Queen's Speech: HS2 to Crewe, transport sector concern over exclusion of Crossrail 2

Queen's Speech: HS2 to Crewe, transport sector concern over exclusion of Crossrail 2

Lee Baker

The Queen's Speech confirmed that the Government will bring forward further legislation on HS2, but was silent on Crossrail 2, sparking alarm in the transport sector. The Charted Institute of Logistics and Transport welcomed the inclusion in the... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

TravelSpirit pilots MaaS openness index

A method for assessing the openness of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) projects, has been launched by TravelSpirit.  The Openness Index for Mobility as a Service scores projects from level 1 (a closed system) to 5 (most open). Scores are given for different aspects of the MaaS system such as... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
West Midlands to pilot UK’s first multi-modal MaaS app

West Midlands to pilot UK’s first multi-modal MaaS app

Deniz Huseyin

The UK’s first Mobility as a Service (MaaS)... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Major road network for Midlands probed

The Midlands Connect partnership of local authorities and local enterprise partnerships is to identify a ‘major road network’ (MRN) for the area, combining Highways England roads and the most important local authority roads. Consultants will be appointed to devise an MRN and assess it... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Councils procure rail framework

Coventry, Solihull and Warwickshire councils are procuring a two-year framework for consultancy support on rail projects. The contract will run to 17 August 2019. The closing date for submissions is 17 July.... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Northants prepares unitary case

Northamptonshire County Council is to submit a business case to Government for replacing the county’s two-tier structure of local government with a unitary Northamptonshire council. Said council leader Heather Smith: “I have asked officers to start working on a unitary council business... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Councils’ CAZ work concerns FirstGroup

FirstGroup has expressed concern about how some councils are going about investigating the case for charging Clean Air Zones. The original air quality plan identified five cities as needing a charging CAZ: Derby, Nottingham, Leeds, Birmingham and Southampton. The revised draft plan identifies 40... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
Milton Keynes set to open electric vehicle experience

Milton Keynes set to open electric vehicle experience

Milton Keynes Council hopes its new electric vehicle (EV) showroom will enable visitors to discuss all elements of owning and running an electric vehicle, as well as test a range of cars on local roads. Funded... continue

22 Jun 2017Parking Review News
Nottingham workplace parking levy and Birmingham bike scheme share environmental award

Nottingham workplace parking levy and Birmingham bike scheme share environmental award

Mark Moran

Nottingham City Council’s pioneering scheme to transform the city by funding... continue

13 Jun 2017Parking Review News

M6 Toll traffic continues to grow

Weekday traffic levels on the M6 Toll in the West Midlands rose by more than 6% in January-March this year compared with the same period last year, according to the latest quarterly statistics. Average weekday traffic grew from 47,813 to 50,849 – 6.3%. Weekend traffic rose 2.3%, from 29,713... continue

9 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

TfWM explores public bike hire

Transport for the West Midlands is exploring a cycle hire scheme for the conurbation, with the first phase focused on Birmingham and Wolverhampton. TfWM is to appoint consultants to study operational models that should not require public subsidy. The target for implementation is spring/summer next... continue

9 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Change of control at M6 Toll

Macquarie has exited the M6 Toll road in the West Midlands after the road’s debt was purchased by a new team of lenders led by Australian pension fund manager IFM Investors. The new lenders have exercised a ‘golden share call option’ in Peregrine Motorways Ltd, the parent company... continue

9 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News
Coventry's Lower Precinct car park receives Park Mark

Coventry's Lower Precinct car park receives Park Mark

The recently upgraded car park at the Lower Precinct shopping centre in Coventry has retained its Park Mark status. Last autumn a Triflex system was installed to waterproof the rooftop as well as the relining of... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News
West Midlands NHS trust seeks to operate fair parking policy

West Midlands NHS trust seeks to operate fair parking policy

Parking is an emotive and potentially sensitive aspect of hospital life, but an NHS trust in the West Midlands is working to take the stress out of finding a space. Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust faced a parking conundrum... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review Features
Three city centre car parks are being upgraded this summer

Three city centre car parks are being upgraded this summer

Three Cambridge City Council car parks are undergoing improvements throughout the summer as part of a £1.2m investment programme.  The car parks being upgraded are The Grand Arcade, Queen Anne Terrace and Grafton... continue

28 May 2017Parking Review News

Daventry calculates saved lorry miles

The operator of the Daventry Intermodal Rail Freight Terminal (DIRFT) in the Midlands has published an estimate for how many lorry miles the trains remove from the road network. The release of data by WH Malcolm follows the Government’s recent decision to reduce the subsidy given to support... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today News

Birmingham borrows on bus lane revenue

Birmingham City Council is to use bus lane enforcement income to pay back prudential borrowing for transport improvements. The council has identified road and bridge projects to be funded by prudential borrowing and proposes annual repayments of £486,000 from surplus bus lane enforcement... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today News

Northants explains managing agent plan for place services

Andrew Forster

Northamptonshire County Council has revealed more details of its proposed joint venture with a private sector partner to deliver the council’s place-based services, including transport.  An engagement day for companies interested in bidding for the ten-year ‘managing agent... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today News
Ciaburro leads Northants transport CIC

Ciaburro leads Northants transport CIC

Tony Ciaburro (pictured) has taken up three new posts after stepping down as Northamptonshire County Council’s corporate director for place... continue

26 May 2017Local Transport Today People

First annual survey of Mobility as a Service (MaaS) in the UK to be published by Landor LINKS

Landor LINKS

The 32-page report, to be released in July, will map Mobility as a Service developments in the UK, surveying the organisations providing technology and data to enable MaaS, and looking at plans to pilot MaaS in towns and cities. While focusing on the UK, the report will include international... continue

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