P&D machines destroyed and stolen in Weston-super-Mare

Patrick McDonnell

North Somerset has installed security features in parking machines after thefts and vandals attacks in Weston-super-Mare in recent weeks. Several pay-and-display... continue

2 Aug 2018Parking Review News

Government should give Southeastern franchise to TfL, says London mayor

Patrick McDonnell

London mayor Sadiq Kahn has urged the DfT to transfer Southeastern rail services to TfL. In a letter to transport secretary Chris Grayling, Khan calls on him to put the needs of thousands of passengers ahead of political expediency. The DfT has shortlisted four bidders for the next Southeastern... continue

15 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
Hospital parking needs sensitive treatment

Hospital parking needs sensitive treatment

The issue of parking within hospitals evokes strong emotions and seems to be constantly in the news. Finding a balance between meeting the cost of delivering a service... continue

9 Aug 2018Parking Review Features

Kent truckstop to expand

Ashford Borough Council in Kent says it is taking a pro-active approach to ease illegal lorry parking and congestion by approving plans to develop Waterbrook Park, a 140-acre site near junction 10 of the M20. Ashford International Truckstop will double in size to allow overnight parking for up to... continue

9 Aug 2018Parking Review News

‘No-deal’ Brexit could cause gridlock, warns Dover council

Patrick McDonnell

A no-deal Brexit could see the M20 in Kent become an almost permanent 13-mile long lorry park, Dover District Council has warned in its assessment of plans being made by the Highways Agency. The assessment by Dover council has expressed concern over how ports would cope with a potential... continue

9 Aug 2018Parking Review News
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8 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Launch date for new Metrobus route

FirstGroup will launch its second Metrobus route in the Bristol area on 3 September. The M2 will be a commercial service, operating Monday to Saturday between the Long Ashton park-and-ride site and the city centre. The route features sections of guided busway. The M2 will replace the 903 route,... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Isle of Wight Council wants rail extension

The Isle of Wight Council wants the Government to explore extending the island’s rail network to serve Newport, the island’s county town. Council leader Dave Stewart made the request in a letter to the DfT supporting South Western Railway operator First/MTR’s plan to modernise the... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Reading eyes traffic restraint by 2020

Demand management measures such as a workplace parking levy or road charging could be implemented in Reading as soon as 2020, according to the council.  The Labour-run authority is to study three demand management options to inform a new local transport plan: • a workplace parking... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
Build new P&R sites as temporary facilities, says mayor on Metro mission

Build new P&R sites as temporary facilities, says mayor on Metro mission

Andrew Forster

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has ordered future... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Mayor wants to accelerate major schemes

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is exploring how to accelerate the delivery of its transport priorities, including the Metro system known as CAM. A report presented to the CA-last week says that for CAM, “it is estimated that a conventional approach to delivery and... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Funds in place for busway extension

A funding package has been put in place to extend Hampshire’s ‘Eclipse’ busway between Fareham and Gosport by 900 metres at the Gosport end. The extension will facilitate an additional Eclipse service to the Solent Enterprise Zone at Daedalus, as well as journey time savings of... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Traffic surge on Severn Bridges

Traffic on the M4 Severn crossings has increased by more than 10 per cent this summer. Toll charges reduced on 8 January, when the previous private concession ended and VAT was no longer chargeable. Tolls will be abolished at the end of this year. There was significantly more traffic in each month... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News
Grayling rejects splitting up GWR

Grayling rejects splitting up GWR

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has decided against splitting up the Great Western Railway franchise. The present franchise... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

WECA cautious about STB status

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) has voiced misgivings about creating a statutory sub-national transport body (STB) covering the area. WECA is participating in plans for a Western Gateway shadow STB, which would also cover Gloucestershire, Wiltshire, North Somerset, Poole and... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Preferred route for Hereford bypass

Herefordshire Council has selected a preferred route for a western bypass of Hereford, following a consultation on seven route options this spring. The road would connect the A49 trunk road north of the city round with the A465 south-west of the city. Development work will now be undertaken on the... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Herts investigates footway driving ban

Hertfordshire County Council is investigating acquiring powers to issue penalty charge notices to drivers who cross over footways to access properties. Phil Bibby, Hertfordshire’s executive member for highways and the environment, told colleagues: “Highway teams are looking at the... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Legal challenge to Dorset reforms

A judicial review case was heard in the High Court this week into the secretary of state for local government’s decision to make regulations that will see Dorset’s nine local authorities abolished and replaced by two new unitaries, one covering Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch, and... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Study puts value on rural railway

Consultants have placed a value on the Tamar Valley line between Gunnislake and Plymouth to local communities.  The Devon & Cornwall Rail Partnership appointed the TAS Partnership to undertake the study.  John Atkins, TAS principal consultant, said: “We used an alternative,... continue

3 Aug 2018Local Transport Today News

Oxfordshire councils to look at taking over parking enforcement from police

Two district councils in Oxfordshire district councils have agreed to explore ways in which parking enforcement could be taken off the police.  South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils are looking at ways of making enforcement more responsive and freeing up police... continue

30 Jul 2018Parking Review News
30 Jul 2018Parking Review News

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