Bristol aims to become carbon neutral by 2030

Bristol aims to become carbon neutral by 2030

Juliana O'Rourke

Calls for the city to declare a climate emergency and take urgent action to tackle the pressing threat of “abrupt and irreversible changes that will wreck livelihoods” gained unanimous cross-party support at a full council meeting on 12 November. Bristol is now committed to the most... continue

15 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Essex schools get no parking zones

Essex schools get no parking zones

The North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) has launched a parking scheme to encourage parents not to drop their children at the front... continue

12 Dec 2018Parking Review News

PayByPhone offers tips on how to make parking hassle-free this Christmas

Cashless parking has proven to be hit in the Dorset resort ofBournemouth, with PayByPhone now processing more than 80,000 transactions per month and 84% of users relying on the app to pay for their parking.  Hannah Fuller, operations director for PayByPhone UK, said: “Cashless parking is... continue

3 Dec 2018Parking Review Products & Services
RingGo stars in Basingstoke transfer of phone parking

RingGo stars in Basingstoke transfer of phone parking

Tesco and Volkswagen plans to install around 2,400 charging bays at up to 600 stores by 2020. The charging bays will be based in Tesco Extra and Superstore car parks throughout the UK, and will be installed by... continue

3 Dec 2018Parking Review Products & Services

South West presses for NIC study of A38/M5

Councils in the south-west of England want the National Infrastructure Commission to conduct a growth study of the A38/M5 corridor, which connects Plymouth and the far South West to Bristol.  The idea is being championed by the Heart of the South West Joint Committee, which was formed at the... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
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Norfolk consults on Western Link options

Norfolk County Council has shortlisted four options for a Norwich Western Link road.  The new road would connect the A47 trunk road west of the city with the Broadland Northway (the name of the recently completed Norwich Northern Distributor Road) in the north-west of the city. Option A would... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
CAM network mapped out

CAM network mapped out

A four-route bus rapid transit network for Cambridgeshire could be delivered over the... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

CA talks up bus franchise potential

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has reiterated the possibility of introducing bus franchising.  The latest comments come in a  press release issued by the combined authority to announce £10,000 of support to keep a bus service between Papworth and Cambridge... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Road charging ‘holds key to Cambridge traffic’

Road pricing could provide the revenue needed to improve bus services in Cambridge and the surrounding area, says the Greater Cambridge Partnership (GCP).  The partnership was set up to deliver the Greater Cambridge City Deal and includes Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridge City Council... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Hertfordshire wants five-route BRT network

Hertfordshire County Council is proposing a five-route east-west bus rapid transit network as part of a £1.8bn investment in the A414 corridor. The A414 connects Harlow in the east to Hertford, Welwyn, Hatfield, St Albans and Hemel Hempstead. The A405 connects Watford into the A414 at St... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Oxon asks town to fund HGV restriction

Oxfordshire County Council is asking the local community to pay for an experimental lorry ban in the town of Burford, 18 miles west of Oxford.  The county council last week approved in principle an 18-month experimental 7.5 tonne environmental weight limit covering  the town’s High... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Sevenoaks buses win TPS award

Two bus services in the Kent town of Sevenoaks have been awarded top prize in the Transport Planning Society’s inaugural People’s Award, showcasing schemes that make a difference to people’s lives. The Sevenoaks Town Partnership Vintage bus service runs in the summer months as a... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Heathrow expansion timetable could slip, suggests CAA

THE Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has expressed doubt about the timetable for delivering a third runway at Heathrow, noting that the planning process has already slipped six months.   The House of Commons passed the Airports National Policy Statement (NPS) in June, making Heathrow expansion,... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Council approves Stansted expansion

Uttlesford District Council has approved Stansted Airport’s planning application to grow to an annual throughput of 43 million passengers per annum, up from the present cap of 35 million. The airport handled 25.9 million passengers in 2017. The application split Uttlesford’s planning... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

DfT plans Ramsgate port expansion

The DfT is reportedly drawing up plans to expand Ramsgate port in Kent amid fears that the Dover-Calais route could become disrupted as a result of Brexit. Back-up plans for increased freight traffic and truck parking at the nearby port of Sheerness are also apparently being studied. The Road... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Chinese bike firm eyes London

A joint venture of Chinese bike share company Youon and UK operator Cycle.Land is reportedly planning to introduce 1,000 dockless bikes to London’s streets next March. Youon would provide the bikes and Cycle.Land would operate and maintain the scheme. Cycle.Land was founded in 2016 as a... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Brexit may frustrate TfSE’s goal of STB status by 2020

Brexit negotiations could frustrate Transport for the South East’s ambition to become a statutory sub-national transport body by 2020.  TfSE is currently a shadow sub-national transport body but intends to submit a strategic case for becoming a statutory body to the Government next... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Mann joins WECA from Bristol

Mann joins WECA from Bristol

After nine years as director of transport at Bristol City Council, Peter Mann (pictured) has transferred to the... continue

23 Nov 2018Local Transport Today People
Funding gap means uncertain future for Ipswich crossings

Funding gap means uncertain future for Ipswich crossings

Andrew Forster

Suffolk County Council  is grappling with a major... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News
Northamptonshire road plan shelved

Northamptonshire road plan shelved

A proposed new bypass in Northamptonshire has been shelved after the South East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP) withdrew... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

Cost of Cambs bridge project almost doubles

The cost of replacing a level crossing in Cambridgeshire with a bridge has almost doubled to £30m. The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is to use £16.4m of its Transforming Cities Fund grant to fill the project’s funding gap.  The bridge will replace the... continue

9 Nov 2018Local Transport Today News

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