13 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
Terror prompts York street access review

Terror prompts York street access review

The City of York Council is to  toughen up restrictions on vehicles in the city centre and near the racecourse in response to heightened national concerns... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Sheffield street tree removal halted

Sheffield City Council and its highways contractor Amey say they intend to resume their controversial programme of felling mature roadside trees, which was halted last month after confrontations between opponents and staff. Sheffield has about 36,000 street trees, and more than 5,000 have now been... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
TfGM budgets £11.5m for franchise study

TfGM budgets £11.5m for franchise study

Transport for Greater Manchester plans to spend £11.5m next year exploring the case for franchising bus services.  The funding will be used... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

GM leaders reject concessions charge

Greater Manchester Combined Authority has rejected a plan to introduce a £12 annual charge for resident concessionary passholders wanting unlimited travel on Metrolink and local rail services. The local concession is currently free to all residents but Transport for Greater Manchester said a... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

West Yorks reviews transport scheme delivery timetables

West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) is preparing a reserve list of transport and other capital projects whose delivery could be accelerated if progress delivering existing priority schemes slip.  The Leeds City Region growth deal struck with Government in 2014 included a six-year... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Q-Park secure long-term deal in Leeds

Q-Park has secured a 40-year lease on the St John’s Centre car park in Leeds. The long-term deal replaces a short-term lease agreement that Q-Park held previously. The operator said it would immediately commence a refurbishment of the 282-space car park that will take eight months to... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Workplace parking levy features in Manchester plan to tackle NO2 levels

Deniz Huseyin

A workplace parking levy is among potential measures being considered by Manchester City Council to tackle unlawful air quality levels. The authority sees the levy as a “quick win” measure in tackling higher polluting motor traffic. So far, Nottingham City Council is the only UK... continue

5 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

LTP opens Manchester office

Transport planning and traffic engineering consultant Local Transport Projects (LTP) has opened an office in Manchester, complementing its office in Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire. “While LTP already works throughout the UK we feel that a base in Manchester will help us to better access... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Transport levy freeze

Councils on Merseyside have agreed a static transport levy of £95.4m for 2018/19, ending three years of reductions that have seen the levy cut by £31.6m. Merseytravel’s expenditure in 2018/19 is forecast to be £134.3m, of which £103.3m will be for transport services,... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

More talks about new Blackpool services

Network Rail has told the Office of Rail and Road (ORR) that the West Coast Main Line cannot accommodate two operators’ proposals for new rail services between London Euston and Blackpool North (LTT 05 Jan). Open access operator Great North Western Railway Company Ltd, part of Arriva-owned... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Three more years of levy cuts for SYPTE

Sheffield City-Region Combined Authority has approved a 3 per cent reduction to the transport levy next year, with further reductions planned in the following two.  The levy covers the revenue expenditure of South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive and costs relating to the area’s... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
Merseytravel prepares next step in stations devolution bid

Merseytravel prepares next step in stations devolution bid

Merseytravel is commissioning consultants to help prepare an outline business case for rail station devolution.  The possibility of station devolution features in the Liverpool City Region devolution agreement and... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
York to consult on bus-based Clean Air Zone for city centre

York to consult on bus-based Clean Air Zone for city centre

Councillors in York have endorsed plans for a bus-based Clean Air Zone in the city, with a target implementation date of 2020.  The council’s preferred option, which will now be consulted on with operators, is for a minimum... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Ho joins Deloitte

Si Ho has joined Deloitte as an integrated transport consultant in Manchester. He was a senior innovation officer at Transport for Greater Manchester from 2009 to March 2017, and chairs the TravelSpirit Foundation.... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today People

Gifford is West Yorks future mobility lead

Kate Gifford has been appointed head of future mobility at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority. She worked for Carplus from 2011 until December last year, and had been a director of the organisation since October 2016.  ... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today People
31 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
Liverpool City Council publishes images and video of aftermath of car park blaze

Liverpool City Council publishes images and video of aftermath of car park blaze

Mark Moran

Pictures and a video have been released showing for the aftermath of the fire... continue

27 Jan 2018Parking Review News
24 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

MoU signed for Preston tram pilot

Promoters of a light rail scheme in Preston have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with a local contractor that could see construction begin of a pilot section of route.  Preston Trampower Ltd has signed the MoU with local contractor Eric Wright Civil Engineering for a 1.25km section... continue

19 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Preston station revamp study

Lancashire’s Local Enterprise Partnership is to commission a study into the economic benefits of enhancing Preston railway station. Lancashire County Council says the station has had only piecemeal improvements over several decades, resulting in a poor passenger experience. Problems include a... continue

19 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

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