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Go Charge launches to simplify public EV charging

Go Charge launches to simplify public EV charging

Motability Operations has launched Go Charge, an app designed to simplify public EV charging for its customers. Customers can use the Go Charge app to check which chargepoints are available in... continue

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22 May 2024Local Transport Today People
Winners of ITS UK’s essay competion announced

Winners of ITS UK’s essay competion announced

Alison Gibson and Anesu Jahura have been announced as the winners of Intelligent Transport Systems UK’s (ITS UK) Early Careers Essay Competition. Clearview... continue

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More Government support needed for local and inter-urban transport, NIC says

More Government support needed for local and inter-urban transport, NIC says

Peter Stonham

Failure to go further, faster over the next five years on plans for... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News
Rail plans for North and Midlands questioned

Rail plans for North and Midlands questioned

The NIC review includes new analysis on the railway network in the North and Midlands in light of the decision last autumn to cancel work on High Speed 2 north of... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News
22 May 2024Local Transport Today News
Wayve gets £1bn backing for self driving vehicles development

Wayve gets £1bn backing for self driving vehicles development

Peter Stonham

UK AI company Wayve has announced that it has secured a... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News

Catapult reports on progress from Innovate UK AI accelerator programme

Digital Catapult has announced that seven cutting-edge companies from across the country will join its High Growth AI Accelerator for transport, part of the Innovate UK BridgeAI programme to drive adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML). The new cohort will develop... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News
Lakes ready for better public transport to tackle visitor pressures, says study

Lakes ready for better public transport to tackle visitor pressures, says study

Peter Stonham

A survey to help support The Lake District National Park Partnership’s... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News

Plan to remove apostrophes from street signs ditched by North Yorkshire

Deniz Huseyin

North Yorkshire Council has scrapped plans to stop using apostrophes on new street signs after opposition from residents and language experts. The council had previously announced that future street signs would not include punctuation because of problems with geographical databases. The... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News

Councils given extra time on signals plans

English local authorities that will get £50m in DfT funding to repair traffic signals have been given an extra month to detail the schemes they intend to deliver. All eligible authorities received a share of £10m ‘automatic’ funding from the Traffic Signal Obsolescence Grant... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News

DfT releases new aviation forecasting and carbon emission modelling suite

Peter Stonham

The DfT has published an updated version of its modelling framework for UK aviation, including the transition to Jet Zero, and in creating the Sustainable Aviation Fuel mandate cost benefit analysis, and the provision of estimates for the expected range of aviation greenhouse gas emissions in... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News

Surface access model makes big cuts in value of time

The new aviation modelling document has made significant, but unexplained, reductions in the value of time used for passenger surface access to airports. It notes that the estimated time and money costs of accessing airports by road or rail help to determine passenger airport choice, and are thus a... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News

Virgin Trains makes bid for open access return to West Coast Main Line

Peter Stonham

Virgin Trains is hoping to return to running rail services on the West Coast route between London and Glasgow five years after losing the franchise. Virgin Group has confirmed that it has applied to the Office of Rail and Road, the regulator for an Open Access licence. Virgin Group said that it has... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News

Lancashire rolls out latest bus improvements from BSIP money

Peter Stonham

Cheaper bus fares on Sundays and for young people all week long are amongst new measures designed to increase the appeal of public transport in Lancashire with the deployment of Government support from Bus Service Improvement Plan funding. A dozen individual services are also being given a... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News
22 May 2024Local Transport Today News

Oxford drivers reaped benefits of giving up cars, research shows

Deniz Huseyin

Twelve people who gave up their cars for three weeks reported improved health, wellbeing and reconnection with the local environment and local people, according to a research project by climate charity Possible, Low Carbon Oxford North (LCON) and the ESRC Centre for Climate Change and Social... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News

New ‘dangerous cycling’ offence to be added to Criminal Justice Bill

Deniz Huseyin

People who “kill or seriously injure because of dangerous cycling” could face the same prison sentences as drivers and motorcyclists under a new offence backed by the Government. This would replace the current legislation with which cyclists who kill or injure while riding recklessly... continue

22 May 2024Local Transport Today News

MP’s call for tighter legislation for new drivers gets support

Deniz Huseyin

A new Bill that would impose restrictions on newly qualified drivers has been proposed by Labour MP Kim Leadbeater. The Batley and Spen MP Leadbeater has proposed the ‘Motor Vehicles (Driving Licences) (New Drivers) Bill’ which, if passed, would create a form of Graduated Driving... continue

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