Make outside lane of Glasgow motorways bus-only – operator

Make outside lane of Glasgow motorways bus-only – operator

Rhodri Clark

Bus operator Stagecoach says the outside lanes of motorways in Strathclyde should be reserved for buses and coaches. Transport Scotland’s current Managed Motorways... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Nestrans re-assured by A96 commitment

Transport Scotland has reassured the North East Scotland transport partnership (Nestrans) that improvements are being developed for a six-mile section at the eastern end of the A96 Inverness-Aberdeen trunk road. Transport Scotland has committed to dualling the A96 between Inverness and Aberdeen by... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Scottish Government yet to be persuaded by default 20 Bill

Andrew Forster

The Scottish Government has listed a range of reasons why it cannot currently support a Member’s Bill to make 20mph the default speed limit on most roads in built-up areas.  Green MSP Mark Ruskell’s Restricted Roads (20mph speed limits) (Scotland) Bill would reduce the default... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Tayside councils collaborate on traffic

Dundee, Perth & Kinross, and Angus councils are to pilot collaboration on urban traffic control, traffic signals, and network management duties. The 15-month Tayside Network Management Partnership will commence on 1 January. Dundee will take the lead for urban traffic control and signals, and... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Scots transport and health briefings

Transport and public health expert Adrian Davis is to compile a Scotland-specific research archive on the connections between transport and health. Davis, who was recently appointed professor of transport and health at Edinburgh Napier University’s Transport Research Institute (TRI), will... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
16 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
£400k rail cycle park opens in Dundee

£400k rail cycle park opens in Dundee

Patrick McDonnell

Covered cycle parking has been created at Dundee Railway Station. The 120-space cycle park, which is owned by... continue

12 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Visitor tax to pay for city’s transport?

Visitors to Edinburgh could pay a tax on their accommodation to help fund transport. The city council is proposing a Transient Visitor Levy (or Tourist Tax) of either 2 per cent of the room bill or £2 per room per night on all forms of accommodation, applying to the first seven nights of a... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

COSLA backs parking levy

Scottish local government is supporting calls for workplace parking levy (WPL) powers to be added to the Scottish Government’s Transport (Scotland) Bill. The City of Edinburgh Council has already called for the Bill to be amended to include the power (LTT 20 Aug). Calum Lindsay, a policy... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Transport Scotland issues first traffic, bus and rail forecasts

Transport Scotland issues first traffic, bus and rail forecasts

Andrew Forster

Transport Scotland has published its first Scotland-specific... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Argyll bids for road & air cash

Funding to help develop better road and air connections feature in Argyll & Bute Council’s proposed ‘rural growth deal’, which will be sent to the UK and Scottish governments.  The submission will ask for circa £90.5m for ‘connecting’ measures... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Transport Catapult opens Scottish office

The Transport Systems Catapult has opened an office in Glasgow, as part of its strategy to expand across the UK. Helen Wylde, the catapult’s chief engagement officer, said: “There’s a huge potential for Scottish universities, Government and SMEs to play a central role in the... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Law review for automated vehicles

The Law Commission and Scottish Law Commission have launched a joint consultation on legal reforms to allow automated vehicles to use Britain’s roads. Questions the consultation asks include:  • should automated vehicles ever be allowed to mount the pavement? • should automated... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Dundee is Europe's most visionary EV city

Dundee was named as the most visionary city in Europe for electric vehicles (EVs) at a ceremony in Japan.  At its annual gathering in Kobe, the World Electric Vehicle Association (WEVA) presented Dundee City Council with an E-visionary Award for its initiatives to encourage the wider use of... continue

3 Nov 2018Parking Review News

Scottish station project underway

Work has begun on the construction of a new railway station in Robroyston in Scotland which will serve a development of 1,600 homes in the area around the site. Located between Stepps and Springburn on the Glasgow to Cumbernauld line, the new station will include step free platform access, together... continue

3 Nov 2018Parking Review News

Edinburgh bans all on-street ‘A boards’

Patrick McDonnell

A ban on all temporary on-street advertising boards across Edinburgh will come into force on 5 November. The ban aims to create safer, more accessible streets, particularly for those with disabilities such as sight impairments and mobility difficulties. Initially, environmental wardens will visit... continue

1 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Drop ‘unaccountable’ bus panels, UTG tells Scotland

The Urban Transport Group (UTG) has urged the Scottish Parliament to remove “unaccountable” quangos from its legislation on future regulation of buses. The Transport (Scotland) Bill includes provisions for creating franchising frameworks and franchising agreements. The traffic... continue

26 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Edinburgh tram extension planned

City of Edinburgh councillors will make a final decision on whether or not to proceed with the extension of trams to Newhaven project in early 2019, it has been announced. The final stage will invovle seeking best and final offers from the bidders, which will then be used to complete the Final... continue

26 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Ferry operator wants fewer cars on board

Rhodri Clark

Ferry operator CalMac believes there would be “huge benefits” if it were to persuade fewer tourists to take their cars on its vessels. CalMac is owned by the Scottish Government and operates most of the ferries between the west coast and the outlying islands. Information technology... continue

26 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

Edinburgh to get citywide EV charging network

Plans for an electric vehicle charging network across Edinburgh have been approved by the city’s transport and environment committee. Edinburgh has more than 23% of all licensed electric vehicles in Scotland. The City of Edinburgh Council and Transport Scotland commissioned the Energy Savings... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

‘Premature’ opening of Forth crossing

An MSP has questioned whether the new Forth road crossing was opened prematurely, given that disruptive works followed its opening in August 2017. A recent Audit Scotland examination of the Forth replacement crossing’s construction found that the final cost, £1.34bn, was 8% to 16% lower... continue

12 Oct 2018Local Transport Today News

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