2 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
Leeds' university parking team is top of the class

Leeds' university parking team is top of the class

Majid Khan

With 34,000 students and a staff of 8,000, the University of Leeds is one of the largest centres of higher education in the UK and the third largest employer in the city. Covering a square mile and... continue

9 Aug 2018Parking Review Features

Electric bus fleet for Harrogate

Harrogate is to become the first place in the country to introduce a new method of electric bus charging using overhead masts installed at bus stops. Transdev subsidiary the Harrogate Bus Company will introduce a fleet of eight single deck Volvo electric buses to three routes in the town later this... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

GMCA selects active travel schemes

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has selected the first 15 schemes to improve cycling and walking conditions in the conurbation, which will be funded by mayor Andy Burnham’s £160m cycling and walking challenge fund.  Greater Manchester’s ten metropolitan districts... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

East Coast rail plan angers NECA

The North East Combined Authority has criticised the DfT’s suggestion that one of the two hourly Cross Country rail services to Newcastle could be axed as a way of reducing congestion on the two-track section of the East Coast Main Line between Northallerton and Newcastle (LTT 22 Jun). The... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
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TfGM to seek bus franchise auditor

Transport for Greater Manchester is to appoint an independent audit organisation to review its bus franchising proposal, should the Greater Manchester Combined Authority decide to pursue a franchise scheme. The Bus Services Act 2017 requires authorities pursuing franchising to appoint an auditor to... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

First Manchester to go contactless

All First Manchester buses will accept contactless payments by card or mobile phone from October. Mobile payment methods will be Apple Pay, Android Pay, Samsung Pay and bPay. Passengers will receive a paper ticket and a paper receipt.... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Gtr Manchester presses for local licensing

Greater Manchester Combined Authority wants the Government to act to prevent taxi and private hire drivers licensed in other parts of the country from operating within the conurbation.  The ten metropolitan districts, with support from Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), are developing a... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Cumbria plans £111m Carlisle southern link

Cumbria County Council wants the Government to provide more than £100m towards the estimated £111.6m cost of a new link road round the south of Carlisle, which could facilitate a major housing development.  The Carlisle Southern Link Road would connect junction 42 of the M6 with... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Active travel review for South Yorks

Sheffield City Region Combined Authority’s new mayor Dan Jarvis has asked professor Steve Haake from Sheffield Hallam University’s Advanced Wellness Research Centre (AWRC) to look at best examples of active travel plans from around the world. Jarvis is also to appoint an active travel... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Pay-by-minute parking in Harrogate

Harrogate Borough Council and North Yorkshire County Council are to implement pay by the minute parking in on- and off-street parking bays across the town centre for users of the AppyParking app. The trial is expected to commence on 1 November. Drivers will pay a minimum charge based on the current... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Merseytravel to replace Walrus

The Liverpool City Region is planning to replace its Walrus smart ticketing system. A strategic outline case for a new ticketing portal and new ticketing media is to be prepared using a share of the £10m DfT Transforming Cities Fund grant awarded to the CA for 2018/19. The combined authority... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

In praise of Gtr Manchester’s cycle network plan

Roland Graham West Kirby Wirral CH48

It is the best news for the development of cycling in over 40 years that Greater Manchester is to get a network of cycle routes on minor roads (‘Beelines to span Greater Manchester’ LTT 22 Jun).  This is an idea that has been around since 1990 when the London Borough of Hammersmith... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Magistrate suspended for Blue Badge misuse

Patrick McDonnell

Judicial chiefs have removed a magistrate from her role after she was caught misusing a Blue Badge. Margot Conyers JP, who heard cases in North Yorkshire and West Yorkshire, had been the subject of a complaint to the Judicial Conduct Investigations Office (JCIO). A JCIO spokesman said Lord... continue

30 Jul 2018Parking Review News

Halton will not be refunding Mersey Gateway toll charges

Halton Borough Council has said it will not refund toll fees paid by users of the new Mersey Gateway river crossing. A review hearing earlier this year upheld a Traffic Penalty Tribunal decision that five motorists were not liable to pay the toll or charge for using the road bridge, which opened in... continue

30 Jul 2018Parking Review News
Restoring Preston's Brutalist masterpiece

Restoring Preston's Brutalist masterpiece

Preston Bus Station, a massive structure that combines a bus terminus and multi-storey car park, has reopened after a major refurbishment. The building is an... continue

30 Jul 2018Parking Review Features

TfGM prepares bike hire plan

Transport for Greater Manchester is drawing up plans for a public bike hire system covering the whole of the conurbation. The work comes amid reports that Mobike’s dockless scheme in Manchester/Salford is suffering from low levels of bike availability.  LTT understands that TfGM shelved... continue

20 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

York procures dockless scheme

The City of York Council is to procure a dockless bike hire operator for a one-year trial.  York was on the verge of introducing a bike share scheme in 2014 but the plan was scrapped after Grand Scheme Bike Share, the company selected through a procurement exercise, went into... continue

20 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News
TransPennine line to be relaid – Grayling

TransPennine line to be relaid – Grayling

Most of the trackbed on the TransPennine railway between Manchester and York is to be relaid, some of it on straighter alignments to raise line speeds, transport... continue

20 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

West Yorks CA plans bus cuts

Many evening and Sunday bus services in the West Yorkshire conurbation are in jeopardy as the combined authority plans to cut bus service support from £19.1m in 2017/18 to £15.8m in 2020/21. Evening and Sunday services for communities that have a commercial bus service between 7am and... continue

20 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Northern LEPs join forces

The chairs of the 11 Local Enterprise Partnerships in the north of England are to sit on a new Government-funded board – known as NP11 (Northern Powerhouse 11) – to advise the Government on issues such as how to increase productivity, overcome regional disparities in economic growth,... continue

20 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

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