Cycling Marketing Board formed: advertising and advocacy 'have a significant role to play'

Cycling Marketing Board formed: advertising and advocacy 'have a significant role to play'

We were very much at the start of something big and have been working hard to form the Cycling Marketing Board. Many things need to happen to secure a cycling revolution in this country and we feel our very public advertising campaigns and advocacy work can have a... continue

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26 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News
£50 million for creating places and spaces that make it easier for people to be active

£50 million for creating places and spaces that make it easier for people to be active

Launching on Tuesday 26 January, Uniting the Movement runs through to 2031 but is most immediately focused on helping the people and organisations delivering grassroots sport and physical activity to cope with the pressure of the pandemic. As well as announcing our new 10-year vision, we’re also making £50 million available to... continue

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26 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News
Integrate transport, active / shared modes and land use planning to reach 2050 net zero targets, says study

Integrate transport, active / shared modes and land use planning to reach 2050 net zero targets, says study

A place-based approach which prioritises measures to reduce the need to travel and encourages people to shift to more active, public and shared modes of transport must be adopted in order to reach net zero emissions targets, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has said. In a new report, Net Zero Transport: the role of spatial planning and place-based solutions, the Institute warns that unless urgent action is taken to... continue

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Birmingham seeks transport CO2 expert

Birmingham City Council is to appoint at least one officer and possibly more to specialise in transport decarbonisation. Says the council: “We require at least one full-time lead role that will focus on research, action development, and coordination of the transport decarbonisation work with... continue

24 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

Derby junction upgrades approved

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has granted a Development Consent Order for major improvements to three roundabout junctions on the A38 in Derby: the A38/A5111 Kingsway; the A38/A52 Markeaton; and the  A38/A61 Little Eaton. ... continue

24 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

HE prepares to rebuild Cambs jctn

Highways England is to commence construction of the A47/A141 Guyhirn junction improvement scheme in Cambridgeshire next month. The £14m project will see the roundabout capacity improved with two lanes on all approach roads. Works should be completed next April.... continue

24 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

Phased delivery of free flow ‘cuts evasion’

The phased implementation of free-flow tolling for the Tyne Tunnels is ensuring a lower proportion of non-payments than was seen where the change happened overnight – such as the Dartford Crossings – says Transport North East. To prepare for the removal of toll booths on the Tyne Tunnel... continue

24 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News
Cost of WMCA’s five new rail stations climbs above £115m

Cost of WMCA’s five new rail stations climbs above £115m

The estimated cost of building five rail stations in the West Midlands conurbation has risen from £70m to £117m. The West Midland Combined Authority’s board last week approved the full business cases for... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

John Siraut

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John Siraut: Reversing Beeching

The Government has invited proposals to re-open stations and railway lines across the country that were closed in the 1960s and...

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22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today Comment

Longer appraisal ‘at odds with Treasury’

The dft’s proposal to extend the appraisal period beyond 60 years goes “against the spirit” of the Treasury’s Green Book reforms, a consultant has said. Consultant Steer makes the comment in its response to the DfT’s consultation on lengthening the appraisal period... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

NR’s project abilities ‘average’

Network Rail has much room for improvement in how it specifies capital investment, says a report for the Office of Rail and Road. The ORR asked consultant Nichols to assess the performance of NR’s five regions in preparing project business cases for renewals and enhancements. By conducting... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

Pantograph charging for W Mids buses

The West Midlands Combined Authority is to install a pantograph charger for battery electric buses in Wolverhampton. Suppliers have been invited to tender for a framework contract to supply pantograph chargers. The framework has an initial term of four years but with the potential for two further... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

New body needed for cross-border transport planning – Greengauge

The Government’s Union Connectivity Review, chaired by Sir Peter Hendy, is expected to publish its interim report in the coming weeks, ahead of a final report this summer.  A consultation exercise held in November invited responses by the 30 December.  Greengauge 21’s... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

App directs drivers to cheap fuel

A new app for motorists shows the best fuel prices in their area, the location of electric vehicle charge points, car washes, and car parks with more than 25 spaces. The algorithm in the free myAutomate app presents fuel prices in order of distance, allowing the user to decide if the best price is... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

WMCA employs Steer for rail strategy

The West Midlands Combined Authority has appointed consultant Steer to help prepare a rail strategy for the conurbation. ... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

Contingency plans for May elections

The UK Government and devolved administrations in Scotland and Wales have prepared contingency plans for delaying the 6 May elections because of Covid-19. ... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News
Brian Cox

Brian Cox

Brian Cox, who died last week, was... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News
Palmer asks GCP to study his preferred alignment for CAM

Palmer asks GCP to study his preferred alignment for CAM

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has formally asked the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP) to consider another alignment for the Cambourne to Cambridge rapid transit route, which is a core part of the... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

Three selected to prepare CAM designs

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has selected three suppliers to prepare conceptual designs for the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM) project. They are:  Dromos Technologies: the Munich-based firm develops autonomous systems for urban passenger and freight. Dromos is... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

Mayor endorses SE Cambridge transit

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority mayor James Palmer has broadly backed the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s south-east Cambridge bus rapid transit project, which will form part of the mayor’s Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM) project. The scheme, estimated to cost... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

WECA advances rapid transit works

The West of England Combined Authority is promising a public consultation this summer on plans for a rapid transit network across the conurbation, including into the North Somerset Council area that is not currently a member of WECA. Route options are being studied over the next few months, with a... continue

22 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News

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