3 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

High Court tells Nottingham to amend bus gate signage

Nottingham City Council will have change signage on a bus lane after a High Court judge ruled the signs on the street were unclear. Around 11,000 drivers have been penalised for driving through the bus gate on Shakespeare Street. However, the council says that the judgment will not imvolve it... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News
W Mids explores new ways to fund UK Central transport plan

W Mids explores new ways to fund UK Central transport plan

Andrew Forster

Local authorities in the West Midlands conurbation are... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Midlands transport strategy launched

A new transport strategy for England’s Midlands has been launched by the Midlands Connect partnership of local transport authorities, local enterprise partnerships, and business representatives, working with the DfT and its delivery bodies.  The strategy identifies four ‘strategic... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

End of the road for Northants LEP

Northamptonshire’s Local Enterprise Partnership will cease operations at the end of this month, with its functions transferring to the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP). The merger was approved by ministers last year.... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

DfT rejects call to change camera rules

The DfT has rejected Leicestershire County Council’s call for speed camera rules to be relaxed.  Leicestershire wants to increase the number of average speed cameras on the county’s roads, installing them on roads “irrespective of the casualty record” of the... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Accelerate relief road, DfT tells Leics

Leicestershire County Council plans to accelerate the delivery of an outer relief road for Melton Mowbray at the request of the DfT. Leicestershire was awarded £2.8m of the DfT’s Large Local Major Scheme funding last November to develop an outline business case for the northern and... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Wide public transport remit for Northamptonshire’s CIC

Northamptonshire County Council’s proposed Community Interest Company (CIC) for passenger transport could play a major role in mainstream public transport as well as specialist transport, and across a wider area than just Northamptonshire. The proposal to form a social enterprise (LTT 25 Nov... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
Npower upgrades Solihull office car park

Npower upgrades Solihull office car park

Energy company npower has refurbished a multi-storey car park serving offices in Solihull in the West Midlands. The car park was constructed in precast and... continue

16 Mar 2017Parking Review News
Parking & Property: Building a better future for towns and cities

Parking & Property: Building a better future for towns and cities

Parking & Property 2017 8 June: 15 Hatfields, London Parking & Property is the only annual event dedicated to off-street parking. Over the past 7 years the conference has provided a forum for debate and sharing best practice among public and... continue

15 Mar 2017Parking Review Features
13 Mar 2017Parking Review News
Who’s who in the British Parking Awards

Who’s who in the British Parking Awards

Mark Moran

The winners of the British Parking Awards 2017 will be revealed at an awards ceremony in London on 10 March. The... continue

7 Mar 2017Parking Review Features

TfWM sets out bus franchising triggers

Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM) has set out the conditions under which bus franchising could be justified, but says there is no case for introducing the change at this stage.  TfWM’s review of the Bus Services Bill has concluded that there are three circumstances in which... continue

3 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Uber ‘partly to blame for bus ridership fall’

Bus operators say Uber is partly to blame for a fall in passenger numbers in the West Midlands conurbation.  Patronage fell 3% in the 12 months after the November 2015 launch of a Bus Alliance that aims to reverse the industry’s fortunes. The rolling annual average of bus boardings fell... continue

3 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
West Mids road users face years of delay from roadworks

West Mids road users face years of delay from roadworks

Andrew Forster

Road users in the West Midlands face years of delays... continue

3 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Three shortlisted for East Midlands rail

The DfT has shortlisted three operators for the new East Midlands rail franchise:  Arriva Rail East Midlands Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Arriva UK Trains Ltd;  First Trenitalia East Midlands Rail Ltd, a joint venture company wholly owned by First Rail Holdings Ltd and Trenitalia... continue

3 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
Derby council leader’s school parking caught on camera

Derby council leader’s school parking caught on camera

Patrick McDonnell

Derby City Council leader Ranjit Banwait has been... continue

2 Mar 2017Parking Review News

HS2 construction due to start in the spring after Parliament gives phase one final backing

Lee Baker

Construction will start on HS2 on schedule in the spring after the new railway completed over three years of parliamentary scrutiny, ministers said. The Department for Transport declared that from 2026 tens of thousands of passengers will be using high-speed trains every day between... continue

24 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

New transport model for the West Midlands

Local authorities in the West Midlands conurbation are preparing to commission a new strategic transport model.  The conurbation currently uses  PRISM (Policy Responsive Integrated Strategy Model). The contract to build, maintain and use it is held by Mott MacDonald and RAND Europe, and... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Vivarail bullish about D-train demand, despite fire setback

Vivarail bullish about D-train demand, despite fire setback

Peter Plisner

It was all going so well for Vivarail. A clever idea that... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Features
Ciaburro to retire from Northants

Ciaburro to retire from Northants

Tony Ciaburro (pictured), Northamptonshire County Council’s corporate director for place commissioning, is to retire at the... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today People

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