Lorries will queue for 30 miles in Kent post-Brexit, The Guardian says

Lee Baker

Lorries will be queuing for up to 30 miles in Kent to get across the Channel as paperwork is checked for 2.6m trucks passing through the port if the U.K leaves the Customs Union, according to The Guardian... continue

21 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

North Somerset prepares to take over parking enforcement

Patrick McDonnell

North Somerset Council will take over control of street parking from the police in April. Council leaders are warning motorists that there will be no ‘soft introduction” of the new civil parking enforcement regime, which goes live on 3 April. A counc... continue

22 Feb 2017Parking Review News

Ed Sheeran wins right to build a cart lodge at country home

Pop singer Ed Sheeran has won a planning appeal to allow him to create a parking structure at his home in the Suffolk countryside. Proposals for a “cart lodge” for housing vehicles at his house near Framlingham, Suffolk were originally been rejected by Suffolk Coastal District Council... continue

17 Feb 2017Parking Review News

Correcton: ‘Grayling backs BRT over electric trains’

In the story last issue ‘Grayling backs BRT over electric trains’ we reported that transport secretary Chris Grayling had told the Bristol Post that he wanted to “look at ways of helping Bristol Metro[bus] develop” rather than getting “hung-up” with electrifying... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Stagecoach’s minibus revival offers a glimpse into the future of urban transport

Stagecoach’s minibus revival offers a glimpse into the future of urban transport

Peter White, University of Westminster

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17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Dorset tries to expand rural bus coverage

Dorset County Council hopes that withdrawing a discretionary concessionary travel arrangement in the county will encourage school transport operators to open their services up to the general public. Dorset currently supplements the English National Concessionary Travel Scheme by allowing... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Bristol prepares for Clean Air Zone

Bristol City Council expects that it will have to implement a charging Clean Air Zone (CAZ) as part of the Government’s revised air quality plan to be published this spring. Five charging CAZs were included in the plan that was quashed by the High Court last year (LTT 11 Nov 16) and ministers... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Brighton & Hove revises devolution proposal

Brighton & Hove City Council has published revised proposals for a devolution deal with Government that could secure additional transport funding for the area. The Greater Brighton City Region devolution proposal covers Brighton & Hove City Council plus Adur Council, Worthing Council and... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Districts back Oxon unitary

Two of Oxfordshire’s five district councils have thrown their weight behind the county council’s plan to create an Oxfordshire unitary authority.  Vale of White Horse and South Oxfordshire districts, in the south of the county, are supporting the plan, which Oxfordshire says will... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Salter joins Mott MacDonald from Cambs

Mike Salter has been appointed transport planning projects director at consultant Mott MacDonald. He joins from Cambridgeshire County Council where he was transport assessment manager/ transport and infrastructure strategy manager. ... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today People

Funding boost for SE transport

Transport projects feature prominently in the Local Growth Fund round 3 allocations for the South East and East of England.  The South East Local Enterprise Partnership’s £102.7m award includes cash for M11 junction 8 improvements in Essex, the A127/A130 Fairglen improvements in... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Go-Ahead buys Swindon municipal

Go-Ahead Group subsidiary Go South Coast has bought Thamesdown Transport, one of the UK’s last remaining municipal bus operators, from Swindon Borough Council. Meanwhile, Stagecoach West has announced an expansion of operations in Swindon from 2 April, with a new route and higher frequencies... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Cambridge to host free-floating bike hire

A ‘free-floating’  bike sharing scheme is to be launched in Cambridge by Chinese company Ofo. Free-floating schemes dispense with the need for expensive docking stations. Users can instead lock the bike to conventional bike parking. Bikes available for hire can be located using a... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Hourbike offers flexible fees in Brighton bike hire scheme

Andrew Forster

A new bike hire scheme in Brighton and Hove will feature differential pricing rates depending on whether users leave their bikes at designated docking stations or in ordinary bike parking. Brighton & Hove City Council has awarded Hourbike the contract to operate the scheme,   which will be... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
Airline exec makes sales pitch for fast Luton rail link

Airline exec makes sales pitch for fast Luton rail link

On 3 February a call for more investment in the UK’s rail network came from a somewhat unusual source – a senior executive in the airline industry. “Passengers need fast, efficient public transport to... continue

17 Feb 2017Local Transport Today Media Monitor
Parking & Property: Building a better future for towns and cities

Parking & Property: Building a better future for towns and cities

Parking & Property 2017 8 June: 15 Hatfields, London Parking & Property is the only annual event dedicated to off-street parking. Over the past 6 years the conference has provided a forum for debate and sharing best practice among public and... continue

15 Feb 2017Parking Review Features
14 Feb 2017Parking Review News

Wokingham to take over parking enforcement from the police

Patrick McDonnell

Civil parking enforcement is due to introduced across the borough of Wokingham in Berkshire in the autumn. Next month Wokingham Borough Council will be making an application to the Department for Transport (DfT) to take over civil parking enforcement (CPE) powers from the police, and once this is... continue

13 Feb 2017Parking Review News
Newspaper claims ministers

Newspaper claims ministers "going cold" on Crossrail 2 as Khan warns of "unprecedented" Tube crowding

Lee Baker

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has highlighted TfL modelling suggesting "unprecedented" crowding... continue

8 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News
8 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

Chiltern pilots mobile rail ticketing

Chiltern Railways is to pilot an app-based ticketing system. Passengers with the app would be able to open ticket gates using Bluetooth. Geolocation tools would locate passengers at ungated stations and identify the trains they travelled on. The app will automatically charge passengers the best... continue

3 Feb 2017Local Transport Today News

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