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16 May 2022Local Transport Today News
Queen’s Speech promises Transport Bill to set up Great British Railways

Queen’s Speech promises Transport Bill to set up Great British Railways

Peter Stonham

A Transport Bill in the new Parliamentary session will implement plans... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News
New Bills will give local leaders ‘power to revitalise town centres’

New Bills will give local leaders ‘power to revitalise town centres’

The Government’s commitment to levelling up and regeneration were set out in the Queen’s Speech last week. The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill will look to drive growth at a local level by empowering local leaders enabling them to regenerate their... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News
DfT to introduce new vehicle category for electric scooters

DfT to introduce new vehicle category for electric scooters

The UK Government is set to create a low-speed, zero-emission vehicle category which, it says, is “is independent from the cycle and motorcycle categories”. Speaking in the House of Lords, Baroness Vere of Norbiton,... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News

DfT selects Cycling UK to run e-bike scheme

The charity Cycling UK has been selected by the DfT to lead a consortium of partners to deliver a national electric bike support programme. The first pilot scheme has been launched in Greater Manchester. Cycling UK will oversee: Short-term opportunities to try e-cycles schemes: giving people a... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News
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18 May 2022Local Transport Today News

Failing utility firms to be inspected more frequently

Street works carried out by poorly performing utility companies will be inspected more frequently, the DfT has announced.  Under the new rules some utility firms will face more inspections from highways authorities after re-instating streets after completing works. The utility company will... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News
Deegan head of inspections at Active Travel England

Deegan head of inspections at Active Travel England

Deniz Huseyin

Brian Deegan has been appointed director of... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News
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18 May 2022Local Transport Today News

Guide to Loveable Neighbourhoods out now

The new edition of Loveable Neighbourhoods, produced by Landor LINKS, has been published. Loveable Neighbourhoods offers practical examples of how to create streets that are: attractive and greener; safe to walk and cycle; designed to improve health and wellbeing; helping meet net zero targets and... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News
E-scooters are ‘five times safer’ than bicycles, RoSPA study finds

E-scooters are ‘five times safer’ than bicycles, RoSPA study finds

Mark Moran

E-scooters are significantly less risky than many other forms of... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News

Car clubs ‘cut ownership and promote EV use’

A third of car owners who have joined a car club have got rid of at least one vehicle since joining, with more than two-thirds (68%) of those cars that were disposed of being at least five years old, according to a survey published by Enterprise Rent-a-Car.  The research involved more than... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News

Technology trials to develop ‘noise camera’ for curbing boy racers

Mark Moran

A search for Britain’s noisiest streets has been launched by the DfT, with four areas across England and Wales set to trial technology to help stop rowdy motorists revving their engines unnecessarily or using illegal exhausts. Since the technology is still in its design phase, MPs are being... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News

£200m grant to roll out ‘world’s largest fleet’ of zero-emission HGVs

Peter Stonham

The Government claims that a new £200m grant fund will see the world’s largest fleet of zero emission HGVs take to UK roads in a bid to achieve cleaner air and greener jobs, while helping to keep costs down on goods deliveries.   Transport minister Trudy Harrison announced the... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News
Bus operators plug into battery recycling concept

Bus operators plug into battery recycling concept

Peter Plisner

Life expired bus batteries are being recycled as part of a contract with bus and coach operator National Express.  Earlier this year the... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today News
Kindleysides is new chief executive at CILT(UK)

Kindleysides is new chief executive at CILT(UK)

The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport in the UK CILT(UK) has appointed Sharon Kindleysides as its new chief executive officer. She joined CILT(UK) on 16 May and succeeds... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today People
Transport North East hires Forsyth-Ward

Transport North East hires Forsyth-Ward

Transport North East has strengthened its senior team with the appointment of a new head of transport policy and strategy development. Rachelle... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today People
Harper takes public affairs role at Trainline

Harper takes public affairs role at Trainline

Lucy Harper has been appointed public affairs manager at Trainline after three years as policy manager at the Rail Delivery Group. She told LTT: “This is an interesting time... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today People

Decarbonisation remit for Bennett at Arup

Arup’s Stephen Bennett has taken a new role within the consultancy as director, transport decarbonisation lead for the UK, India, Middle East, and Africa region. He joined Arup in in 2009 and since 2018 he has been director, transport consulting. “Transformation of our transport systems... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today People

Arup brings in Collins as associate director

John Collins has joined Arup as associate director (transport lead). He previously spent nine years at Steer, most recently as associate.... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today People

Brown is non-executive director at EPM

David Brown has joined the EPM Transport Solutions as a non-executive director. He has 40 years’ experience working in the passenger transport sector, most recently Brown was chief executive at The Go-Ahead Group, spending 10 years in the role before retiring in 2021.... continue

18 May 2022Local Transport Today People

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