Council delays plans to install more parking spaces in Newark

Council delays plans to install more parking spaces in Newark

Deniz Huseyin

Plans to increase parking capacity in Newark, Nottinghamshire, by cutting down mature trees and building on green space have been delayed after local protests. Conservative led... continue

8 Apr 2019Parking Review News

Midlands Connect calls for big road spend

Midlands Connect wants the Government to agree a long-term funding plan for upgrading key trunk roads in the region. The shadow sub-national transport body is devising investment programmes for the A46, A5 and A50/A500 corridors that are expected to take ten to 20 years to deliver. It says the... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Notts buys Cornwall’s share of Via East Mids

Nottinghamshire County Council has completed the purchase of Cornwall Council’s majority shareholding in highways service provider Via East Midlands for £5m. Via was launched in July 2016.  Nottinghamshire owned 49 per cent and Corserv, a company owned by Cornwall Council, owned 51... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

TfWM appoints expert modelling framework

Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM) has appointed experts to a four-year modelling advisory service framework for the provision of advice on traffic forecasting, modelling and appraisal.   The selected individuals will provide advice on transport and land-use modelling, such as advising on... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Puzzling over Nottingham’s public transport network

Roger Sexton Nottingham NG1

The anonymous letter in the last issue regarding cuts in Nottingham City Council’s tendered bus services has left me very puzzled. Initially I had some sympathy with the suggestion that non-emergency patient and school transport movements should be integrated with the tendered transport... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today Comment
Leicester should have workplace parking levy, says Mayor Soulsby

Leicester should have workplace parking levy, says Mayor Soulsby

Deniz Huseyin

Mayor of Leicester Sir Peter Soulsby has set out his intention... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Notts leads East Mids HIF roads bid

Nottinghamshire County Council has submitted a £76.5m bid to the forward funding stream of the Government’s Housing Infrastructure Fund for roads to support new housing. Nottinghamshire is leading the bid with Derby City Council, Derbyshire County Council, and the districts of... continue

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

TfWM sets out programme for area’s Future Mobility Zone

Andrew Forster
29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News
Nottingham cuts Link network but retains most of E-bus fleet

Nottingham cuts Link network but retains most of E-bus fleet

Andrew Forster

Nottingham City Council says its fleet of electric buses... continue

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

We’ll meet NO2 limit by 2021, says Birmingham City Council

The Government expects Birmingham City Council’s air quality action plan to deliver compliance with the EU annual mean nitrogen dioxide limit “by 2021 at the latest”.  The Department for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs this month approved Birmingham’s action... continue

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Nottingham’s bus service cuts are a political choice

Name and address withheld

I note from Nottingham City Council’s Transport for Nottingham website – ironically branded ‘Keeping Nottingham Moving’ – that significant cuts are imminent to its tendered bus network. These will mothball around half of its electric bus fleet (The council says seven... continue

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today Comment
Block rail freight plans, says Northants

Block rail freight plans, says Northants

Northamptonshire County Council is urging transport secretary Chris Grayling to block proposals for two new strategic rail freight interchanges (SRFI) on land... continue

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News
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25 Mar 2019Parking Review News
Steam railway unveils its new car park

Steam railway unveils its new car park

A new car park has been opened at a steam railway’s station just in time for the start of its 2019 season. The Broadway Railway Station car park... continue

22 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Greater Anglia enhances station cycle parking security

Train company Greater Anglia is improving cycle parking security at 13 of its stations following a review of facilities across its network. The train operator is spending £7,500 in security improvements, including installing tamper-proof fixtures and fittings on single bike stands and... continue

22 Mar 2019Parking Review News
Jaguar Land Rover installs EV charging outlets at Gaydon engineering centre

Jaguar Land Rover installs EV charging outlets at Gaydon engineering centre

Jaguar Land Rover has installed 166 smart charging outlets for electric vehicles at its Gaydon engineering centre. The outlets are for use by employees to encourage uptake of electric vehicles. Charging points will also be installed in the visitors’ car park, so visitors can take advantage of... continue

22 Mar 2019Parking Review News
Vehicle-to-grid platform tested at Aston University

Vehicle-to-grid platform tested at Aston University

The mechanisms by which electric vehicles can feed surplus energy back into the power grid or specific buildings are being studied at Aston University. VIGIL is a control platform for both... continue

22 Mar 2019Parking Review News

InclusivEV electric vehicle sharing project launches in Solihull

A pan-European project that aims to widen access to electric vehicles (EVs) through an affordable car sharing scheme has launched its first demonstration site in Solihull, West Midlands. InclusivEV addresses the issues facing city neighbourhoods by increasing accessibility to EVs. Through urban car... continue

22 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Wireless charging for electric taxis trialled

A project to develop wireless electric vehicle (EV) charging funded by Innovate UK has been launched. The WiCET (Wireless Charging for Electric Taxis) consortium will demonstrate the financial, operational and technical benefits of wireless charging for electric taxis and emergency service... continue

22 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Birmingham supermarket car park fire damages 10 vehicles

Ten cars were damaged in a fire at a supermarket car park in Birmingham. West Midlands Fire Service crews attended the blaze at the Morrisons store on Hagley Road just after 3.30pm on 23 February. The store was evacuated and one man was treated for the effects of breathing in smoke. The fire was... continue

22 Mar 2019Parking Review News

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