Transport projects to benefit from £1.7bn Transforming Cities Fund

Transport projects to benefit from £1.7bn Transforming Cities Fund

Deniz Huseyin

A £1.7bn Transforming Cities Fund to improve transport links and promote local growth within city regions was announced today by the government. This will include a £250m project to... continue

20 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
British Parking Awards entry deadline extended to 8 January 2018

British Parking Awards entry deadline extended to 8 January 2018

The winners of the British Parking Awards 2018 will be revealed at a gala ceremony held in London during March by the comedian Lucy Porter. The competition is free to enter and, as is now traditional, the deadline for submissions has been extended to... continue

12 Dec 2017Parking Review News
Kettering General Hospital deck completed

Kettering General Hospital deck completed

Patrick McDonnell

Kettering General Hospital’s new car parking deck opened on 1 December. The new deck provides 240 additional car... continue

11 Dec 2017Parking Review News

Geo-fencing could play a part in West Mids bike share

Sandeep Shingadia Head of programme development Transport for West Midlands Birmingham B19

In response to your article entitled ‘We don’t want dockless bikeshare in the West Mids, says TfWM’ (LTT10 Nov), I would like to highlight the positive opportunities that will arise out of this scheme: • The tender is open for any bikeshare operator to apply • The West... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today Comment

City seeks hydrogen bus operator

Birmingham City Council is inviting bus operators to bid for the contract to operate, manage, maintain a fleet of at least 20 hydrogen buses (LTT 13 Oct). The seven-year contract would commence on 1 March 2018 and run to 28 February 2025. The buses will be delivered in March 2019.... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

West Mids CA issues bike share tender

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has launched the procurement for a conurbation-wide bike share scheme with a minimum of 3,000 bikes.  Tenders are being invited by 23 January for the contract, which will commence on 31 March and run for five years, to 30 March 2023. The contract can... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News

£30m for HS2 road safety measures

The DfT has awarded £30m to local authorities along the route of the London to West Midlands high-speed line to spend on road safety measures such as traffic calming, pedestrian crossings, and junction improvements. The funds will be spent in 13 areas, to minimise the impact of HS2... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News

Extra cash for station upgrade

A funding package could be agreed this week for the Wolverhampton Interchange project, which has been hit by a huge cost escalation.  The project’s original budget was £51.8m but the latest estimate is £81.8m – a £30m or 58% increase.  The works include... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News

Using NR for rail works is too risky – Coventry

Appointing Network Rail to build a new platform and footbridge at Coventry’s railway station presents an unacceptable risk of cost overruns and delays, Coventry City Council has concluded.  Coventry’s critical comments about NR’s abilities are similar to remarks made last... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News
Coventry reveals more details of Very Light Rail ambitions

Coventry reveals more details of Very Light Rail ambitions

Andrew Forster

Coventry City Council has given more details of its plans... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News
Shortland is Bedford’s highways chief

Shortland is Bedford’s highways chief

Jon Shortland (pictured) has joined Bedford Borough Council as chief officer for planning and highways. He has spent the last ten years in the... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today People
Resident demands paramedics on call to move their ‘van’

Resident demands paramedics on call to move their ‘van’

Mark Moran

West Midlands Ambulance Service tweeted a note telling... continue

5 Dec 2017Parking Review News
Chargemaster wins £2m Nottingham electric vehicle charging point contract

Chargemaster wins £2m Nottingham electric vehicle charging point contract

Mark Moran

Chargemaster has been awarded a £2m contract by Nottingham City... continue

29 Nov 2017Parking Review News

WMCA and districts plan air quality MoU

The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) has explained how air quality responsibilities will be shared with constituent/non-constituent authorities.  The WMCA functions order gives the combined authority the same air quality powers and responsibilities as local authorities under the... continue

24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Staffs to scrap demand responsive network

Staffordshire County Council is to withdraw all dial-a-ride bus services and concentrate subsidy on conventional services.  The council consulted earlier this year on four options for cutting £1.4m from the £2.7m tendered services budget: 1. A revised supported bus service network... continue

24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Prize for best design of driverless road

The National Infrastructure Commission (NIC) is to run a prize competition to identify how road-building should adapt to the advent of driverless cars. The news came as the Chancellor, Philip Hammond, said he wanted fully driverless cars on the UK’s roads by 2021. In this week’s Budget,... continue

24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Van der Velde heads West Midlands rail

Jan Chaudhry-van der Velde has been appointed managing director of West Midlands Trains, the company that will take over the West Midlands rail franchise on 10 December. He joins from Merseyrail, where he has been managing director since 2015. Andy Heath has been appointed Merseyrail’s new... continue

24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today People

Shaw leads WMCA’s network resilience

Anne Shaw is now director of network resilience at the West Midlands Combined Authority. She was assistant director of transportation and connectivity at Birmingham City Council. ... continue

24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today People
Loughborough council sites receive safer parking and disabled parking awards

Loughborough council sites receive safer parking and disabled parking awards

Mark Moran

All five council-run car parks in Loughborough town centre have secured the... continue

17 Nov 2017Parking Review News
National Infrastructure Commission calls for major investment in transport links between Oxford and Cambridge

National Infrastructure Commission calls for major investment in transport links between Oxford and Cambridge

Mark Moran

Improving local transport connections between Oxford and Cambridge could lead to the creation of both new... continue

17 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

North East Lincs set to nearly halve the cost of resident permits

Patrick McDonnell

The cost of residents’ annual parking permits in North East Lincolnshire could fall by nearly half if the council adopts the recommendations of transport consultancy Systra. This follows a major review of parking, car parks, pricing and strategy in Grimsby and Cleethorpes. The cost of a... continue

16 Nov 2017Parking Review News

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