16 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Northants cash crisis hits buses and roads

Northamptonshire County Council is to more than halve its spending on bus services over the next two years as it battles with an “unprecedented” financial challenge.   The council this month issued a section 114 notice under which no new expenditure is permitted, with the exception... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

WMCA cuts levy, but bus spend rises

The transport revenue levy paid by the seven West Midlands districts for Transport for the West Midlands will fall by £6.8m next year, from £121.5m (2017/18) to £114.7m (2018/19). The use of £1m of reserves means TfWM’s revenue budget will be £115.7m. English... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

PayByPhone launches at Northampton General Hospital

PayByPhone is now available at Northampton Hospital’s seven on-site car parks, enabling sit users to skip the pay & display machines and purchase parking via  their phone. “We have been listening to feedback from our patients and visitors and know it is important to make it as... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review Products & Services

Sprint BRT routes for 2022 Games

Three SPRINT bus rapid transit routes could be completed in time for Birmingham hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2022 under Transport for the West Midlands’ plans to accelerate delivery. The  priority routes are: Sutton Coldfield to Birmingham via Langley; Walsall to Birmingham via... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Uncertain future for Beds new rail station

Residents of a new housing development beside the Midland Main Line near Bedford could be left without a promised rail station because of a £17m funding gap and uncertainty created by the East West Rail plans.  A station to serve the Wixams development three miles south of Bedford was... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

New Warwicks station upsets train operators

A local rail service between Leamington Spa and Coventry  serving the new station of Kenilworth should commence this month, although other train operators are unhappy with the plans.  The opening of Kenilworth station has been heavily delayed but its promoter, Warwickshire County Council,... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Community bus partnerships ‘haven’t delivered objectives’

Andrew Forster

A pilot project in Leicestershire to engage rural communities in their local bus services has largely failed to deliver on objectives, according to an assessment by the county council.  Leicestershire was keen to see if the principles of community rail partnerships (CRPs) could be applied to... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Birmingham seeks a charge point partner

Birmingham City Council is to procure an electric vehicle charge point supplier to deliver a network for taxis and private hire vehicles, and a publicly accessible network.  The Government’s Office for Low Emission Vehicles has awarded Birmingham £2.93m  to deliver 197... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Leicester care worker stole pensioner's Blue Badge

A care worker stole an elderly woman’s Blue Badge in order to park in Leicester for free. Suriya Shoukhat failed to return the permit to the 72-year-old after taking her on a shopping trip. When her employer, Sevacare (Leicestershire), asked Shoukhat if she knew where the permit was she... continue

19 Jan 2018Parking Review News

Birmingham tenders for car club operator

Birmingham city Council is tendering for a new car club contract that will include a number of ‘floating bays’, giving users more flexibility about where they leave vehicles.  Enterprise holds the council’s current car club contract. The scheme operates from nine bays, eight... continue

19 Jan 2018Local Transport Today Business Briefing
Fifty new trams needed for Metro extensions, says TfWM

Fifty new trams needed for Metro extensions, says TfWM

Andrew Forster

Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM) is sounding... continue

19 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Solihull wants HS2 station re-designed

Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council is to seek changes to the design of the Birmingham Interchange station contained in the High Speed Rail (London to West Midlands) Act 2017. The council’s cabinet received a private report on the matter last week, which recommended the submission of a... continue

19 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Black Country reviews officer teams

The four Black Country authorities in the West Midlands are commissioning consultants to review how strategic transport officer expertise should best be organised. The consultants will review existing capacity in the councils (Wolverhampton, Dudley, Sandwell and Walsall); identify what additional... continue

19 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Northants wants rail freight answers

Northamptonshire County Council is pressing for more details about how a proposed rail freight terminal could affect local passenger trains to Northampton. Two plans for strategic rail freight interchanges (SRFIs) are  being developed to the south of the town.  Roxhill is promoting the... continue

19 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Sandwell councillor broke code of conduct

Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council has found that a former deputy leader breached its code of conduct by selling public toilets at a discount and trying to cancel parking tickets for family members. The West Midlands’ authority’s standards committee members found Cllr Mahboob Hussain... continue

15 Jan 2018Parking Review News
Wolverhampton refurbishment recognised at Structural Concrete Alliance Awards

Wolverhampton refurbishment recognised at Structural Concrete Alliance Awards

The refurbishment of the Wolverhampton Civic Centre Car Park came second in the 2017 Structural Concrete Alliance Award for Repair and Refurbishment. The car park forms the basement of the city council’s offices. The 40-year-old reinforced concrete structure had been plagued with defects for years,... continue

5 Jan 2018Parking Review News

Trading arm for Nottingham Community Transport

Nottingham Community Transport (Nottingham CT) is launching a trading arm, CT4N, which will operate bus services on behalf of Nottingham City Council. The change comes in response to the DfT reinterpreting how community transport sits with an EUregulation (LTT 24 Nov 17).  Said Nottingham CT:... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Cycle design guide for the West Mids

The West Midlands Combined Authority has approved new cycle design guidance. The guidance, prepared by consultant Phil Jones Associates, builds on Birmingham’s cycle design guidance. Visit http://tinyurl.com/y88oyybz... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
£300m revamp for Birmingham station

£300m revamp for Birmingham station

A £300m plan to improve transport interchange facilities at Birmingham International railway station has been unveiled by Solihull... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

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