Lothian Buses profits to part-fund city's tram line extension

Andrew Forster

Municipally-owned Lothian Buses has spelt out how a £20m extraordinary dividend could be paid to majority shareholder the City of Edinburgh Council to part-fund an extension of... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Rail industry sets out priorities for Scotland

The rail industry has identified 18 priority enhancements to Scotland’s rail network for delivery over the next 12 years.  The projects feature in the Rail Delivery Group’s advice to inform the Scottish Government’s high level output specification (HLOS) for the railways,... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Date for Edinburgh tram hearings

Oral hearings for the Edinburgh tram inquiry will commence on 5 September. The Scottish Government set up the inquiry in 2014 to examine why the project to build the city’s first tram route incurred significant delays, cost far more than originally budgeted, and delivered significantly less... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Government reviews role of Scotland’s RTPs

The Scottish Government is reviewing the future of Scotland’s regional transport partnerships. The Government’s Places, people and planning consultation  on the planning system is seeking views on the “roles, responsibilities and areas of influence of regional transport... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Second council rejects stronger SEStran

A second council in central Scotland has refused to support the South East Scotland Transport Partnership’s (SEStran) proposal to play a bigger role in the area’s transport planning.   Clackmannanshire Council says SEStran has not made the case for moving from a model one to a... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Shake-up ahead for central Scotland’s transport planning

Shake-up ahead for central Scotland’s transport planning

Andrew Forster

Councils in the Tayside area are planning to create a... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Hazel leads MaaS in Scotland

George Hazel has been appointed programme manager for the Scottish Mobility as a Service (MaaS) alliance, a network of more than 50 companies developing MaaS applications. Hazel, who runs the George Hazel Consultancy, will work on the project for 2.5 days a week for the next year. He is also a... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today People

Yellowlees retires from ScotRail

John Yellowlees, ScotRail’s external relations manager, has retired. He has been appointed ScotRail’s first ‘Honorary Rail Ambassador’. ... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today People
17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Parking & Property: Building a better future for towns and cities

Parking & Property: Building a better future for towns and cities

Parking & Property 2017 8 June: 15 Hatfelds, London Parking & Property is the only annual event dedicated to off-street parking. Over the past 6 years the conference has provided a forum for debate and sharing best practice among public and... continue

15 Feb 2017Parking Review Features
8 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Early repayment of Borders rail costs

Scottish Borders Council is taking advantage of low interest rates to pay off its contribution to re-opening the Borders Railway between Edinburgh and Tweedbank. Under the funding deal struck with Transport Scotland, local authorities agreed to fund £30m of the railway’s costs, broken... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Glasgow to forward fund rail station

Glasgow City Council is to provide £10m for a new railway station at Robroyston on the Glasgow Queen Street to Cumbernauld line. The station will serve a community of 1,600 dwellings being built on either side of the M80. The station’s £18.35m estimated cost will be funded by... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Aberdeen reviews bridge options

Options for improving road access into central Aberdeen from the south have been published by Aberdeen City Council.  An assessment of three investment packages identifies a number of advantages to building a new crossing beside the existing historic Bridge of Dee, with the latter then being... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Airport NPS published

The DfT this week published a draft airports National Policy Statement, which makes the case for a third runway at Heathrow.  The NPS actually focuses exclusively on airport capacity in the South East of England and lays out the planning policy framework that Heathrow’s owners will need... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Car clubs compete in Inverness

Europcar has chosen Scotland for the launch of its new car club business, Europcar Hourly Hire. Vehicles will be available for hire in Inverness and at six airports: Inverness, Stornoway, Sunburgh, Kirkwall, Wick and Dundee. Europcar’s sister company E-Car Club already operates in Stirling,... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing
Dundee urged to cut car park tariffs to curb commuter parking

Dundee urged to cut car park tariffs to curb commuter parking

Patrick McDonnell

A Dundee councillor is backing a proposal from residents in... continue

31 Jan 2017Parking Review News
Active travel: a New Year’s resolution everyone can stick to

Active travel: a New Year’s resolution everyone can stick to

Dr Jon Lamonte, Chief Executive, Transport for Greater Manchester

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30 Jan 2017Local Transport Today Features
30 Jan 2017Local Transport Today Features

Edinburgh to waive PCNs issued after phone parking service offered 'free' parking

Deniz Huseyin

A phone payment system error meant that drivers in Edinburgh were wrongly told they could park for free on the day after Boxing Day, resulting in them receiving penalty charge notices (PCNs).  City of Edinburgh Council said it was clearly stated on its website and parking machines that 27... continue

28 Jan 2017Parking Review News

Shotts line electrification

Network Rail has awarded a £49m contract to Carillion Powerlines Ltd to electrify the Shotts line between Holytown Junction and Midcalder Junction, creating a new electrified route between Edinburgh and Glasgow Central. The work should be completed in 2019.... continue

20 Jan 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

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