‘Government should take MaaS opportunities’

‘Government should take MaaS opportunities’

THE UK appears to have stalled in delivering “full scale” Mobility as a service (MaaS) schemes, states a new report. Some trials have lost momentum while seeking further funding, with both “spectacular failures” and “slow declines”, says the Third Annual Survey... continue

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MPs to look at case for road pricing

A national debate is needed on whether road pricing could help plug the shortfall caused by sharp falls in Fuel Duty and Vehicle Excise Duty, the House of Commons Transport Committee has stated. It wants to see discussions start now ahead of an inquiry into road pricing, which will be announced in... continue

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Green spaces: measuring their impact on health and wellbeing for citizens

Green spaces: measuring their impact on health and wellbeing for citizens

Cities are busy places and green spaces can provide a space of calm or a place to exercise, somewhere to meet friends or enjoy nature. Green spaces also improve air quality and sequester carbon, making our lives better and healthier.  At the same time, within the public sector, the... continue

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Urban land community: shaping innovations to develop better places

Urban land community: shaping innovations to develop better places

The ULI Tech Forum brings city, real estate, technology and innovation professionals together to share knowledge, best practice and creative thinking to enable truly innovative solutions to be applied to our urban environment Technology on its own is not the... continue

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DfT remains vague over rail enhancements schedule

DfT remains vague over rail enhancements schedule

Rhodri Clark

The DFT is not saying when it will publish its pipeline of rail enhancement schemes, more than six months into Network Rail’s Control Period... continue

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Long delay on review of VAT for transport projects

Rhodri Clark

HMRC has not yet completed a review started in 2017/18 of VAT charges for major transport projects. Some transport infrastructure bodies have been setting aside large amounts of money pending the outcome. Government bodies can recover VAT on goods and services in an agreed list but not on others.... continue

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Thinktank calls for road usage tax to cover lost fuel revenue

Thinktank calls for road usage tax to cover lost fuel revenue

A system of road pricing should be introduced to combat traffic congestion and compensate for the £28bn loss of revenue from fuel duty as the country makes the transition to electric vehicles, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has... continue

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Flintshire County Council

Strong public support for greater local government involvement in buses in England has been indicated in two recent surveys, one of which was commissioned by Abellio. Abellio, a subsidiary of Dutch national rail operator NS, operates no buses in Greater Manchester but commissioned ComRes to conduct... continue

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Transport Summit

The future of the UK’s transport system will be discussed at the 4th Local Transport Summit taking place in Bradford on 28 – 29 November. Speakers include the DFT’s Stephen Fidler; Nicola Kane at Transport for Greater Manchester; and Elizabeth Hunter from West Yorkshire Combined... continue

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Study reveals 25 ‘good bus territories’

Deniz Huseyin

Without radical changes to bus policy and more funding for services, it is “highly likely” that the decline in bus use will continue, a new study has warned.  The Urban Transport Group (UTG) found that even areas outperforming their “intrinsic bus potential” have been... continue

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Motorway fatalities up by 19%

The number of people killed in road traffic accidents on Great Britain’s motorways in 2018 rose by 19% to 92, in comparison with the previous year, new data from the DfT says. The total number of fatalities on the roads, at 1,671, was approximately unchanged from the previous year, due... continue

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Durham Uni to research hydrogen transportation

A £1M project to explore the benefits of hydrogen-fuelled vehicles and technology was launched last week. The research, funded by the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) and overseen by Durham University, will run for four years. It will combine existing national... continue

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New road maintenance model for strategic routes in East of England

New road maintenance model for strategic routes in East of England

Highways England is to take charge of routine maintenance and the delivery of strategic routes in the East of England. This continues the roll-out across England of the Asset Delivery operating model, introduced in 2016, which so far covers the East Midlands,... continue

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Strike the right balance when regulating mobility apps - ITF

Strike the right balance when regulating mobility apps - ITF

Deniz Huseyin

Regulation of app-based mobility services should be... continue

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Uber app offers transport into

Ride-hailing platform Uber has announced that it is to begin offering users of its app information on public transport and other transport options such as bicycles and scooters, as well as its original taxi service. The company has also announced that it is to consolidate its food delivery service... continue

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Network Rail to roll out free WiFi across stations

Free wifi will be available at all mainline stations in Great Britain by spring 2021, Network Rail has announced. The roll-out of free WiFi across Network Rail’s 20 stations will begin at London Victoria next year.   Passengers cited free WiFi as one of the key improvements that would... continue

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Plans for EV ‘Hyper hubs’ at York P&R

City of York Council has approved plans to build electric vehicle ‘Hyper hubs’ at the Poppleton Bar and Monk’s Cross park-and-ride sites. The hubs will provide 150kW rapid charges that will allow the average EV to recharge in around 20 – 60 minutes. The scheme would cost... continue

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Four train operators to sue DfT

Four train operating companies – Stagecoach, Virgin Trains, SNCF and Arriva – are taking the Government to the High Court, alleging that former transport secretary Chris Grayling breached his duties under English and EU law over how he conducted train franchise competitions.  At... continue

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