Docked bike-hire scheme to be rolled out across the West Midlands

Docked bike-hire scheme to be rolled out across the West Midlands

Deniz Huseyin

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) has appointed nextbike to run the largest docked bike-share scheme in the UK outside London. More than 2,000 bikes will be available for hire in Birmingham,... continue

21 Mar 2018Local Transport Today News
Snow Hill public realm plan

Snow Hill public realm plan

Birmingham City Council is preparing a £16m public realm and traffic management programme for the... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Segregated bike lane for Birmingham

Construction has begun of a 2.5- mile two-way segregated cycle route on the A38 Bristol Road connecting Selly Oak and the University of Birmingham to the city centre. The track is being installed by Amey in the central reservation of the road.... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Rebranding for Midland Metro

The Midland Metro light rail network is to be rebranded the West Midlands Metro. The name change will coincide with Transport for the West Midlands’ new company Midland Metro Ltd taking over the operation and maintenance of the network from National Express in October.  ... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Slump in West Mids bus bids

Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM) has reported a slump in the level of competition for tendered bus services.  Only three operators submitted bids for the April 2018 tender round, with an average of 1.6 bids per contract. “In the previous tender round, October 2017, an average of... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

TfWM trials bus planning software

Transport for the West Midlands is conducting a one-year trial of bus service planning software developed by US firm Remix. Remix Planning enables users to test and visualise service and route scenarios, and understand their cost and demographic impacts. Edmund Salt, TfWM’s network... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Bedford praises route software

Bedford Borough Council has praised route planning software for helping to deliver savings to its education transport expenditure. The council uses the cloud-based QRoutes software. Chris Pettifer, Bedford’s chief officer for transport, said: “It used to take days or weeks to re-plan... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
Silcock joins Open Parking

Silcock joins Open Parking

Open Parking has appointed Sharon Silcock as its business development manager with responsibility for... continue

12 Apr 2018Parking Review News
Nextbike to deliver 5,000 bikes for W Mids dock-based system

Nextbike to deliver 5,000 bikes for W Mids dock-based system

Andrew Forster

Nextbike has won the contract to operate a dock-based bike... continue

3 Apr 2018Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Northants faces break-up, as ‘next generation’ model blasted

Andrew Forster

Northamptonshire County Council looks set to be broken up following the publication of a highly critical report into its management. The future of the council’s current procurement for a strategic joint venture for place-based services, including transport, is uncertain. A... continue

3 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Northants revises bus strategy

Northamptonshire County Council has amended its statutory bus strategy to reflect the recent decision to end all subsidised bus services (LTT16 Mar). Says the new strategy: “The county council has a duty to secure the provision of services it considers should be provided to supplement the... continue

3 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
Prices unveiled for West Mids MaaS subscription packages

Prices unveiled for West Mids MaaS subscription packages

Andrew Forster

Prices for the UK’s first Mobility as a Service... continue

3 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
30 Mar 2018Parking Review News
Wyre Forest adopts JustPark phone payment service

Wyre Forest adopts JustPark phone payment service

Mark Moran

Motorists in parts of Worcestershire can now use their phones to pay for parking in council-owned facilities. Wyre Forest District Council is... continue

30 Mar 2018Parking Review Products & Services

Midlands Highway Alliance reviewed

Leicestershire County Council is consulting on the structure of the next Midlands Highway Alliance professional services partnership 2 framework. The council wants to know if industry would support dividing the framework into lots and, if so, what they should cover. The framework includes: policy... continue

16 Mar 2018Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Five bidders for Gloucs highways

Gloucestershire County Council has invited five firms to bid for its highways term maintenance contract: Balfour Beatty, Griffiths, Ringway, Skanska, and Volker Highways. Tenders will be returned in April and a shortlist of three will be selected in May. Final tenders will be submitted in July with... continue

16 Mar 2018Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Earlier opening for VLR?

Coventry City Council wants to accelerate delivery of its Very Light Rail (VLR) project, with the first section of route open in time for the city’s UK City of Culture celebrations in 2021.  The first route is envisaged as running from the city centre to the railway station and then in a... continue

16 Mar 2018Local Transport Today News

Northants axes all bus subsidies

Northamptonshire County Council is to axe its entire £1.27m subsidy for bus services as one of a number of additional measures to address its financial crisis. Almost all spending on buses will cease this summer. The council had originally proposed cutting the bus services budget to... continue

16 Mar 2018Local Transport Today News

Average speed cams for Coventry

Coventry City Council is to introduce average speed cameras on two main roads: London Road, between Allard Way and the A46, and the A4600 Ansty Road. The council says inappropriate speed appears to be a contributory factor for some recent accidents on both roads. Coventry will become the third of... continue

16 Mar 2018Local Transport Today News

W Mids seeks further transport devolution

The West Midlands Combined Authority is to seek further transport freedoms and responsibilities through a new continuous process of devolution discussions with the Government. The devolution of Bus Service Operators Grant (BSOG) and changes to how the M6 Toll road operates are two items on the... continue

16 Mar 2018Local Transport Today News
Nottingham is charging ahead with electric vehicle charging

Nottingham is charging ahead with electric vehicle charging

Mark Daly

Nottingham is an Office for Low Emission Vehicles’... continue

15 Mar 2018Parking Review Features

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