Edinburgh begins phase two of 20mph limit roll-out

Patrick McDonnell

The 20mph speed limit has been rolled out across further roads in Edinburgh. The new restrictions are now in place on roads across north and south central/east Edinburgh including Holyrood Park marking phase two of the city council’s road safety project. The first 20mph zone went live in the city centre and rural-west Edinburgh on 31 July 2016, with Police Scotland enforcing the new legal limits. So far 18 people have either been charged, issued a fixed penalty ticket or reported to the Procurator Fiscal.  continue

2 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
Community trust wants to create a car park for visitors heading to Isle of Skye landmark

Community trust wants to create a car park for visitors heading to Isle of Skye landmark

Patrick McDonnell

A community on the Isle of Skye is planning to create a new car park to cope with a... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

Border Country seeks funding

Local authorities on either side of the Scottish border want to strike a deal with the UK and Scottish governments for additional funding to deliver transport infrastructure and other projects.  The Borderlands Inclusive Growth Initiative brings together five local authorities: Cumbria County... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Tendering opens for A9 dualling contract

Transport Scotland is inviting tenders for a design, build and maintain contract to dual a six-mile section of the A9 from Luncarty to Pass of Birnam, between Perth and Inverness. The maintenance element of the contract runs for five years. The estimated contract value is £70m.... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

First to sell Borders bus operations

FirstGroup is to sell its operations in the Scottish Borders and Midlothian, saying that the success of the re-opened Borders Railway has made the operations “unsustainable”. Bus operator West Coast Motors is in talks with FirstGroup to take over the operations. First Scotland East... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Transport Scotland procures public transport ePurse

Andrew Forster

Transport Scotland has launched the procurement process for a national public transport ePurse and new back office system to support smart ticketing. An information day for prospective bidders is being held next week. Two contracts will be procured: one for delivering a national ePurse and the... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing
In Passing

In Passing

The proposal for an Advanced Very Rapid... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Yousaf studies public sector rail

Scotish transport minister Humza Yousaf has initiated work on establishing a public sector bidder  for future rail franchises in Scotland. He told the Scottish Parliament that the work was initially “considering the suitability of existing public sector bodies to bid for the franchise... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
Scottish taxis turn over a new leaf

Scottish taxis turn over a new leaf

A Scottish taxi company has installed a set of electric vehicle chargers to support its fleet of five new Nissan Leaf cars. Three chargers... continue

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Parking & Property: Building a better future for towns and cities

Parking & Property: Building a better future for towns and cities

Parking & Property 2017 8 June: 15 Hatfields, London Parking & Property is the only annual event dedicated to off-street parking. Over the past 7 years the conference has provided a forum for debate and sharing best practice among public and... continue

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Who’s who in the British Parking Awards

Who’s who in the British Parking Awards

Mark Moran

The winners of the British Parking Awards 2017 will be revealed at an awards ceremony in London on 10 March. The... continue

7 Mar 2017Parking Review Features
Rail freight grant cut may put thousands of lorries on roads

Rail freight grant cut may put thousands of lorries on roads

Andrew Forster

The scottish Government this week called on the DfT to... continue

3 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Aberdeen study appointments

Consultants have been appointed to conduct further work on road and rail investments between Aberdeen and the towns of Fraserburgh and Peterhead to the north (LTT 28 Oct 16). Nestrans, the North East Scotland Transport Partnership, has appointed SYSTRA to study road options and AECOM to study rail... continue

3 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Open access rail firms hit by levy proposal

All Open access rail operators could have to pay a levy towards the operation of unprofitable rail services, under proposals published by the DfT. The Department said last summer that the levy would only apply to open access operations approved following the March 2016 Budget. This would exempt... continue

3 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Scots free travel bill is £20m below cap

Reimbursement payments to bus operators in Scotland under the national concessionary travel scheme look set to be £20m lower than the budget cap set for the scheme this year. In 2015 the Government set the cap for the scheme in 2016/17 at £212m but, with one month of the year remaining,... continue

3 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

HITRANS investigates value of rural transport

The Highlands and Islands transport partnership (HITRANS) has commissioned a study into the value of rural transport. The report is being prepared by transport economist James Laird, who has just set up the consultancy Peak Economics, having left his position as a senior research fellow at the... continue

3 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
SEStran pauses consultation on taking additional powers

SEStran pauses consultation on taking additional powers

Andrew Forster

The South East Scotland transport partnership... continue

3 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Developer fund appeal to proceed

Local authorities in north-east Scotland will appeal the Court of Session’s quashing of their Strategic Transport Fund (LTT 19 Aug 16). The Supreme Court has accepted the application to appeal by Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Development Planning Authority. Nestrans, the North East... continue

3 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Scots road traffic on the rise

Total vehicle traffic in Scotland in 2015 rose to 45.4 billion kms, up 1.2% compared with 1.6% across the whole of Great Britain. Car traffic rose 0.7% to 34.7 billion vehicle kms. Bus passenger trips in Scotland fell last year by 1.7% to 409 million. One in three trips made used a National... continue

3 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Edinburgh tram contract awards

The City of Edinburgh Council has appointed consultants to help plan an extension of the Edinburgh tram from its current city centre terminus to Newhaven in the north of the city. Atkins is the technical advisor (contract value £449,710); Turner and Townsend the project and commercial... continue

3 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

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