Scots councils voice concern on 20mph Bill

Scottish local government has voiced concerns about a proposed Bill to make 20mph the default speed limit on roads in built-up areas.  Green MSP Mark Ruskell’s proposed Restricted Roads (20mph Limit) (Scotland) Bill was discussed at the environment and economy board of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (COSLA) last month.  Asked about the outcome of the meeting, a COSLA spokesman told LTT this week: “COSLA supports the aspirations of the Bill but has some concerns regarding how it would be implemented, how this would effect local democracy, and how this would be financed, and would like reassurance that a ‘one size fits all’ solution would not be used across the country. “It was agreed that a further report will be brought to the... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Scots A9 dualling will undermine rail freight goal

David Spaven Scottish representative Rail Freight Group Edinburgh EH10

One of the key criteria for judging the impact of raising HGV speed limits should be the impact on rail freight (‘Scots Government awaits DfT study of HGV speed limit rise’ LTT 20 Jul). For road hauliers, the impact of raising the speed limit to 50mph on single-carriageway sections of... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Think about the accident rate before raising HGV speed limit

Philippa Edmunds Freight on Rail manager Campaign for Better Transport London EC1M

Regarding your story about the Scottish Government awaiting the research findings on raising HGV speed limits in England and Wales, the reality is that the research is not going to admit that the Government made the wrong decision by increasing the limits (‘Scots Government awaits DfT study... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today Comment
Scots Government awaits DfT study of HGV speed limit rise

Scots Government awaits DfT study of HGV speed limit rise

Andrew Forster

The Scottish Government is awaiting the findings of DfT... continue

20 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News
Private parking code takes shape

Private parking code takes shape

Mark Moran

Proposed legislation that will create a single code of practice for the private parking... continue

20 Jul 2018Parking Review News
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First pilots bus route visualisation tool

FirstGroup is piloting a visualisation tool to analyse congestion, bus speeds and other performance metrics for its bus routes. The tool, called FirstMove, has been developed by urban data science firm Prospective Labs. First and Prospective explained the system to the North East Scotland local... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

RTPs can influence priorities, insists Transport Scotland

Andrew Forster

Transport Scotland insisted this week that the door had not been closed to Scotland’s seven regional transport partnerships (RTPs) inputting into the second strategic transport projects review (STPR2), which will decide Scotland’s future transport investment priorities.   STPR2 is... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Bus and rail patronage down in NE Scotland

Bus and rail patronage in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire has fallen sharply over the last two years, according to data published by Nestrans, the North East Scotland transport partnership. Rail patronage through the area’s eight stations is down 18 per cent in just two years: from 6,032,870 in... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

Dumfries-Edinburgh bus route secured

Inter-urban bus routes between Dumfries and Edinburgh will continue but at a reduced level of service, after one of the council funders slashed its support. The 101/102 routes are currently operated by Stagecoach with £390,984 of subsidy a year. South West regional transport partnership... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News

First exits real-time system

The South East Scotland’s real-time bus information  website and app has been closed down following bus operator First Scotland East’s withdrawal from the system. Information will, however, continue to be communicated to the public through the hundreds of public information screens... continue

6 Jul 2018Local Transport Today News
Online service goes live for parking and bus lane penalty appeals in Scotland

Online service goes live for parking and bus lane penalty appeals in Scotland

Motorists across Scotland can now appeal parking and bus lane penalties online using a new service introduced by the Parking and Bus Lane Tribunal. The body, which deals with appeals rejected by councils, launched its online platform this month.  The platform being used is a customised version of the... continue

5 Jul 2018Parking Review News

Scottish Government backs private land Bill

The Scottish Government is giving its backing to a Bill aimed at regulating the management of parking on private land.  SNP transport minister Humza Yousaf supported the Regulation of Privately-Operated Car Parks (Scotland) Bill, proposed by Conservative MSP Murdo Fraser during a legislative... continue

4 Jul 2018Parking Review News
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Edinburgh workshops Newhaven tram extension designs

Patrick McDonnell

Edinburgh City Council is running a series of workshops with residents, traders, active travel organisations and community representatives to refine proposals for extending the tram network to Newhaven.  The three workshops focus on key themes raised during a six-week first phase of public... continue

26 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
­­Yousaf’s taskforce calls for active travel delivery reforms

­­Yousaf’s taskforce calls for active travel delivery reforms

Andrew Forster

Wide-ranging reforms to the way active travel programmes are... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Bus alliance for NE Scotland

A bus alliance is being formed in the North East of Scotland to oversee a new voluntary quality partnership. The North East of Scotland bus alliance, covering Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire councils, aims to arrest the decline in bus patronage by 2022. Fare-paying passenger numbers fell 7 per cent from... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Bus powers shake-up at heart of Scotland’s Transport Bill

Bus powers shake-up at heart of Scotland’s Transport Bill

All local authorities in Scotland will be given the power to implement bus franchising, under powers contained in the Scottish Government’s new Transport (Scotland) Bill. The Bill also includes powers for the creation and... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Passenger numbers fall on rail

Passenger numbers on franchised rail services fell last year for the first time since 2009/10, according to the Office of Rail and Road. Estimated journeys in 2017/18 dropped 1.4 per cent to 1.708bn, following a slowing in the rate of growth over the previous three years. Last year’s fall has... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

New study of Glasgow Airport access options

Further study work is getting underway to determine a preferred option for improving public transport access to Glasgow Airport. The Glasgow City region city deal allocated £144.3m to the airport access project, which was originally envisaged as being a rail link from the existing Glasgow... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Glasgow transport task force progress

The Glasgow Connectivity Commission, set up by the city council last year to advise on the city’s future transport priorities, has completed its first round of evidence gathering. The commission says points raised include the sharp fall in bus use; the limited space for pedestrians in the... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Glasgow studies road user charging

Glasgow City Council’s ruling SNP administration has instructed officers to prepare a report on road user charging for the city. This follows a recommendation by the council’s environmental scrutiny committee in March that a road user charging scheme should be implemented by 31 December... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

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