Hertfordshire County Council sets out plans to reduce car dependency

Patrick McDonnell

Higher parking charges and a cut in parking spaces are among the proposals in Hertfordshire County Council’s Local Transport Plan (LTP).  The council stressed that increasing road capacity by... continue

15 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
Children get free weekend travel on Brighton & Hove Buses until Christmas

Children get free weekend travel on Brighton & Hove Buses until Christmas

For five weekends in the run-up to Christmas Brighton & Hove Buses is offering free bus journeys to up to three children under the age of 16 or Bus ID holders who are accompanied by an adult The bus company hopes the offer will help reduce congestion caused by cars at such a busy time... continue

21 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Cornwall reduces cost of evening season parking tickets

Mark Moran

Cornwall Council has reduced the price of evening only season tickets in selected car parks to help residents in towns who say finding evening and overnight parking on the street is difficult. During a consultation with residents about parking last year, one of the issues raised was the... continue

17 Nov 2017Parking Review News
Princess Anne opens Kemble Station’s new car park

Princess Anne opens Kemble Station’s new car park

Mark Moran

Parking at Kemble Station in Gloucestershire has ben doubled following the completion of work on a new car park officially opened by Princess... continue

17 Nov 2017Parking Review News
National Infrastructure Commission calls for major investment in transport links between Oxford and Cambridge

National Infrastructure Commission calls for major investment in transport links between Oxford and Cambridge

Mark Moran

Improving local transport connections between Oxford and Cambridge could lead to the creation of both new... continue

17 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
Government drops plan to build £250m lorry park in Kent

Government drops plan to build £250m lorry park in Kent

Mark Moran

A government plan to build a lorry park in Kent to... continue

15 Nov 2017Parking Review News
Bristol Airport is upgrading car parks

Bristol Airport is upgrading car parks

Mark Moran

A new car park reception building has been opened at Bristol Airport. The building is the centrepiece of a... continue

10 Nov 2017Parking Review News

PayByPhone lands in Jersey

Mark Moran

The PayByPhone app has been launched in Jersey car parks as an alternative to paycards and season tickets. The app covers the Green Street and Pier Road car parks in St Helier. States of Jersey infrastructure minister Eddie Noel said that the new app, which is free to download, offers islanders... continue

10 Nov 2017Parking Review Products & Services

Tunbridge Wells makes phone parking cheaper than paying at the machine

Mark Moran

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council transferred its pay-by-phone parking provision to RingGo on 1 October. Phone parking tariffs in the council’s car parks will be set  40p lower than the cost of paying in cash at pay & display machines. Motorists have been using their mobile phones to... continue

10 Nov 2017Parking Review Products & Services

Princesshay shopping centre opts for ParkAdvance pay-on-foot system

Mark Moran

The two car parks serving the Princesshay Shopping Centre in Exeter will be equipped with a new pay-on-foot system. Princesshay is a joint venture partnership between The Crown Estate and TIAA Henderson Real Estate. The centre’s Princesshay and Summerland Gate car parks, which are managed by... continue

10 Nov 2017Parking Review Products & Services

Surrey appoints Atkins for highways

Surrey County Council has awarded Atkins a two-year framework agreement for professional highway services. The framework could be extended by a further two years to end in 2021 alongside Surrey’s existing highways term maintenance contract. This would allow Surrey to consolidate services in... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
TfSE prepares transport strategy

TfSE prepares transport strategy

Shadow sub-national transport body Transport for the South East has revealed more details of its work programme and... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Joint spatial plan for Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire County Council and the five Oxfordshire districts have approved the preparation of a joint spatial plan for the county, which will sit above the local plans prepared by the district councils. The councils say the plan will enhance the integration of spatial planning (a district... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

‘Devolving APD no threat to Bristol

Devolving Air Passenger Duty (APD) to Wales would pose little threat to Bristol Airport, the Welsh Government has claimed.  The UK Government rejected the advice of an official commission on Welsh devolution in 2012 that APD should be devolved in Wales, as in Scotland.  Last week Welsh... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Preferred route for A303 dualling

Highways England has published the preferred route for dualling a three-mile section of the A303 between Sparkford and Ilchester in Somerset. The scheme has an estimated cost of £179m.... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

HE conducts ‘close following’ trials

Highways England is running trials of ‘close following’ detection equipment at smart motorway roadworks sites. The trials are testing the equipment and assessing thresholds that could be used for enforcement. HE says  close following is a contributory factor in about a third of all... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Suffolk tenders Lake Lothing bridge

Suffolk County Council has launched the procurement for a design and build contract for the Lake Lothing Third Crossing – a new road bridge in Lowestoft. The contract is due to commence next July and end in December 2022. The estimated contract value is £60m.... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Norfolk advances Western Link Road

Norfolk County Council has authorised further work on a proposed Western Link Road in Norwich that would complete an orbital road for the city. The Western Link would connect the A47 trunk road west of Norwich with the A1067 in the north-west of the city, linking up there with the new dual... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

New station for Cambridge South

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority and Network Rail are developing plans for a new Cambridge South rail station, located close to the city’s biomedical campus. The combined authority (CA)  has allocated £750,000 to develop the project in 2017/18 and a further... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News
New Thames road bridge east of Reading

New Thames road bridge east of Reading

A Preliminary business case for a new road bridge across the River Thames east of Reading has been published by Wokingham Borough... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

Ofo expands bike share operations

Dockless bike hire firm ofo has launched new schemes in Norwich, the London Borough of Islington and the City of London. The London schemes follow on from the recent launch of a scheme in Hackney. ... continue

10 Nov 2017Local Transport Today News

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