Edinburgh school children promote 20mph culture

Edinburgh school children promote 20mph culture

Mark Moran

Primary school children in Edinburgh have been creating 20mph-themed artwork to support of the city’s rollout of slower speeds to residential, shopping and city centre streets. As work begins to install signs and lines for the third phase of the project, primary four pupils at Flora... continue

13 Jul 2017Parking Review News

September launch for tram hearings

Oral hearings for the Edinburgh tram inquiry will commence on 5 September. The inquiry, chaired by Lord Hardie, was ordered by the Government to examine why the tram project “incurred delays, cost more than originally budgeted and, through reductions in scope, delivered significantly less... continue

21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

Far North sleeper train probed

Hitrans, the Highland and Islands transport partnership, has appointed consultant SYSTRA to explore the case for a sleeper train between Edinburgh/Glasgow and Wick or Thurso (LTT 28 Oct 16). The train would make use of the Mark 3 sleeper stock currently used on anglo-Scottish services, which will... continue

21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

Tramway conversion for Highland rail line?

Hitrans, the Highlands and Islands Transport Partnership, is exploring the practicality of converting all or part of the Inverness to Kyle of Lochalsh railway to tramway or tram-train operation.   The idea has grown out of a study into the possibility of road and rail sharing the same... continue

21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

Edinburgh tram reports a profit

Council-owned company Edinburgh Trams has reported a pre-tax operating profit of £252,000 in 2016, compared with a loss of £22,153 in 2015. Revenue rose from £9.2m in 2015 to £10.3m, as patronage rose ten percent to 5.6 million. Profit after tax was £196... continue

21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News
London boroughs provide 'good' online parking permit experience

London boroughs provide 'good' online parking permit experience

Mark Moran

Over two-thirds of London boroughs provide a good online... continue

13 Jul 2017Parking Review News

Amey Arup JVwins A96 dualling work

Transport Scotland has named an Amey Arup joint venture as preferred bidder for a contract to deliver option assessment and detailed design work for the dualling of the 26-mile eastern section of the A96 from east of Huntly to Aberdeen. ... continue

7 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

Ruling awaited on Scots transport fund

Local authorities in north-east Scotland are awaiting the outcome of their appeal against a court ruling that quashed their tariff-based strategic transport fund (STF) of developer contributions. The inner house of the court of session in Edinburgh quashed the Aberdeen City and Shire Development... continue

7 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

Roads committee for north of Scotland

Councils in the north of Scotland are forming a joint committee to oversee collaboration in roads services. The Northern Roads Collaboration Joint Committee comprises seven authorities: Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Angus, Argyll and Bute, Comharlie nan Eilean Siar, Highland, and Moray. Aberdeenshire... continue

7 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

Insights sought on Scots transport

An expert group set up by Transport Scotland to help prepare the new national transport strategy for Scotland is inviting evidence submissions. The research and evidence group is chaired by Professor Jillian Anable of the Institute for Transport Studies, University of Leeds (and formerly the... continue

7 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

Dundee & Fife to pilot MaaS for young adults

Young adults in Dundee and Fife will pilot a Mobility as a Service (MaaS) app this autumn in a project funded by the Government’s innovation agencyInnovate UK. The NaviGoGo app and desktop-based software will be tested by 16-25 year olds in Dundee and Fife from October to March.  The app... continue

7 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

Contactless tickets for Aberdeen

First Aberdeen has become the first bus operator in Scotland to offer passengers contactless ticketing. The operator is also accepting Apply Pay and Android Pay as payment methods for travel.... continue

7 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

Franchising powers for Scots councils?

Scottish local authorities may be given bus franchising powers and the power to set up municipal bus companies.  The Scottish Government is expected to consult on the content  of a new Scottish Transport Bill this summer, with the Bill itself being presented later in the 2016-2021... continue

7 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

Buses could be target for first Scots LEZ

Buses could be the focus for Scotland’s first Low Emission Zone, which ministers have pledged by the end of 2018.  The commitment to introduce an LEZ by 2018 was included in the programme for government published by the Scottish Government in September 2016. An update published last... continue

7 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

Thomas quits NX for Stagecoach

Paul Thomas, managing director of National Express’s UK bus division, has left to become managing director for Stagecoach in the east of Scotland. Tom Stables takes over from Thomas at National Express, managing the UK bus business alongside the UK coach business and German rail... continue

7 Jul 2017Local Transport Today People

Ember develops Scots mobility app

Glenrothes-based software firm Ember Technology has been appointed to develop software to inform young Scots about travel choices. The platform will provide information on walking, cycling, buses, trains, car and bike hire, and offer users discounts. A six-month trial with about 100 users will... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

August opening for Forth crossing

The Queensferry Crossing across the Firth of Forth and connecting Edinburgh and Fife will open on 30 August, Scottish economic secretary Keith Brown has announced. The bridge will then close on 2 & 3 September to allow 50,000 people to walk across it.... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

October date for Scots electric trains

The first electric rail services on the Edinburgh to Glasgow via Falkirk High line should operate on 2 October, Network Rail chief executive Mark Carne has told Scottish transport minister Humza Yousaf. Electric trains had been due for launch in December last year but the project has suffered... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

End of the line for Breich?

Network Rail has launched a consultation on closing Breich station on the Edinburgh-Glasgow Central via Shotts line in West Lothian. The station is only served by one train a day in each direction and station footfall in 2015/16 was just 138 passengers. The line is being modernised with... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

Glasgow Queen St study continues

Investigatory work is continuing in an attempt to find a way forward for a planned retail extension that appeared in jeopardy because of the redevelopment of Glasgow Queen Street station.  Glasgow City Council approved the Buchanan Quarter Tax Increment Financing (TIF) business case in 2011... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

‘Tread carefully on footway parking ban’

The Scottish Government should think carefully before tabling legislation banning footway parking, says Renfrewshire Council. Consultation ends next week on Transport Scotland’s possible reforms to parking laws (LTT 14 Apr). The consultation asks if a new law is needed to ban pavement... continue

23 Jun 2017Local Transport Today News

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