Edinburgh adopts Playing Out street closure scheme

Edinburgh adopts Playing Out street closure scheme

Patrick McDonnell

Edinburgh is to roll out a programme that allows residents to temporarily close their roads to enable children to play safely outside.  The council’s transport and environment committee unanimously approved the extension of play street events across the capital following a pilot scheme... continue

31 May 2018Parking Review News
­­Yousaf’s taskforce calls for active travel delivery reforms

­­Yousaf’s taskforce calls for active travel delivery reforms

Andrew Forster

Wide-ranging reforms to the way active travel programmes are... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Bus alliance for NE Scotland

A bus alliance is being formed in the North East of Scotland to oversee a new voluntary quality partnership. The North East of Scotland bus alliance, covering Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire councils, aims to arrest the decline in bus patronage by 2022. Fare-paying passenger numbers fell 7 per cent from... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Bus powers shake-up at heart of Scotland’s Transport Bill

Bus powers shake-up at heart of Scotland’s Transport Bill

All local authorities in Scotland will be given the power to implement bus franchising, under powers contained in the Scottish Government’s new Transport (Scotland) Bill. The Bill also includes powers for the creation and... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Passenger numbers fall on rail

Passenger numbers on franchised rail services fell last year for the first time since 2009/10, according to the Office of Rail and Road. Estimated journeys in 2017/18 dropped 1.4 per cent to 1.708bn, following a slowing in the rate of growth over the previous three years. Last year’s fall has... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

New study of Glasgow Airport access options

Further study work is getting underway to determine a preferred option for improving public transport access to Glasgow Airport. The Glasgow City region city deal allocated £144.3m to the airport access project, which was originally envisaged as being a rail link from the existing Glasgow... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Glasgow transport task force progress

The Glasgow Connectivity Commission, set up by the city council last year to advise on the city’s future transport priorities, has completed its first round of evidence gathering. The commission says points raised include the sharp fall in bus use; the limited space for pedestrians in the... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Glasgow studies road user charging

Glasgow City Council’s ruling SNP administration has instructed officers to prepare a report on road user charging for the city. This follows a recommendation by the council’s environmental scrutiny committee in March that a road user charging scheme should be implemented by 31 December... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Heathrow expansion welcomed by the North and Scottish political leaders

Heathrow expansion welcomed by the North and Scottish political leaders

In early June the news that a Parliamentary vote on the expansion of Heathrow Airport was imminent produced an entirely predictable rash of commentary pieces in the media. What was perhaps not so predictable, however, was the amount of analysis focusing on the effect of a third... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today Media Monitor
Rapid charger hub launched for Dundee's electric taxis

Rapid charger hub launched for Dundee's electric taxis

Dundee City Council has installed a set of rapid charging units to promote electric taxi use. The council appointed eVolt to supply four Raption 50kW Rapid Chargers and three 22kW eVolve chargers at the new electric... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News
Glasgow secures £940k EU funding for solar car park

Glasgow secures £940k EU funding for solar car park

Glasgow City Council has secured £940,000 from the European Commission to realise its plan to transform a city car park into a solar power centre. The award from the EU Horizon 2020 fund will go... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News

Scottish Borders asks residents to identify parking problems

Patrick McDonnell

People living in the Scottish Borders are being asked to complete an online survey to highlight areas were parking is a problem. The Scottish Borders Council Parking Issues Working Group is collecting evidence on parking in the county, and also gathering information about what happens in other... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News

Aberdeen has processed no parking appeals since January

Patrick McDonnell

Aberdeen City Council has processed no penalty charge notice appeals this year, citing a backlog of cases caused by a high volume of appeals as the reason. None of more than 2,289 PCN appeals received between 1 January and 20 May had been dealt with, the council revealed to a Freedom of Information... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News

Timetable for Scots transport reviews

Transport Scotland has outlined the timetable for preparing three key elements of future transport policy: the second national transport strategy (NTS), the fourth national planning framework (NPF), and the second strategic transport projects review (STPR).  Preparation of the new NTS is... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Hardie prepares conclusions on Edinburgh’s tram debacle

Hardie prepares conclusions on Edinburgh’s tram debacle

If any budding student of project management had the time, then Edinburgh has been the place to be for the last nine months as the inquiry into the city’s tram debacle took oral evidence from scores of witnesses.... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Liston joins Stagecoach

David Liston has joined Stagecoach as managing director of its North of Scotland operations, replacing Mark Whitelocks, who has become managing director of Stagecoach Cumbria and North Lancashire (LTT?25 May). Liston was FirstGroup’s bus engineering director from 2003 to 2014, subsequently... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today People
Transport Scotland survey reveals 83% want pavement parking banned

Transport Scotland survey reveals 83% want pavement parking banned

There appears to be overwhelming support for a footway parking ban in Scotland, a report published by Transport Scotland suggests. The Improving Parking in Scotland report considers the views of stakeholders and individuals who answered a series of questions on... continue

2 Jun 2018Parking Review News
ParkCloud lands Edinburgh Airport contract

ParkCloud lands Edinburgh Airport contract

Edinburgh Airport has signed a contract with parking reservation specialist ParkCloud. The agreement will enable ParkCloud to offer its users the option of reserving... continue

1 Jun 2018Parking Review Products & Services

Aberdeen withdraws card option in pay & display car parks

Card payment functions have been removed from pay & display machines in Aberdeenshire car parks, but cashless parking is still available via RingGo phone system. The card payment function was withdrawn due to a change in legislation relating to cashless payment security and the high cost... continue

1 Jun 2018Parking Review Products & Services
25 May 2018Local Transport Today News

Scotland transport bill next month

The Scottish Government will introduce a transport bill to Parliament next month. Transport minister Humza Yousaf told MSPs that it would include measures on buses; parking; smart and integrated ticketing; low emission zones; regional transport partnership finance; and the Scottish road works... continue

25 May 2018Local Transport Today News

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