Leicester unveils £800k plan to tackle problem parking

Leicester unveils £800k plan to tackle problem parking

Patrick McDonnell

Leicester City Council is investing £800,000 to tackle careless parking and congestion and improve school road safety. This is the latest phase of the... continue

30 Nov 2018Parking Review News

Man who attacked Birmingham CEO jailed

A member of a gang who attacked a Birmingham City Council civil enforcement officer has been jailed for nine months. Danyal Bashir, 20, was caught on phone camera footage attacking of CEO Charlie Weston, whose head was repeatedly stamped on in the Alum Rock area.  Birmingham Crown Court... continue

12 Dec 2018Parking Review News

Welsh councils make combined surplus of £14.4m on parking activities, says RAC Foundation

Welsh local authorities made a combined surplus of £14.4m on their parking activities in the last financial year, analysis by the RAC Foundation suggests. The figure for 2017-18 was 3% higher than the £14m made in 2016-17. The rise was the fifth consecutive annual increase. The data,... continue

10 Dec 2018Parking Review News

£50m EV network planned for East Midlands

A group of local authorities and other public bodies in the East Midlands are planning to invest £50m in creating and running a new electric vehicle (EV) charging network. Efficiency East Midlands (EEM) procurement consortium is made up councils, housing organisations, hospitals, universities... continue

3 Dec 2018Parking Review News
Cambridge introduces JustPark service

Cambridge introduces JustPark service

Cambridge City Council has selected JustPark as the cashless provider for its surface car parks. The JustPark service will also be extended into... continue

3 Dec 2018Parking Review Products & Services

West Mids allocates DfT’s cities grant

The West Midlands Combined Authority has decided how to allocate its initial £250m four-year (2018/19-2021/22) of Transforming Cities Fund grant. The CA said last December that the majority – £207m – would be spent on the Wednesbury-Brierley Hill Midland Metro extension. The... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Let us pilot default 20mph – Birmingham

Let us pilot default 20mph – Birmingham

Birmingham City Council wants to pilot the use of default 20mph speed limit powers.  30mph is the current default limit for restricted roads and... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Contactless and capping in Nottingham by 2020 – council

Contactless and capping in Nottingham by 2020 – council

Andrew Forster

Nottingham city Council has outlined how it plans to... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Notts eyes Cornwall’s share of highways JV

Nottinghamshire County Council is to buy out Cornwall Council’s shareholding in the Via East Midlands Ltd highway and vehicle fleet management joint venture company. Via East Midlands was set up in 2016 to provide highway/fleet services to Nottinghamshire and external markets.  Corserv,... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

HS2 Birmingham station tendered

HS2 Ltd is inviting contractors to bid for the contract to design and  build the HS2 station at Birmingham Curzon Street. Bidders should be shortlisted in the spring, with the contract award in 2020.... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Councils spot train potential where operators are silent

Jonathon Tyler

So, four West Northamptonshire councils propose a study into reopening the Market Harborough to Northampton railway (“Northants champions ‘North-South railway” LTT 09 Nov). Good for them. And good for Leicestershire and Northamptonshire County Councils that they purchased the... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Fast track West Coast to Midland Main Line rail revival

Graham Nalty

I am delighted to read that councils in West Northamptonshire want to study the re-opening of the former railway between Northampton and Market Harborough (ibid).  Not only will it give people in Market Harborough and places along the route access to jobs, leisure and retail shopping in... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Bradford is MD at NX West Midlands

National Express West Midlands has appointed David Bradford as managing director, promoting him from commercial director. He succeeds Paul Thomas who joined Stagecoach this summer (LTT 07 Jul).... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today People
Cemplas renovates Warwick University MSCPs

Cemplas renovates Warwick University MSCPs

Car park structural repair specialist Cemplas has refurbished two car park at the University of Warwick. Cemplas has been operating as principal contractor on the... continue

10 Nov 2018Parking Review News

Midlands unveils A46 plan

Plans to improve the A46 trunk road from the M5 in Gloucestershire to the Lincolnshire coast have been launched by pan-Midland transport body Midlands Connect.   Working with Highways England and local authorities, Midlands Connect has identified a number of potential improvements to the... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Northants champions ‘North-South railway’

Councils in West Northamptonshire want the Government to support a study into re-opening a railway connecting the West Coast and Midland main lines.  The north-south 14-mile line between Market Harborough, on the Midland Main Line, and Northampton, on a loop line off the West Coast Main Line,... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

East Midlands wants same influence as West Midlands

Councils in the East Midlands hope a new ‘strategic alliance’ will help the area win more transport funding and put it on a par with the West Midlands.  The alliance could cover Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire, Leicestershire, and the unitary authorities of Derby, Nottingham, and... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

TfWM closes 32 bus stops in Birmingham

Transport for the West Midlands and the West Midlands Combined Authority have made final decisions on the future of the majority of 59 bus stops in South Birmingham that were closed last year in a trial to speed up bus services (LTT 25 May). Just over half (32) will be permanently closed. Of the... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

NXWM’s dominance has benefits – TfWM

National Express West Midlands’ (NXWM) dominance of the conurbation’s bus market brings certain advantages that may be lost if bus franchising were introduced, Transport for the West Midlands has said.    The West Midlands Combined Authority asked TfWM in January to consider... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Birmingham reviews parking standards

Birmingham City Council is reviewing parking standards for new developments. The study will look at parking standards throughout the city including a literature review, engagement with stakeholders, site visits and identification of best practice in setting parking standards.  The... continue

4 Nov 2018Parking Review News

Nene Park updates parking arrangements

Parking arrangements at a country park in Cambridgeshire are being modernised. Nene Park Trust has appointed contractor Indigo to manage the parking, including maintenance and remote management and maintenance of its new parking equipment and maintenance.  Nene Park, which is located near... continue

4 Nov 2018Parking Review News

TransportXtra is part of Landor LINKS

© 2018 TransportXtra | Landor LINKS Ltd | All Rights Reserved

Subscriptions, Magazines & Online Access Enquires
[Frequently Asked Questions]
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7857

Shop & Accounts Enquires
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7855

Advertising Sales & Recruitment Enquires
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7861

Events & Conference Enquires
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7865

Press Releases & Editorial Enquires
Email: [email protected] | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7875

Privacy Policy | Terms and Conditions | Advertise