New traffic plan for Edinburgh

New traffic plan for Edinburgh

Andrew Forster

The City of Edinburgh Council is consulting on a ten-year plan to reduce vehicular traffic on city centre streets.  Delivery of the ‘city centre transformation’  programme is expected to commence next year. Proposals include: a pedestrian priority zone of car-free streets;... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News
We can’t endorse default 20 Bill, committee tells Parliament

We can’t endorse default 20 Bill, committee tells Parliament

Andrew Forster

The campaign to make 20mph the default speed limit on most... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News
Workplace parking levy for Scotland

Workplace parking levy for Scotland

The Scottish Government’s plan to give councils the power to implement a workplace parking levy has stirred up debate between... continue

7 Jun 2019Local Transport Today News

Scottish Parliament takes workplace parking levy evidence from Nottingham

Nottingham City Council has been giving evidence to the Scottish Parliament about what is involved in introducing and running a workplace parking levy (WPL). The Scottish government has pledged to give councils the power to levy a charge on parking spaces to reduce congestion. The SNP government... continue

3 Jun 2019Parking Review News
Highland Council parking officers take over from Police Scotland

Highland Council parking officers take over from Police Scotland

Highland Council has taken over responsibility for parking enforcement from Police Scotland. Highland Council Parking Services was launched in 2016 to take over enforcement activities. During 2016 it assumed responsibility for parking enforcement in local... continue

3 Jun 2019Parking Review News
Scott joins Videalert team

Scott joins Videalert team

Videalert, a supplier of traffic management and enforcement solutions, has appointed Stuart Scott as... continue

27 May 2019Parking Review News
Twin boundary LEZ proposed for Edinburgh

Twin boundary LEZ proposed for Edinburgh

Plans for a twin boundary low emission zone (LEZ) in Edinburgh have been published for consultation. The Scottish Government has ordered Scotland’s four... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Rail-bus ticket for Borders line

ScotRail and Borders Buses have teamed up to offer joint bus-rail ticketing on the Borders Railway. The all-in-one ticket includes ScotRail travel to / from Edinburgh Waverley and any Borders Bus from Galashiels Transport Interchange or Tweedbank to towns and villages throughout the region,... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News
Matheson leaves door ajar to support modified 20mph Bill

Matheson leaves door ajar to support modified 20mph Bill

Andrew Forster

The Scottish Government has left open the possibility... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Bidding opens for Scots ebike grants

The Scottish Government is inviting bids for the third round of its e-bike grant fund, with £1.14m available for the purchase of e-bikes and e-cargo bikes by local authorities, public sector agencies, further and higher education institutions and community groups. Organisations can use the... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Dundee to make 20mph permanent

Dundee City Council plans to make a signed-only area-wide 20mph speed limit pilot permanent. The pilot was introduced on streets in the Glens area of the city last May. Monitoring shows the limit has had no noticeable impact on speeds on many streets where average speeds were already about 20mph.... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Councillors question call for Glasgow city centre rail tunnel

Andrew Forster

Councillors on Glasgow City Council have broadly welcomed the Connectivity Commission’s call for a huge investment in rail-based transportation in the city-region. But the Commission’s recommendation of a new rail tunnel between Glasgow Central and Queen Street has been questioned, as... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Battery train trial studied for Far North Line

The feasibility of a battery-powered train operation in the far north of Scotland is being explored by HITRANS, the Highlands and Islands regional transport partnership. The RTP is procuring a study to explore if there is a business case for a service between Wick and Thurso, the terminals of the... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News

£25m fund for Scots rail freight

The Scottish Government has set up a £25m ring-fenced fund to support rail freight. Funding bids can be made by industry partners, including Network Rail and Transport Scotland. The cash could pay for things such as infrastructure, wagons and locomotives. A Scottish rail freight forum is also... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Glasgow-London rail carries 1,900 a day

Virgin Trains carries an average of 1,885 people a day between Glasgow and London, a figure that is 30 per cent higher than six years ago, Strathclyde Partnership for Transport has reported. “In total for 2018/19, the operator carried 688,026 passengers between Glasgow and London,” SPT... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News

HITRANS explores Faslane rail access

HITRANS, the Highlands and Islands transport partnership, is exploring ways to provide rail accessibility to the Royal Navy’s Faslane base on Gare Loch, north of Helensburgh. The Government has designated Her Majesty’s Naval Base Clyde (primarily sited at Faslane) as the Royal... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News

Scots & N Ireland talk transport

Dumfries and Galloway and South Ayrshire councils are in talks with Northern Ireland’s Mid and East Antrim Borough Council about how to strengthen ties, including better transport connections. Two ferry routes operate between Cairnryan, north of Stranraer, and Northern Ireland: one to Larne,... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News

First Bus prepares Edinburgh launch

First Bus has announced plans to enter the Edinburgh bus market but is keeping its precise proposals under wraps for now. “On 1 July, First Bus embarks on an exciting new chapter to deliver an experience that will create unforgettable memories and leave a lasting impression on the... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today News
Grieve is SEStran’s new director

Grieve is SEStran’s new director

Jim Grieve (pictured) has been appointed director of the South East Scotland Transport Partnership (SEStran). Grieve was... continue

24 May 2019Local Transport Today People
10 May 2019Local Transport Today News
Commission proposes huge rail spend to keep Glasgow moving

Commission proposes huge rail spend to keep Glasgow moving

Andrew Forster

A multi-billion pound investment in rail-based... continue

10 May 2019Local Transport Today News

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