Glasgow: a new vision for transport and our city: speaker biographies

Glasgow: a new vision for transport and our city: speaker biographies

Glasgow: a new vision for transport and our city: speaker biographies Cllr Anna Richardson Cllr Anna Richardson was elected in Langside, Glasgow in 2015, and re-elected in 2017. She currently holds the... continue

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18 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News
Stricter coronavirus rules introduced across UK

Stricter coronavirus rules introduced across UK

Mark Moran

A raft of new coronavirus restrictions will apply across the UK as the number of cases increases. The package of measures for England... continue

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23 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News
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23 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News
Journey Makers volunteers are providing safer rail journeys

Journey Makers volunteers are providing safer rail journeys

Volunteers focused on providing passengers with simpler and safer train journeys were recognised by Rail Minister Chris Heaton-Harris. The minister thanked ‘Journey Makers’ at Norwich Station for their role in helping... continue

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23 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News
End of the line for rail franchising

End of the line for rail franchising

Mark Moran

The UK’s rail franchising system has come to an end, with the government announcing an extended... continue

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23 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News

Scots seek low emission fire engines

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service has invited vehicle manufacturers to present ideas for low emission fire engines. Manufacturers are being asked to present proposals and new/developing/ prototype appliances, at whatever stage of development and implementation they may be. ... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News

Scots Covid rail bill: £250m in six months

transport scotland  estimates that Covid-19 has imposed additional costs of £250m on the taxpayer for the operating the ScotRail and Caledonian Sleeper franchises   during the initial six month emergency measures agreements (EMAs). Transport Scotland introduced the EMAs for the two... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News
21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News

2022 target for Scotland’s LEZs

Transport Scotland envisages implementing low emission zones in Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Dundee between February and May 2022. The LEZs had been scheduled for implementation by the end of this year but were delayed by Covid-19. Restrictions will initially apply only to buses but will be extended to... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News

Covid disrupts Scots projects review

Transport Scotland has revised arrangements for its second strategic transport projects review (STPR) because of Covid-19. The STPR is being split into two phases. Phase one will report to the original timescale and focus on recommendations to ‘lock-in’ the “positive”... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News

Virtual exhibitions for road schemes

Transport Scotland is seeking views on proposals for continued  public engagement on trunk road improvement schemes while Covid-19 social distancing restrictions make physical exhibitions impractical. It has launched a ‘future public engagement virtual exhibition’ and is seeking... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News

Glasgow targeted by hydrogen partnership

A partnership has been formed to promote green hydrogen production facilities and refuelling stations in Scotland.  The Green Hydrogen for Scotland partnership comprises BOC, ITM Power and ScottishPower Renewables. It will promote the use of ‘green’ hydrogen produced by... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News
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Glasgow increases active travel spending

Glasgow City Council is to roll-out more temporary traffic management measures after receiving a further £4m from the Scottish Government’s Spaces for People fund.  Glasgow has received two awards, of £3.5m and £4m, from the Government’s £38.9m funding pot... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News

Scottish Borders to trial blanket 20mph

Scottish Borders Council is to cut the speed limit on all of its 30mph roads to 20mph as an 18-month trial funded by Covid-19 grant from the Scottish Government.  The council has identified 80 settlements with 30mph limits and says converting the limits to 20mph is likely to cost about... continue

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21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today News
Learn these five points from psychology and your active travel scheme may flourish

Learn these five points from psychology and your active travel scheme may flourish

Matt Higgins, Steer

There has never been a bigger opportunity to change the status quo and increase... continue

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21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today Comment
In Passing

In Passing

  A lobby is growing for the... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today Comment

All change, no change?

Although our title is ‘Local Transport Today’ our role is not wholly defined these days by those words, as our coverage often embraces wider issues that impinge upon the UK’s overall transport policy planning and delivery landscape. A significant example of the relationship... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today Comment

Hamilton named Scottish roadworks chief

Kevin Hamilton, Glasgow City Council’s head of roads, is leaving to become the Scottish Road Works Commissioner. Hamilton is a chartered engineer with more than 28 years of experience in roads engineering. ... continue

21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today People
Rik Thomas

Rik Thomas

LTT writer Rik Thomas (pictured) has... continue

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21 Sep 2020Local Transport Today People

Mark Moran

Mark Moran

Calming the backlash

The reassessment of how urban roadspace is allocated and used has been one of the few positive side effects of the pandemic....

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10 Sep 2020Parking Review Opinion

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