Council scraps plan to include cars in Bath’s Clean Air Zone

Council scraps plan to include cars in Bath’s Clean Air Zone

Andrew Forster
15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

SW councils aim to persuade ministers that two STBs is best

Andrew Forster

The two shadow sub-national transport bodies in the south-west of England are hoping to persuade the DfT that the region’s transport needs are best served by having two STBs rather than one.  The DfT wants a single STB for the region and has ruled out giving financial assistance to help... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Hants prepares A31 for no-deal Brexit

A three-mile section of the southbound A31 in Hampshire could be turned into a lorry holding area in the event of a no-deal Brexit. The road between a junction near Alresford and a junction near Winchester would be used to hold between 200 and 300 HGVs destined for Portsmouth International Port. A... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Oxford’s ride-share ‘needs more support’

The Oxford Bus Company is expanding the coverage of PickMeUp, its on-demand ride sharing service, but says more sponsorship is needed to make the service sustainable.   PickMeUp was launched in June last year covering the Eastern Arc of the city, which is home to many major employment... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

DfT finds £31m more for MetroWest rail

The DFT has announced an additional £31m grant for the MetroWest phase one project to enhance rail services in Bristol and the surrounding area, including re-opening the rail line to Portishead in North Somerset. The MetroWest programme has been blighted by successive cost increases. North... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
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CA halts work on M11 northern extension

The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority has halted further investigatory work into extending the M11 from Cambridge to Wisbech, pending the outcome of funding bids for two other major road improvements. Cambridgeshire County Council, acting on behalf of the combined authority (CA),... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
Borough undermining case for A5/A46 investment, says Leics

Borough undermining case for A5/A46 investment, says Leics

Andrew Forster

Leicestershire County Council has criticised a borough... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Cash for new ‘garden towns’

The Government has awarded councils £3.7m to help develop plans for new garden towns in England. The selected towns are: Grazeley garden settlement between Reading and Basingstoke (up to 15,000 homes); Hemel ‘Garden communities’ in Hertfordshire (up to 11,000 homes); Easton Park... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

MHCLG’s £5m keeps Crossrail to Ebbsfleet on the agenda

Andrew Forster

The campaign group championing extending Crossrail from Abbey Wood to Ebbsfleet in Kent remains optimistic the Government will eventually approve a scheme, despite receiving much less funding than it wanted to develop the proposal. The Crossrail to Ebbsfleet Campaign says extending the east-west... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

'Upgrade Bedford-Bletchley’

The East West Rail Consortium of councils is calling for more investment in the Bedford to Bletchley section of the proposed line from Oxford to Cambridge.  “Some minor improvements to the existing rail corridor between Bletchley and Bedford are proposed as part of the western section... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

TfL prepares for Crossrail to Reading

Transport for London expects London to Reading stopping rail services to transfer from the Great Western Railway franchise into the Crossrail concession later this year, ahead of the central London tunnel section opening. Updating the TfL board on progress with the delayed and over budget Crossrail... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Correction

An editing error created a misleading sentence in the report last issue on Smarter Cambridge Transport’s critique of the Cambridgeshire Autonomous Metro (CAM) bus rapid transit proposals (‘Report findings questioned’, page 7). The following quote appeared, but without the words in... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Portsmouth care workers fined for misusing Blue Badges

Three care workers have been found guilty for misusing Blue Badges in Portsmouth. The cases, heard in separate magistrates court hearings, follow investigations by Portsmouth City Council. Portsmouth Magistrates’ Court heard that on 26 June 2018, Cheryl Lepota was caught by council... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Driver who rammed into Tesco worker jailed

A getaway driver who broke a woman's back when she rammed into her in a supermarket car park has been jailed. Lucy Turner from Borehamwood sent shop worker Danielle Wood sprawling over the bonnet as she drove into shoppers outside Tesco in Rickmansworth on 23 December 2018. As Turner attempted to... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Operation Brock is ready for action, says government

The government says a new range of measures are now available for managing roads disruption in Kent that may arise in the wake of Brexit. The measures, named Operation Brock, queues lorries bound for mainland Europe on the coastbound M20 and uses a contraflow on the London-bound carriageway to... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Herefordshire allocates £150k for car park upgrades

Herefordshire Council has approved expenditure of £150,000 for improving car parking across the county. The programme of works will include improvements to signage and accessibility at the Maylords car park, particularly for those parking with children – including 12 new parent/child... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News
Braintree receives Park Mark awards for all its car parks

Braintree receives Park Mark awards for all its car parks

All council owned car parks across the Braintree district of Essex have retained national awards for their safety and accessibility for the sixth consecutive year. Braintree District Council’s 16 car parks have been... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News
CitiPark receives Park Mark Rickmansworth for site

CitiPark receives Park Mark Rickmansworth for site

CitiPark’s new car park in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire, has been awarded the Park Mark by the Safer Parking Scheme. The barrierless and ticketless car park has 140 spaces and is located... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News
Britannia Parking lands on the Isle of Wight

Britannia Parking lands on the Isle of Wight

Britannia Parking has opened a new car park at East Cowes on the Isle of Wight on land made available by ferry operator Red Funnel. The Well Road car park is the only... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News
West Sussex cracks down on Blue Badge abuse

West Sussex cracks down on Blue Badge abuse

Mid Sussex County Council has successfully prosecuted 14 for Blue Badge parking fraud and another 100 people have been issued official warnings. In the latest case, county... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Hants to cut speed limits to boost air quality

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

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