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Journey apps can help the visually impaired

Aira, along with tech leaders Moovit and Azure Maps, have joined forces to make public transit in and around urban areas more inclusive for blind and low vision riders and others by bringing together the technological expertise of each company to remove barriers that people with vision loss face in... continue

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A stock take on planning for the Garden Communities programme reveals some 'uncertainty'

A stock take on planning for the Garden Communities programme reveals some 'uncertainty'

Large-scale new developments have a role in helping to meet housing needs, and have at times received formal Government support. The latest iteration – Garden Communities – was launched in 2014, and the programme now includes 49 projects extending across all regions of England. Consultancy Lichfields has reviewed all 49 Garden... continue

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Less affluent families tend to be less active

Less affluent families tend to be less active

Children from less affluent families are less likely to participate in physical activity than their wealthier peers, suggests new figures from Sport England. The data, from the... continue

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More details of Scots £500m bus priority pot

Transport Scotland’s new £500m bus priority fund is likely to be allocated over five years with funding weighted towards the later years, councillors in the Highlands and Islands have heard. Neil Macrae, partnership manager for Hitrans, the Highlands and Islands transport partnership,... continue

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Aberdeenshire ends free charging

Aberdeenshire Council is to start charging motorists for using its network of publicly accessible electric vehicle charging points.  About 25,000 charging events have taken place at Aberdeenshire’s charge points in the last 12 months, costing the council £36,847 for... continue

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Scots EV charging joint working?

Local government in Scotland is starting to explore opportunities for collaboration on electric vehicle charge point installation, in order to dramatically expand levels of provision.   The board of Scotland’s Road Collaboration Programme has identified EV chargepoint design and... continue

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Sustrans buoyed by cash for revamp NCN

Sustrans says it has raised enough funding to pay for more than 80 schemes as part of its  plan to improve the National Cycle Network (NCN).  The charity launched a new strategy a year ago, calling for the length of NCN that is traffic-free to double to 10,000 miles by 2040. The NCN is... continue

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North of Scotland councils bid for roads collaboration cash

Andrew Forster

Local authorities in the north of Scotland are to request funding from the Scottish Government to accelerate their work on road service collaboration.   The Northern Roads Collaboration Joint Committee brings together seven councils: Angus, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Argyll & Bute, Western... continue

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Councils want industry roads fund

Local authorities in the north of Scotland want to prepare a case for a new Government fund that would help pay for the upkeep and improvement of key local roads serving industries such as whisky, quarrying, and agriculture.  The fund could be modelled on the Government’s Timber... continue

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‘Channel active travel cash to RTPs’

The Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership has added its voice to calls for the Scottish Government to channel active travel funding to local government rather than via bodies such as Sustrans.  Dundee City Council raised the idea in its response to Transport Scotland’s national... continue

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Aberdeen procures bike hire

Aberdeen City Council has launched the procurement for a five-year public bike hire contract. ... continue

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Sestran orders transport studies

Sestran, the South East Scotland transport partnership, is commissioning a series of studies to inform the preparation of its new regional transport strategy. One contract will see consultants prepare a report on the key transport issues facing the region, and undertake some preliminary options... continue

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Give us more responsibilities – Hitrans

Hitrans, the Highlands and Islands transport partnership, has called on the Scottish Government to give more powers to Scotland’s seven existing statutory regional transport partnerships (RTPs).  Transport Scotland’s consultation on the draft national transport strategy invited... continue

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Glasgow rolls out 20mph limits

Glasgow City Council plans to spend £4.35m over four years implementing signed-only 20mph limits across much of the city. Glasgow says it will adopt the principles behind the City of Edinburgh Council’s policy, with  20mph applying to roads “that are residential, main... continue

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RSSB studies rail CO2 and alternative fuels

The Rail Safety and Standard Board (RSSB) is undertaking a programme of research into rail emissions and alternatives to diesel.  One project will develop a method for reporting rail sector carbon dioxide emissions. This could inform target setting.  The project will establish a... continue

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TRL launches road risk tool

The Transport Research Laboratory has developed a new risk tool to calculate the route-by-route collision risk for road journeys, which can be adjusted according to the presence of different in-car technologies. The route risk tool allows routes across the UK to be mapped for their collision r... continue

6 Dec 2019Local Transport Today News

Edinburgh profits from car club

The City of Edinburgh Council received £10,000 in 2017/18 and £61,000 in 2018/19 through a ‘gainshare’ agreement with Enterprise, the operator of the Edinburgh car club, the council has revealed. The gainshare agreement became operational in September 2017.... continue

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First advances plan to sell-off UK bus business

First advances plan to sell-off UK bus business

FirstGroup’s preference to sell its UK and Ireland bus business as one entity or as three of four geographic businesses does not necessarily spell  the end of local authority... continue

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Mobile phone trip matrices are not all born the same

Mobile phone trip matrices are not all born the same

Luis Willumsen

The use of trip matrices based on mobile phone... continue

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Scotland’s oil capital is creating the blueprint for hydrogen-powered transport

Mark Griffin

Hydrogen has become a hot topic – again, and for good reason as net zero legislation means we have to adopt low carbon transport solutions. While battery electric vehicles (EVs) are a viable technology for cars and vans, bigger vehicles require bigger batteries. This typically increases... continue

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