Pressure mounts against Scottish Government over SPT funding removal

Rhodri Clark

The Scottish Government is coming under pressure over its unexpected removal of capital funding from Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) when it announced its budget for 2024/25. MSPs have warned... continue

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Car industry calls for fairer tax regime for electric vehicles

Car industry calls for fairer tax regime for electric vehicles

The automotive industry is calling for the Chancellor to use the upcoming Budget to put the UK’s shift to electric vehicles back in the fast lane, with fair taxes for a fairer transition. The sector’s representative body says Vehicle... continue

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British car manufacturing output grew 21% in January

British car manufacturing output grew 21% in January

UK car production got off to a fast start in January, according to the figures published today by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). Volumes rose 21.0% to 82,997 units, marking the best... continue

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Commercial vehicle output records best start to year since 2008

Commercial vehicle output records best start to year since 2008

UK commercial vehicle (CV) production grew by 26.9% in the first month of 2024, with 11,756 vans, trucks, taxis, buses and coaches leaving factory lines, according to figures published by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT). A strong... continue

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Rail-led development – the great connector

Rail-led development – the great connector

Juliana O'Rourke

In the run up to a general election, transport is becoming a key political agenda item, especially for those of us who work... continue

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Williams appointed new chair of National Highways

Williams appointed new chair of National Highways

Transport Secretary Mark Harper has announced the appointment of Sir Gareth Rhys Williams as new Chair of National Highways, following a competitive selection process. He replaces Dipesh Shah,... continue

21 Feb 2024Local Transport Today People

Rebrand for Young Bus Managers Network

The former Young Bus Managers Network has been renamed Young Bus Professionals in a move that the organisation says reflects the bus industry’s “evolving landscape”. The organisation hopes to encourage more members from public sector bodies and the consultancies that support them,... continue

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Stagecoach seeks graduates for programme

Stagecoach has launched its search for new graduates to join its two-year extensive graduate training programme from September. Successful applicants will spend time in operations, engineering, the people team, finance, market- ing and commercial depart- ments at a range of locations from Inverness... continue

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Stagecoach’s Lynch is new President of CPT

Stagecoach London Managing Director Paul Lynch is the new President of trade association the Confederation of Passenger Transport (CPT). Paul marks four decades in the industry this year. He has been in the bus sector for 40 years, including a spell with Swebus in Sweden during its period in... continue

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Woodhall-Jones makes Top 20 list of women engineers

Woodhall-Jones makes Top 20 list of women engineers

SYSTRA’s Charlotte Woodhall-Jones has been included in Ground Engineering magazine’s Top 20 Women of 2024. She joined SYSTRA in December 2022 as the new Discipline Lead for Ground... continue

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Hitachi Rail’s McDonald Vice Chair of RIA North

Hitachi Rail’s McDonald Vice Chair of RIA North

Lorna McDonald has been appointed Vice Chair of RIA (Rail Industry Association) North. She is currently Head of Sales – Commuter at rolling stock manufacturer Hitachi Rail, which... continue

21 Feb 2024Local Transport Today People

Cleeton moves on from Sustrans London role

James Cleeton has left Sustrans and is now Assistant Director South West - Landscapes and Infrastructure (Cotswolds and Wiltshire Countryside). Cleeton spent nearly 12 years at Sustrans, most recently as London Director.... continue

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Active Travel England recruits Critchell

Active Travel England recruits Critchell

Charles Critchell has joined Active Travel England as Walking and Cycling Projects Officer. Working in the Behaviour Change Team (Operations Directorate),... continue

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Gloucestershire brings in transport planner Walsh

Gloucestershire brings in transport planner Walsh

Gloucestershire County Council has appointed Emily Walsh as Principal Transport Planner. She previously spent eight years as Associate Director at consultancy SYSTRA.... continue

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ATE issues guidance to councils on street design best practice for walking and cycling

ATE issues guidance to councils on street design best practice for walking and cycling

Deniz Huseyin

A suite of tools and user guides to help councils assess the design quality of street... continue

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