Modelling World 2019: Jacobs supports delegate places for students

Modelling World 2019: Jacobs supports delegate places for students

Modelling World 2019, 4 & 5 June, Birmingham: Supported delegate places for students Our event partner Jacobs is kindly sponsoring 10 full delegate places for students who are interested in... continue

25 May 2019Local Transport Today News

New bike hire for Nottingham

Nottingham City Council is to introduce a new bike hire scheme, funded with a slice of the city’s recently awarded Transforming Cities Fund grant. Nottingham’s existing Citycard Cycles bike hire scheme features just 40 bikes and seven docking stations, and is operated by the council... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

HE consults on M54-M6 link road

Highways England is consulting on building a link road between the M54 and M6 in the West Midlands. The M54 merges with the M6 southbound at junction 10a but northbound travellers must leave the motorway network and take other routes to connect with the M6 northbound at junction 11 or 12 or the M6... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

TfWM to outlaw vaping on buses

Vaping will be banned on bus services and at bus stations and bus stops in the West Midlands under a new byelaw proposed by Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM). Other proposals include prohibiting the playing of loud music or creating noise that disturbs other passengers’ journeys, and... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
Amey LG seeks exit route from  Birmingham PFI road contract

Amey LG seeks exit route from Birmingham PFI road contract

Andrew Forster

Birmingham City Council is trying to reach an agreement... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
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Four suppliers for Midlands Alliance

The Midlands Highways Alliance has announced the four suppliers on its new professional services partnership (‘PSP3’) framework, which could be worth up to £70m over four years. The firms on Lot one (professional services) are AECOM and Amey Consulting. The firms on Lot two... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Immense wins HE road contract

The Connected Places Catapult has awarded Immense Simulations a contract to develop a decision support tool to help Highways England manage the motorways in the West Midland conurbation (the ‘Birmingham Box’). The software will be installed at HE’s West Midlands regional control... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
Sunday Times warns Scots against workplace parking levy proposals

Sunday Times warns Scots against workplace parking levy proposals

On 26 May Sunday Times columnist Gillian Bowditch was strongly critical of plans to give Scottish councils powers to introduce workplace parking levies. “At the risk of sounding like a poor girl’s Jeremy Clarkson, the newly proposed workplace... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today Media Monitor
Government directs Coventry to install class D charging CAZ

Government directs Coventry to install class D charging CAZ

Andrew Forster

The Government’s decision to instruct Coventry City... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Notts reviews functions of Via EM

Nottinghamshire County Council is reviewing the activities undertaken by its highways and fleet management company Via East Midlands Ltd.  Via was formed as a joint venture between Nottinghamshire and Cornwall Council in 2016 but Nottinghamshire bought out Cornwall’s 51 per cent... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Midland rail upgrade ‘won’t help London’

A project to upgrade the railway between Felixstowe and Nuneaton may not deliver any meaningful reduction in freight trains running through London, says Transport for London. The project could in theory allow more container trains to/from Felixstowe port to run via the cross-country route rather... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Wingfield joins PWLC Projects

John Paddington has joined Transport for the West Midlands to work on technologies such as driverless cars, mobility as a service (MaaS), and 5G. He joins from Conigital Group, where he was a senior project manager.... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today People

Lincoln parking team helps prevent a suicide

The City of Lincoln Council’s parking team were involved in preventing a woman committing suicide on 8 March.  The woman had scaled anti-climb barriers on one of the city’s car parks, and was swaying on the edge 14 floors up. Parking supervisor Aaron Joyce and civil enforcement... continue

8 May 2019Parking Review News
Workplace parking levy on radar after Leicester mayor re-elected

Workplace parking levy on radar after Leicester mayor re-elected

The prospect of a workplace parking levy being introduced in Leicester has become firmer following Labour’s Sir Peter Soulsby being re-elected as the city’s mayor for a third time. Sir Peter’s first choice votes tally of 51,444 saw him... continue

8 May 2019Parking Review News

Man who assaulted CEO fined

A man who attacked a civil enforcement officer in the West Midlands has been fined and received a suspended prison sentence. On 1 November 2018 a penalty charge notice was issued to car for parking in a residents-only bay in Poplar Road, Bearwood. The penalty was issued by a civil enforcement... continue

8 May 2019Parking Review News
Multi-vendor parking in Cambridgeshire

Multi-vendor parking in Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire has launched a multi-vendor parking service whereby three cashless solutions will be offered at each location.  Cambridgeshire is... continue

5 May 2019Parking Review Products & Services

1,900-space MSCP planned for Smethwick

Homes and shops served by 1,900 parking spaces could be built as part of a £60m project near the new Midland Metropolitan Hospital in Smethwick. Developers MHBL have submitted proposals, which include 159 one and two-bedroom apartments for rent, on brownfield land off London Street. MHBL said... continue

5 May 2019Parking Review News

New 100-space car park for Stafford town centre

Stafford Borough Council is planning to create a 100 car park for workers in the town centre. The council has bought land at Fairway to provide more parking for town workers and an existing car park at Riverway, next to the bowling green and Stafford Town Football Club, will be used to provide a... continue

5 May 2019Parking Review News
Corby shopping centre's eyesore multi-storey replaced by surface car park

Corby shopping centre's eyesore multi-storey replaced by surface car park

Encouraging customers to visit high streets is vital to ensuring the sustainability of town centres, which face competition from both out-of-town and online retailers. Tired and unattractive shops, rundown streets and uninviting car parks do little to attract people into a town centre. This... continue

5 May 2019Parking Review News

APCOA wins Stafford council parking contract

APCOA Parking (UK) has been awarded a new five-year contract to provide off-street enforcement services on behalf of Stafford Borough Council. A competitive tendering process saw APCOA secure the contract, which had been held by incumbents OCS since 2008. The new contract, which came into effect on... continue

4 May 2019Parking Review News

Fake disabled bays painted in parking row

Unofficial disabled bays on a street in Birmingham have been painted by a contractor for cash. There are about 16 disabled bays on Clarence Road in Sparkhill, but not all are believed to be genuine. Parking problems in the area have seen residents place wheelie bins and cones in spaces, according... continue

4 May 2019Parking Review News

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