28 Mar 2018Local Transport Today News

Treasury will hold purse for rail upgrades

The government’s new pipeline approach to rail enhancements in England and Wales will see the Treasury make final decisions on individual rail enhancements.  The pipeline approach, explained by the DfT last month (LTT30 Mar), will see projects approved on a case-by-case basis, replacing... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
No speculative development around new Aberdeen bypass, say NE Scotland councils

No speculative development around new Aberdeen bypass, say NE Scotland councils

Andrew Forster

Councils in the North East of Scotland are proposing to quash developer... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Scots eye driverless roads

Scottish transport  minister Hunza Yousaf has pledged to ensure the next phase of Scotland’s road improvement programme takes into account the needs of autonomous vehicles. The Sunday Times reports that Yousaf has been in talks with the UK Government about an autonomous vehicle pilot... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
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Flanagan is Tactran’s new director

Tom Flanagan has been appointed director of the Tay and Central Scotland transport partnership (Tactran) on a two-year contract. He is currently interim head of economic development at constituent authority Perth and Kinross Council and will take up the post in July, succeeding Eric Guthrie, who is... continue

13 Apr 2018Local Transport Today People

Q-Park acquires Edinburgh car park

Q-Park has completed the purchase of the Quartermile parking facility in Edinburgh.  Quartermile is a mixed-use redevelopment of the 19-acre site of the former Royal Infirmary in Edinburgh’s city centre. When completed, the development will feature 1,000 residential apartments, offices,... continue

13 Apr 2018Parking Review News
Silcock joins Open Parking

Silcock joins Open Parking

Open Parking has appointed Sharon Silcock as its business development manager with responsibility for... continue

12 Apr 2018Parking Review News

Guardian calls for collective action on the future of driving

“The internal combustion engine has changed the world as much as almost any other invention of the last 150 years,” The Guardian suggested in an editorial on 25 March. “The car has reshaped our cities and colonised our imaginations [because] it seems to offer autonomy for... continue

3 Apr 2018Local Transport Today Media Monitor

Scotsman backs call for more space for pedestrians

On 23 March The Scotsman’s transport correspondent, Alastair Dalton, contemplated the ongoing ‘battle’ between pedestrians and motorised vehicles for space in our cities. “They are greener and perhaps safer than other cars, but if the future of our most popular form of... continue

3 Apr 2018Local Transport Today Media Monitor

Arup studies Scots upgrades for HS2

Transport Scotland has appointed consultant Arup to study opportunities for increasing line speeds between Carstairs and Rutherglen and between Newcastle and Dunbar to capitalise on the introduction of HS2 services between London and Scotland (LTT 02 Mar).... continue

3 Apr 2018Local Transport Today Business Briefing

PDMS & Euclid win Scots back office

Transport Scotland has appointed PDMS (UK) Ltd and Euclid Ltd to deliver a replacement transport administration back office (TABO) system to process concessionary travel reimbursement. The system must also have the capability to handle account-based ticketing, in line with Transport... continue

3 Apr 2018Local Transport Today Business Briefing
Temporary cut to EV charging proposed to avert blackouts

Temporary cut to EV charging proposed to avert blackouts

Andrew Forster

Electric vehicle owners may have to accept temporary... continue

3 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
Greens criticise slow pace of delivery for Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone

Greens criticise slow pace of delivery for Glasgow’s Low Emission Zone

Andrew Forster

Bus operators are to be given until the end of 2022 to achieve full... continue

3 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

Autumn opening for Aberdeen bypass

The £745m Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, a new 29-mile dual carriageway round the western edge of the city, will open this autumn, Transport Scotland has announced. The road had been supposed to open this spring but has faced delivery problems, including bad weather and the collapse of... continue

3 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News

SEStran budget escapes cuts

Councils in South East Scotland have decided to freeze their contributions to SEStran, the South East Scotland transport partnership, at £190,000 in 2018/19, rejecting options for cuts of up to 15 per cent. The contribution from the eight member authorities totalled £225,000 in 2011/12... continue

3 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
New pipeline approaches to rail enhancements explained

New pipeline approaches to rail enhancements explained

The DfT and Transport Scotland have outlined their new pipeline approaches to funding rail enhancements.  The Rail Network Enhancement Pipeline (RNEP) for England and Wales will replace the current system of... continue

3 Apr 2018Local Transport Today News
Scottish filling station operator offers electric vehicle charging

Scottish filling station operator offers electric vehicle charging

Mark Moran

Rapid electrical vehicle (EV) charging points have been installed... continue

30 Mar 2018Parking Review News
Business park offers top-ups for electric vehicle drivers on Scotland’s M8 motorway

Business park offers top-ups for electric vehicle drivers on Scotland’s M8 motorway

Mark Moran

Electric vehicle chargers have installed at a business park located near the M8... continue

30 Mar 2018Parking Review News

Welsh buses/train interchanges - Gavin Williamson - All night lighting - Edinburgh Tram

Former Swansea council leader Mike Hedges, now a Welsh Assembly Member, put an interesting question to Welsh transport secretary Ken Skates last week: “Will the cabinet secretary consider quick wins such as the reopening of railway stations such as Landore, creating bus-train interchanges... continue

16 Mar 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Tracsis only bidder for Scots bus work

Transport Scotland has awarded Tracsis a contract to conduct surveys of Scotland’s national concessionary travel scheme for older and disabled people, and the young persons scheme.  Tracsis was the only bidder for the contract, which includes on-board surveys. The contract will run for... continue

16 Mar 2018Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Four bidders for Edinburgh tram

The City of Edinburgh Council has shortlisted four bidders for the contract to extend the tram line from the city centre to Newhaven in the north: a BAM Colas Rail joint venture (JV); Dragados; a Farrans Sacyr Nopul JV; and a Sisk Steconfer JV. The four will be invited to tender in mid-April for... continue

16 Mar 2018Local Transport Today Business Briefing

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