Public’s views sought on Stonehenge tunnel

Public’s views sought on Stonehenge tunnel

Highways England has launched a consultation on the proposed £1.6bn A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down improvement scheme, which includes a tunnel to hide the road from Stonehenge.  The eight-mile dual two-lane carriageway scheme features: • a northern bypass of Winterbourne Stoke with a... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

£465m congestion-relief plan has BCR of 1.04, HE reveals

A plan to spend almost £500m to cure a bottleneck on a three-mile stretch of trunk road in Gloucestershire has a benefit:cost ratio of just 1.04, Highways England revealed this week.  HE is consulting on two options for upgrading the A417 ‘missing link’ in the vicinity of Air... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Ignore Dorset reform critics – Poole

The Borough of Poole Council has urged local government secretary Sajiv Javid to ignore opposition to local government reform in Dorset. Javid is considering a plan to merge the unitary authorities of Bournemouth and Poole and the Dorset borough of Christchurch to form a new unitary Bournemouth,... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Kent’s trunk road shopping list

Kent County Council wants the DfT to trunk three roads in the county and fund a number of improvements to complement the proposed Lower Thames Crossing. The DfT is currently consulting on whether parts of the road network should be trunked or detrunked (LTT05 Jan). Kent  suggests the following... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
PCNs generate 45 per cent of Dartford Crossing revenues

PCNs generate 45 per cent of Dartford Crossing revenues

Andrew Forster

Almost half (45%) of the income from the Dartford... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Brighton mainline upgrade urged

A campaign to secure funding for a major rail capacity scheme in South London is being organised by the Coast to Capital Local Enterprise Partnership. The Brighton Mainline Alliance wants the Government to commit to upgrading the ‘Selhurst Triangle’ of junctions just  north of East... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
Bristol reviews 20mph limits, as research finds speed drop

Bristol reviews 20mph limits, as research finds speed drop

Andrew Forster

Bristol City Council is to conduct a review of the... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Norfolk u-turns on bus subsidy cut

Norfolk County Council has dropped a plan to cut the support for bus services by £500,000 next year. Bus Users UK worked with local passengers to raise concerns about the cuts during the public consultation on the budget. ... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Kent backtracks on bus subsidy cut

Kent County Council has dropped plans to cut £2.25m from the bus services support budget next year. Instead, a cut of only £450,000 will be made. “We believe there are smarter, more responsive ways to deliver these services,” says the council. “We intend to arrange a... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Stewart for Cambridge Corridor

Iain Stewart, the Conservative MP for Milton Keynes South, has been appointed chair of a new All-Party Parliamentary Group for the Oxford-Milton Keynes-Cambridge corridor.... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today People

Gtr Anglia appoints integration manager

Paul Wilkinson has joined train operator Greater Anglia as integrated transport manager. He was transportation policy manager at Colchester Borough Council.... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today People

Jersey reviews parking as a service

The States of Jersey has commissioned a review of the parking services it provides. The Channel Isle’s Department for Infrastructure has commissioned consultant Parking Perspectives, supported by Parking Associates, to provide assurance on the value for money, and effectiveness of the service... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News

Worthing's car parks key to town’s regeneration

Worthing & Adur Borough Council has made investment in the High Street and Buckingham Road car parks a key element of the town’s regeneration plans.  The West Sussex council’s plans include the redevelopment of key town centre sites, starting with the demolition of the derelict... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News
Luton parking service’s Hazel Brown passes away

Luton parking service’s Hazel Brown passes away

Hazel Brown, a former civil enforcement officer for Luton Borough Council has died aged 67. She transferred to Luton’s new parking services team in 1998 from Bedfordshire Police,... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News

The mystery of Bath's Parking Zone F

Someone has been posting fake residents’ parking signs on lampposts around Bath. The fake signs imply the streets in the Sion Hill and Summerhill Road areas fall into residents’ parking “Zone F”, which the council said does not exist.  People living in the Sion Hill and... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review Opinion
Stonehenge Alliance calls on public to reject Stonehenge road scheme

Stonehenge Alliance calls on public to reject Stonehenge road scheme

Patrick McDonnell

The government is being urged not to jeopardise the Stonehenge... continue

9 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Cornwall Council reviews disabled resident parking bay charges

Cornwall Council says it will review the fees it charges applicants for creating disabled bays outside their homes. A woman with multiple sclerosis made headlines last month when she said it would have cost her £3,800 to put in a special space where she lives. Deb Race, who lives in St... continue

2 Feb 2018Parking Review News

SYSTRA closes Bristol office

Consultant SYSTRA has closed its Bristol office.... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today Business Briefing
Highways England to procure scalable free-flow road charging system

Highways England to procure scalable free-flow road charging system

Andrew Forster

Highways England is to procure a new free-flow road charging... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

£6m bill for unused Manston lorry park

The Government has spent nearly £6m over the last two-and-a-half years renting Kent’s Manston Airport as an emergency lorry park, although it has yet to be used for that purpose. The DfT paid the airport’s owner £5,742,011.73 from August 2015 to 15 December 2017, according... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

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