Oban to Central Belt air service?

Argyll and Bute Council is commissioning a feasibility study into a direct air link between Oban, on Scotland’s west coast, and central Scotland. Council-owned Oban Airport, located five miles north-east of the town, currently provides flights to the islands of Colonsay, Islay, Coll and Tiree.... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Review of transport fund’s legality

Perth and Kinross Council has played down the significance of a review into the legality of its developer-funded transport fund.  The council’s tariff on new development is intended to part-fund a £109m (2013 prices) package of transport improvements, comprising an £88m Cross... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Edinburgh council approves funding for new bridge

Patrick McDonnell

A new bridge will be built over the A90 near Kirkliston after City of Edinburgh Council awarded extra funding. Deterioration of joints in the original structure meant the old Burnshot Bridge had to be demolished in November 2017. Money from the council’s Roads Capital Investment programme... continue

13 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Third of Scottish car parks breach consumer laws, say trading standards officers

Trading standards officers in Scotland have found that a third of car parks were in breach of consumer protection laws. Local authority trading standards services have carried out a coordinated series of checks on car parks across Scotland in response to increasing levels of complaints from the... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Cameras cut speeding on A90

Average speed cameras installed on the A90 between Dundee and Stonehaven have led to a massive improvement in speed limit compliance, according to data released by Transport Scotland. The Jenoptik SPECS3 VECTOR system, covering a 51.5-mile section of the road, became operational on the 31 October... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Bill ‘a threat to land use/transport planning’

The Scottish Government’s Planning Bill reforms could undermine integrated strategic transport and land-use planning, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport (SPT) has warned.  The Bill would abolish strategic development plans prepared for Scotland’s city-regions, replacing them... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

SPT explores tie-up with economists

Strathclyde Partnership for Transport is exploring forming a “strategic partnership” with the Fraser of Allander Institute at the University of Strathclyde for research and analysis to strengthen the case for investing in transport to support economic growth in the west of Scotland. SPT... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Strathclyde bus project ‘on hold’

Development work on a bus infrastructure investment programme in the Glasgow city-region has been put on hold because of the uncertainty surrounding future transport governance, powers, and emissions restrictions in the area. The £30m Strathclyde Bus Investment Programme (SBIP) is a core... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Bike hire on city’s shopping list

A public bike hire scheme is among the mobility pilot projects Dundee City Council wants to procure.  The council is tendering for five lots through its Mobility Integration Living Laboratory (MILL) initiative. The lots, which all run to 31 December 2019, are:  1. Advanced mobility... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Forth’s public transport ‘forgotten’

A cross-Forth public transport strategy that was supposed to be delivered alongside the new Queensferry Crossing has been largely neglected, environmental campaigners said this week.  Transform Scotland made the claim as the Forth Road Bridge reopened as a crossing for public transport,... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Scots bus emissions funding

Scottish bus operators are preparing bids to the Government’s £1.6m bus emissions abatement retrofit programme.  The programme, managed by the Energy Saving Trust (EST), will help fund exhaust retrofitting kit to achieve the Euro VI emission standard.  The EST expects the... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
Final phase of 20mph roll-out across Edinburgh nears completion

Final phase of 20mph roll-out across Edinburgh nears completion

Patrick McDonnell

The roll-out of the 20mph limit across all residential and... continue

25 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Aberdeen hydrogen fleet expands

A hydrogen fuel cell road sweeper, up to three refuse vehicles, and more buses are to be delivered to Aberdeen as the city council’s hydrogen transport programme expands. The city’s hydrogen vehicle fleet currently comprises: ten buses; two diesel/hydrogen transit vans (being trialled... continue

19 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

City’s new bridge ‘needs six lanes’

Reducing the capacity of a new road bridge for traffic entering Aberdeen from the south would cause congestion, city councillors have heard. Councillors received a report last January proposing construction of a six-lane bridge adjacent to the existing Bridge of Dee, which would then be used by... continue

19 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

E-bikes to feature in Edinburgh bike hire

Electric bikes are to feature in a bike hire scheme for Edinburgh being procured by the City of Edinburgh Council’s  company, Transport for Edinburgh Ltd (TEL). Bidders are being asked to supply a minimum of 500 manual and 100 electric bikes for the scheme, which should be operational... continue

19 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Falkirk Council set to take over parking enforcement

Patrick McDonnell

Civil parking enforcement is due to start in Falkirk later this year with the appointment of six parking attendants.  Falkirk Council has consulted over 220 stakeholders, including all community councils, nursery, primary and secondary schools and organisations representing the interests of... continue

17 Jan 2018Parking Review News
Main barrier to active school travel is fear over safety, survey finds

Main barrier to active school travel is fear over safety, survey finds

Patrick McDonnell

Fears over safety is the main reason why parents and carers will not... continue

9 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Electric trains start operations

Electric trains have started operating between Edinburgh and Glasgow Queen Street via Falkirk High, and between London Paddington and Didcot Parkway, following route upgrades. ... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Edinburgh explores reducing Princes Street bus volumes

Hundreds of buses a day could be removed from Princes Street, Edinburgh’s premier street, under an idea being studied by the City of Edinburgh Council. David Hunter, of consultant Not for Profit Planning, told LTT that the possibility of major changes to city centre bus movements had emerged... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

North-east Scots rail re-opening is low value

Re-opening a rail line in NorthEast Scotland would represent poor value for money, according to a study for Nestrans, the North East Scotland transport partnership.  Consultant AECOM examined three options for reinstating passenger rail services to Ellon in Aberdeenshire, via a branch off the... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News
Interest grows in tunnels to improve access to Argyll & Bute

Interest grows in tunnels to improve access to Argyll & Bute

Argyll & Bute Council wants Transport Scotland to explore the feasibility of building tunnels to remove a trunk road from a notorious landslip area, and to improve connections with Scotland’s central belt. The council’s... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

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