'Beelines' set to spread in Greater Manchester

'Beelines' set to spread in Greater Manchester

Deniz Huseyin
27 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News
17 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Visitor bus service for Peak District

The Peak District National Park Authority is inviting bus operators to bid to operate a summertime visitor route in the Hope Valley, connecting with trains on the  Manchester to Sheffield Hope Valley line. The three-year contract for the Edale Explorer requires the service to operate 42 days... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
Zebra regulations pose barrier to Gtr Manchester cycle plans

Zebra regulations pose barrier to Gtr Manchester cycle plans

Andrew Forster

Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) is calling for... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
Free bus travel for Greater Manchester youths

Free bus travel for Greater Manchester youths

Greater Manchester Combined Authority is to fund free bus travel for 16-18 year olds.  The Opportunity Pass, championed by the conurbation’s Labour mayor Andy Burnham,... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
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Yorkshire councils explore new options for devolution

Councils in Yorkshire are exploring what they call “interim” options for devolution, while keeping the ultimate goal of an elected mayor and combined authority covering all of Yorkshire on the table.  Eighteen of Yorkshire’s local authorities and Sheffield City Region mayor... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
Sheffield City Region CA seeks active travel director to work with Storey

Sheffield City Region CA seeks active travel director to work with Storey

British Paralympian Dame Sarah Storey (pictured) has been appointed active travel commissioner at the Sheffield City Region Combined Authority, which is led by Labour elector mayor Dan Jarvis. Storey is Britain’s most successful female Paralympian, having won 14 gold medals in... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today People

Ashton-under-Lyne suspends phone parking after complaints from traders

A phone parking payment system introduced in Ashton-under-Lyne, Greater Manchester, at the end of last year has been suspended after traders complained it was affecting business. The RingGo cashless payment system was launched in November 2018, covering 140 spaces in the town centre. Tameside... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Lancs-Yorks road study

Highways England has announced a £300,000 study into improving road connections between the M65 in east Lancashire and Yorkshire. The study will consider what enhancements could be made to the road network between Colne, where the M65 ends, and communities such as Skipton, Keighley and... continue

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News
Reports of Transpennine rail upgrade plans trouble WYCA

Reports of Transpennine rail upgrade plans trouble WYCA

Andrew Forster

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has voiced concern... continue

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Stagecoach trials driverless bus

The UK’s first trial of a full-size autonomous bus is underway at Stagecoach’s Sharston depot in Manchester, in a project involving the operator, bus manufacturer Alexander Dennis Ltd, and Fusion Processing. Fusion’s CAVstar® control and sensing system has been fitted to a... continue

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Tees Valley consults on new Tees bridge

The Tees Valley Combined Authority is running a public consultation on a plan for a new road crossing of the River Tees. The consultation presents two options for the A19 crossing in the vicinity of the Tees Viaduct that carries the existing A19 trunk road. The CA says the existing crossing suffers... continue

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Siemens wins Leeds CAZ contract

Leeds City Council has awarded Siemens Mobility Ltd the contract to design, supply, install, operate and maintain the city’s Class B charging clean air zone. The contract includes the installation of Siemens’ Sicore II ANPR cameras at over 100 junctions. ... continue

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

First York orders 21 electric double deckers

York will soon be home to one of the biggest fleets of double deck electric buses outside London, thanks to investment by First York using funding secured by the City of York Council from the Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV). Optare will deliver 21 vehicles to First York by October. The... continue

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News
Burnham under fire from local paper for poor state of Manchester’s buses

Burnham under fire from local paper for poor state of Manchester’s buses

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today Media Monitor
Audit lifts lid on Derby road debacle

Audit lifts lid on Derby road debacle

Andrew Forster

In the ‘frequently asked questions’ section of Derby City Council’s web pages for the A52... continue

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Gtr Manchester’s air quality bid to Government totals £256m

Andrew Forster

Greater Manchester’s local authorities are asking the Government for more than £250m to ensure roadside nitrogen dioxide concentrations are brought down to legal limits in the shortest possible time. The councils had previously announced they wanted £116m of Government support for... continue

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Lancs-Yorks road study

Highways England has announced a £300,000 study into improving road connections between the M65 in east Lancashire and Yorkshire. The study will consider what enhancements could be made to the road network between Colne, where the M65 ends, and communities such as Skipton, Keighley and... continue

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News
Why have our urban roads been left out of the MRN, asks WYCA

Why have our urban roads been left out of the MRN, asks WYCA

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is pressing the DfT for answers as to why some key roads in the conurbation have been omitted from the Major Road Network.  MRN?designation for a road?is significant as it opens up the opportunity... continue

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Siemens Mobility wins Leeds Clean Air Zone systems contract

Leeds City Council is developing a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) to reduce air pollution in the city, by encouraging businesses to transition to cleaner, lower emission vehicles. Within Leeds’ CAZ charging will only apply to the worst polluting heavy goods vehicles, coaches, buses, taxis and private... continue

27 Mar 2019Parking Review Products & Services
NSL adopts Flowbird Touch technology for Durham P&R sites

NSL adopts Flowbird Touch technology for Durham P&R sites

New multi-function touchscreen terminals have been installed at three park & ride sites in Durham. The Cale Web Terminal (CWT) Touch terminals from Flowbird have been acquired by the scheme operator NSL for use at the... continue

25 Mar 2019Parking Review News

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