract looks “increasingly untenable” because of continuing disputes about the contract terms.  In 2010 the council signed a 25-year contract with... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

TDI wins Coventry VLR contract

The University of Warwick has appointed specialist rolling stock manufacturer Transport Design International, based in Stratford-upon-Avon, to design and build a prototype very light rail (VLR) vehicle for the proposed VLR system in Coventry. The vehicle will have seating capacity for 20 passengers... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
Total Car Parks presents role model award

Total Car Parks presents role model award

Total Car Parks presented the Role Model of the Season Award at the New Era Boys Academy Awards in Leicester on 13 July. The NEBA Academy is a non-profit... continue

30 Jul 2018Parking Review News

Bus partnership for Wolverhampton

An advanced quality partnership scheme (AQPS) for buses in Wolverhampton city centre will commence on 25 November. The scheme, developed by Transport for the West Midlands and Wolverhampton City Council, covers 71 bus stops/stands within the city centre ring road, including the bus station. All bus... continue

20 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

MPs study bus industry’s health

The House of Commons transport committee is to hold an inquiry into the health of England’s bus market outside London. The committee has invited written evidence and is particularly interested in issues concerning the effectiveness and ambition of the DfT’s bus policies; factors... continue

20 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

TfL and TfWM agree knowledge sharing

Transport for London and Transport for the West Midlands have signed a memorandum of understanding to share information and learning. Proposed areas of collaboration include: making transport networks resilient while major improvements are delivered; working with businesses and freight... continue

20 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Regional broker for contactless fare caps

Public transport users in the Midlands will benefit from fare caps on contactless card payments under a proposed regional brokerage system.  Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM), Nottingham City Council, and shadow sub-national transport body Midlands Connect are exploring the way to deliver... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Midlands Connect is too big and secretive – campaigners

Andrew Forster

Shadow sub-national transport body Midlands Connect should be broken up because it is too big, countryside campaigners have said.  Midlands Connect is consulting stakeholders on plans to become England’s second statutory sub-national transport body (STB), following in the footsteps of... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

CAZ not enough to meet NO2 limits – Birmingham

Andrew Forster

Discounts and time extensions for some road users could be offered to make Birmingham’s charging clean air zone (CAZ) covering all types of vehicle, including cars, more palatable. Consultation began this week on the Labour-controlled city council’s plan to introduce a class D CAZ in... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

InfraVia to sell stake in Nottingham tram

Infrastructure investment manager InfraVia has put its stake in the Nottingham Express Transit light rail system up for sale. InfraVia ­­owns 20 per cent of the equity and 40 per cent of the mezzanine loan in NET.... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Nottinghamshire deploys new CCTV car at schools

Nottinghamshire County Council has deployed a second CCTV enforcement vehicle to deter dangerous and inconsiderate parking outside schools. Councillors agreed to the new car following the high demand for the current vehicle, which has been helping enforce ‘keep clear’ markings outside... continue

4 Jul 2018Parking Review News

Free parking for birthing partners at Nuneaton hospital

Patrick McDonnell

The George Eliot Hospital in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, is extending its free parking offer to birthing partners of mothers-to-be. Soon-to-be fathers or birthing partners of all women who are in labour will be offered 24 hours of free parking and a meal voucher to a local restaurant. The trial, which... continue

4 Jul 2018Parking Review News
ULEV Experience seeks to increase uptake of electric vehicles in Nottingham

ULEV Experience seeks to increase uptake of electric vehicles in Nottingham

Nottingham City Council has launched an initiative designed to increase the uptake of ultra low emission vehicles (ULEVs) by local employers. The ULEV Experience is a programme dedicated to supporting businesses to understand, trial and implement ULEVs, and is funded by Nottingham City... continue

29 Jun 2018Parking Review News

Birmingham clean air zone to cover cars

Councillors in Birmingham will be asked to authorise a consultation next week on a charging clean air zone (CAZ) covering all types of vehicle, including cars.   The proposal (see page 16), comes as Leeds City Council this week announced changes to its  Category B charging CAZ, covering... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

We’ll ignore petitions, says bus operator

Bus operator National Express West Midlands says it will disregard petitions about the future of bus routes that are subject to live consultation processes.  The operator says listening to petitions could skew its network review process, which involves several stages of public... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Private cars to be covered by Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone

Private cars to be covered by Birmingham’s Clean Air Zone

Andrew Forster

Councillors in Birmingham will decide next week whether... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

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