1 Dec 2017Parking Review 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

Yorkshire Post questions Grayling’s commitment to rapid development of Crossrail for the North

On 1 December Yorkshire Post opinion editor Tom Richmond, a long-time critic of the current government’s attitude towards transport investment in the north of England (see LTT 4 Aug, for example), took another pot shot at the current transport secretary, Chris Grayling. “The... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today Media Monitor

Grayling bails out Stagecoach and Virgin on East Coast rail

The Government has agreed to allow Stagecoach and Virgin to exit the current East Coast franchise agreement three years early, in 2020, saving them from about £2bn in premium payments to the taxpayer. Transport secretary Chris Grayling announced last week that from 2020 the franchise would be... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News

NECA could survive North of Tyne break

The North East Combined Authority (NECA) will continue to exist but only covering four of the existing seven member authorities if the other three form a separate combined authority covering the North of Tyne, the Department for Communities and Local Government has confirmed. Ministers said last... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News

TfN seeks economic model

Transport for the North is procuring an economic and land- use model to help inform investment decisions.  A TfN spokeswoman told LTT that the model was intended to aid understanding  about the impact of improving transport connectivity on the economic geography of the north of England,... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News
Leeds proposes charging CAZ

Leeds proposes charging CAZ

Andrew Forster

Leeds City Council has announced plans for a charging Clean Air Zone covering... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News

Blackpool tram extension approved

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has approved Blackpool Council’s Transport and Works Act Order application to extend the Blackpool Tramway by a 600-metre spur off the promenade to serve Blackpool North rail station. ... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News

Sheffield suspends Uber’s private hire licence

Sheffield City Council has suspended Uber’s licence to operate private hire vehicles in the city. The council said the decision was made “after the current licence holder failed to respond to requests, made by our licensing team, about the management of Uber”. Uber can continue... continue

8 Dec 2017Local Transport Today News
Lancashire appoints Chargemaster to install 150 points

Lancashire appoints Chargemaster to install 150 points

Mark Moran

Chargemaster is to install 150 new electric vehicle... continue

29 Nov 2017Parking Review News

Traffic signals on M6-M62 slip road

Highways England is to install traffic signals on the slip road connecting the M6 to the M62 west of Manchester (M6 J21a/M62 J10). The signals will only operate in the morning peak. They will be complemented by mandatory variable speed limits and electronic information signs on the M62 between... continue

24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Route announced for A57 Mottram bypass

Highways England has announced the preferred route for the A57 Mottram bypass in Tameside, Greater Manchester. The new road will run from the M67 terminal roundabout to a new junction at A57(T) Mottram Moor, with a link from there to a new junction on the A57 at Brookfield. A statutory consultation... continue

24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Green light for new Metro trains

The Government is to award Nexus £337m for a new fleet of trains for the Tyne and Wear Metro. The funding, from the National Productivity Investment Fund, will be released over three years: £25m in 2019/20, £35m in 2020/21, and £265m in 2021/22.... continue

24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Blackpool tramway extension approved

Lancashire’s Local Enterprise Partnership has approved Blackpool Council’s plan to extend the Blackpool Tramway from the promenade at North Pier to Blackpool North railway station. The estimated outturn cost of the 550-metre twin-track extension is £23.4m, with the LEP... continue

24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

NECA defines a Key Route Network

The North East Combined Authority (NECA) is devising a key route network (KRN) of the area’s most important roads for moving people and freight.  Tobyn Hughes, NECA’s managing director (transport operations), explained how the KRN would sit with Highways England’s strategic... continue

24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

West Yorks CA vents frustration with NR

West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) has vented  frustration at Network Rail’s working practices on rail projects.  Melanie Corcoran, WYCA’s director of delivery, told councillors that the area had a number of rail improvements in the planning stages: rail park-and-ride;... continue

24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Powers laid to make TfN a statutory body

The Government has laid powers before Parliament to make Transport for the North England’s first statutory sub-national transport body.  From April next year, TfN will have powers to:  • produce a statutory transport strategy for the North, which the Government must formally... continue

24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
Mobike revises dockless bike share scheme in Manchester

Mobike revises dockless bike share scheme in Manchester

Andrew Forster

Dockless bike share operator Mobike is revising its... continue

24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Public to be polled on Sheffield devo offer

The public could decide the fate of Sheffield City Region’s devolution deal that features additional infrastructure funding,  more transport functions, and an elected mayor.  Barnsley and Doncaster councils are to hold separate community polls asking residents if they favour a... continue

24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Devolution deal for North of Tyne councils

An elected mayor with bus franchising powers could head-up local government north of River Tyne, the Government announced this week.  The Treasury said it had agreed a “minded to” devolution deal with the North of Tyne authorities – Newcastle City Council, North Tyneside and... continue

24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Bridges is Arup’s cities director

Tom Bridges is leaving his post as chief officer for economy and regeneration at Leeds City Council to join Arup as director of cities advisory.... continue

24 Nov 2017Local Transport Today People

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