Woman accuses meet & greet firm of taking her BMW for a (long) ride

Patrick McDonnell

A woman who left her BMW with an airport meet & greet parking firm returned to find it had been driven nearly 500 miles and issued with a parking fine while she was away.  The car owner Zoe... continue

20 Nov 2018Parking Review News
Design of new Liverpool multi-storey unveiled

Design of new Liverpool multi-storey unveiled

A 1,640-space car park is to be built by Liverpool City Council to replace the King’s Dock multi-storey destroyed by fire on New Year’s Eve. The new car park will... continue

10 Dec 2018Parking Review News
NCP car wash cleans up for mental health charity

NCP car wash cleans up for mental health charity

Staff at NCP Moorfields car park have raised more than £700 for Liverpool-based national mental health charity Chasing the Stigma by rolling up their sleeves and running a regular... continue

3 Dec 2018Parking Review News

­­Ministers mull Yorkshire’s new submission on mayor-led CA

Andrew Forster

The Government says it will not be rushed into making a decision on a new submission from council leaders in Yorkshire calling for an elected mayor-led Yorkshire Combined Authority to be in place by May 2020. The original plan was submitted to Government earlier this year by the ‘One... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Sheffield proposes Class C+ charging CAZ for city centre

Sheffield proposes Class C+ charging CAZ for city centre

Andrew Forster

Sheffield City Council has announced plans to introduce... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
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West Yorks CA puts light rail network back on the agenda

West Yorks CA puts light rail network back on the agenda

Andrew Forster

Proposals for a light rail network serving Leeds and... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

West Yorks wants voluntary bus deal

West Yorkshire Combined Authority wants to agree a ‘bus alliance’ (or voluntary partnership) with operators to take bus policy forward over the next three years (2019-2021). Dave Pearson, WYCA’s director of transport services, told councillors: “It is proposed that, in the... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

North of Tyne CA formed

The North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) covering Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland has been formally established. Its creation follows the collapse of a plan to elect a mayor to lead the North East Combined Authority (NECA) because of opposition from councils south of the Tyne. NECA... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

A concessionary bus pass opened my eyes to another world

Arthur Kaufman

When my elderly Polo failed its MOT because of multiple defects, I decided to give public transport a try.  Not only were driving and road rage becoming increasingly stressful, there was also the financial benefit of my concessionary travel pass, which was a real bonus when compared to the... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Cumbria latest to eye unitary status

Cumbria County Council wants to work with the Government on replacing the current two-tier model of local government in the county with a unitary structure.  Cumbria’s leader, Stewart Young, told colleagues he would ask local government secretary James Brokenshire for the... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Official: Metrolink does not believe in monsters

Official: Metrolink does not believe in monsters

Patrick McDonnell

Nuisance behaviour on the Manchester Metrolink trams could soon be hit with fines of up to £1,000, says Transport for Greater Manchester... continue

12 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Teenagers jailed for Manchester Metrolink attack

Patrick McDonnell

Three teenagers from Oldham who repeatedly kicked a man as he lay in a pool of blood at a tram stop on Manchester’s Metrolink have been jailed. A man in his 40s was getting off the tram at Freehold Metrolink stop on the Oldham and Rochdale Line on Thursday 8 March when the three youths... continue

12 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Wirral works with NSL and JustPark

Wirral works with NSL and JustPark

Wirral Council has confirmed that NSL will continue to run the council’s parking enforcement regime for the next five years, with... continue

10 Nov 2018Parking Review Products & Services
Greater Manchester may need charging CAZ

Greater Manchester may need charging CAZ

One or more charging clean air zones (CAZs) may be implemented in Greater Manchester after modelling suggested the area’s air quality problem is worse... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Highways England consults on Whitehaven options

Highways England has launched a six-week consultation on options for relieving traffic problems on the A595 in Whitehaven, Cumbria. The ‘high level’ proposed solutions identified include improving the existing road, constructing a bypass and improving the A595 between major employment... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
High chance of legal challenge to charging CAZ, says Leeds

High chance of legal challenge to charging CAZ, says Leeds

Andrew Forster

Leeds City Council is proposing short-term exemptions... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

No need for charging CAZ, says Derby City Council

Derby City Council has ruled out introducing a charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ), despite being one of the five cities the Government initially said must introduce one to comply with the EU limit value on nitrogen dioxide. Derby, Leeds, Birmingham, Nottingham and Southampton were named in a 2015... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Metro track doubling is NECA’s top priority

Doubling three single track sections of the Tyne and Wear Metro is the North East Combined Authority’s top priority for enhancing the network.  Outlining ambitions for the Metro to play a bigger role in meeting the area’s transport needs, Tobyn Hughes, NECA’s managing... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Mayor wants more trains to Redcar

Manchester Airport to Middlesbrough train services could be extended to Redcar and Saltburn under plans being developed by Tees Valley Combined Authority (led by Conservative mayor Ben Houchen), train operator TransPennine Express, and sub-national transport body Transport for the North. The change... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Extra £37m for Powerhouse Rail

Transport for the North is to receive an extra £37m from the Treasury to develop the Northern Powerhouse Rail proposals for new and upgraded rail lines to connect the North’s major cities. The funding builds on £300m previously committed to ensure HS2 infrastructure can... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Kirkman joins SYSTRA from Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Kirkman joins SYSTRA from Liverpool City Region Combined Authority

Darren Kirkman (pictured) has joined consultant SYSTRA as an associate in its Manchester office, where he will focus on growing the company’s transport planning business in the North West. He was previously lead officer for freight and logistics at the... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today People

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