25 May 2017Local Transport Today News

First annual survey of Mobility as a Service in the UK to be published by Landor LINKS

Landor LINKS

The 32-page report, to be released in July, will map Mobility as a Service developments in the UK, surveying the organisations providing technology and data to enable MaaS, and looking at plans to pilot MaaS in towns and cities. While focusing on the UK, the report will include international... continue

23 May 2017Local Transport Today News

Transport Scotland tenders A9 dualling

Transport Scotland has invited bids for the design, construction and maintain contract to dual about six miles of the A9 between Luncarty and the Pass of Birnam, between Perth and Inverness. The estimated value is £70m. Construction is expected to take two years. The maintenance element of... continue

12 May 2017Local Transport Today News
Uncertain future for SPT as SNP takes control in Glasgow

Uncertain future for SPT as SNP takes control in Glasgow

Andrew Forster

The future of Strathclyde Partnership for Transport... continue

12 May 2017Local Transport Today News

Intelligent road stud scheme wins ITS (UK) awards

Mark Moran

The use of intelligent road studs to monitor traffic flows at a heavily congested roundabout in Scotland won two trophies in the annual awards run by Intelligent Transport Systems (UK). The UK Scheme of the Year and the Forward Thinking Award for Innovation were presented to the use of an... continue

12 May 2017Parking Review News
Glasgow and Edinburgh connected by motorway

Glasgow and Edinburgh connected by motorway

Better Connected: Glasgow and Edinburgh are now connected by a continuous motorway following completion of the seven-mile ‘missing link’ of the M8 between... continue

12 May 2017Local Transport Today News
Can’t live with them, can’t live without them: whither the HGV?

Can’t live with them, can’t live without them: whither the HGV?

Rhodri Clark

Rebellion is in the air in Laugharne, a small town in rural... continue

12 May 2017Local Transport Today Features
Edinburgh wants to see safer parking at school gates

Edinburgh wants to see safer parking at school gates

Pupils and teachers across Edinburgh have joined a campaign to discourage inconsiderate parking at school gates.  The ParkSmart initiative, which was launched on 28 April, aims to cut congestion at the... continue

4 May 2017Parking Review News

ParkCloud offers pre-booked parking at Aberdeen Airport

Parking reservation service ParkCloud is now offering spaces at car parks at Aberdeen Airport. Serving over 3.8 million passengers in 2015, Aberdeen is the third largest airport in Scotland and 14th largest in the UK. With an average 7.8% growth per annum since 2012, recent developments include the... continue

30 Apr 2017Parking Review News

Rise in Scottish dropped kerb applications

Patrick McDonnell

Scottish homeowners are increasingly seeking local authority approval to install dropped kerbs allowing them to park their car on a driveway, rather than on the street or pavement. Successful applications for installing dropped kerbs to allow parking access at the front of houses, have risen by 55%... continue

30 Apr 2017Parking Review News

Scottish court says motorist must pay £24,500 private parking debt

A motorist who ignored parking restrictions because she did not believe parking charges were valid in law is now faced with a £24,500 bill following a judgment from The Scottish Court Service.  Carly Mackie ignored hundreds of parking notices for leaving her car at Dundee’s... continue

30 Apr 2017Parking Review News
Scottish councils generate a £40.3m parking surplus, say RAC Foundation

Scottish councils generate a £40.3m parking surplus, say RAC Foundation

Local authorities in Scotland made a £40.3m surplus  from their parking activities in 2015-16, according to analysis conducted for the RAC Foundation. This is 12% higher than in the 2014-15 financial year when £36.1m was reported. Data analysed for the RAC... continue

30 Apr 2017Parking Review News
The Scottish Government consults on parking

The Scottish Government consults on parking

Mark Moran

The Scottish Government has launched a consultation on how to deliver a more consistent approach to managing parking in... continue

30 Apr 2017Parking Review Features
A retail parking renovation

A retail parking renovation

The Bon Accord & St Nicholas Shopping Centre dominates retailing in Aberdeen’s city centre,... continue

30 Apr 2017Parking Review Features
Glasgow bike hire set to expand

Glasgow bike hire set to expand

A bike share scheme in Glasgow looks set to more than double in size in response to demands for more stations from users,... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today Features

Four shortlisted for A96 dualling

Transport Scotland has shortlisted four bidders to design the dualling of a 26 mile stretch of the A96 from east of Huntly to Aberdeen: AECOM; an Amey Arup joint venture; an Atkins WSP joint venture; and Jacobs UK. The contract, worth up to £50m, should be awarded later this year. The... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Charge points for Scots rail stations

ScotRail is to install free to use electric vehicle charging points at 50 stations. Each charge point can charge two vehicles at once. ... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Absorb RTPs into broader partnerships, says Edinburgh

Andrew Forster

The city of Edinburgh Council is calling on the Scottish Government to absorb Scotland’s regional transport partnerships into wider partnerships overseeing transport, land-use planning and economic development. Edinburgh’s comments come in its response to the Scottish Government’s... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

£3m for Scots green bus fund

Scottish transport minister Humza Yousaf has announced a new round of the Green Bus Fund for 2017/18, worth £3m, for the purchase of low carbon buses. The competition is open to bus operators, local authorities and regional transport partnerships. The deadline for applications is 30 June. The... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Queen Street revamp approved

The Scottish Government has granted Network Rail a Transport and Works Act Order to undertake major redevelopment works at Glasgow Queen Street station.  The rebuilt station will feature improved access to an expanded concourse; enhanced passenger facilities; and longer platforms.... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Scots consult on parking powers

Scottish councils would be given powers to use cameras to enforce moving traffic offences and parking restrictions outside schools under proposals published by Transport Scotland.  Powers could also be brought forward to prevent pavement parking, parking on dropped kerbs, and double parking.... continue

13 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

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