17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Parking fines for Bournemouth Airport approach road

Patrick McDonnell

Dorset County Council is introducing a £70 parking fine to curb motorists collecting or dropping off passengers on a road leading to Bournemouth Airport. The council is bringing in a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for Parley Lane on 21 April. The local authority said it hoped that the TRO... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

Royal Berkshire Hospital to trial park & ride scheme

Mark Moran

A park & ride scheme is being trialled in a bid to alleviate traffic congestion around a hospital in the centre of Reading. The P&R service will run between the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading and a site near junction 11 of the M4. It will cost passengers £2 for a single and... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

Temporary traffic order will protect Colchester's grass verges

The North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) has introduced a temporary Traffic Regulation Order on road in Colchester to stop motorists parking on the grass verges and churning up the ground. Concerns have been raised regarding the number of vehicles parked in the unrestricted areas of Cowdray... continue

24 Mar 2017Parking Review News
24 Mar 2017Parking Review News

AECOM to support CORMAC Solutions

Cornwall Council’s wholly-owned civil engineering company, CORMAC Solutions Ltd, has awarded AECOM a ‘top-up’ framework contract, providing additional capacity for civil engineering and environmental design works. The framework covers work delivered by bodies including CORMAC... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Transit system for Luton Airport

Tendering has opened for  the contracts to supply an automated transit system to connect Luton Airport and the nearby Luton Airport Parkway railway station. The airport and station are currently connected by a shuttle bus but the airport plans to build a “guided mass passenger transit... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Revolving infrastructure fund for unitary Oxfordshire

A revolving infrastructure fund could be set up in Oxfordshire if the county moves to a unitary structure of governance, says Oxfordshire County Council. The fund would be used to deliver transport and other infrastructure needed to facilitate housing and economic development. The fund could draw... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

New line could alleviate Ebbsfleet pressures

A new railway line connecting Ebbsfleet International into south London’s rail network could help ease growing capacity pressures in the area, according to Network Rail’s new draft South East route study. Services from Ebbsfleet International run to St Pancras International over High... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Private sector invited to solve rail South East’s capacity crunch

The DfT is inviting the rail industry to come forward with ideas for bringing more private capital into improving rail infrastructure within the South Eastern rail franchise area focused on Kent.  A consultation on the next South Eastern rail franchise, which begins in December 2018, states:... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Grayling axes plan to ease town’s jams

The south Coast city of Chichester looks set to endure many more years of traffic jams after transport secretary Chris Grayling abandoned Highways England’s proposals to improve the A27 Chichester bypass and ruled out reviving the idea of a northern bypass, which many locals... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

How mapping solved the daily fight for a parking space

Dan Saunders

While reading the article ‘Healthy transport: the route to wellbeing and a stronger economy?’ (LTT 03 Mar),  I was pleased to see it touched on a few points that I covered during my own presentation at the sustainable transport and health event in Bristol. First and foremost, I was... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Comment
No case for a new London to Brighton rail corridor, says DfT

No case for a new London to Brighton rail corridor, says DfT

Andrew Forster

The Government has ruled out funding new rail lines in the... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
In Passing

In Passing

The proposal for an Advanced Very Rapid... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Tory Kent endorses bus franchising

Councillors in Kent this week voiced support for bus franchising in the county. Kent’s full council supported the recommendation of a bus transport select committee chaired by Conservative councillor Alan Marsh and comprising nine members (five Conservative, two UKIP, one Labour and one... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Town’s red route plan to get round CCTV ban

Reading Borough Council is to consult on implementing red route ‘no stopping’ restrictions on two radial roads, a move that will enable the council to once again enforce traffic restrictions using CCTV cameras.  The council plans to install red routes on the east-west cross-town... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Clean Air Zone for Bath?

Bath and North East Somerset Council is exploring alternative sources of funding for a feasibility study of a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) for Bath city centre after the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs rejected the council’s £285,000 Air Quality Grant application. The council... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Third Severn crossing explored

Local authorities in Gloucestershire have commissioned consultants to explore the case for a third crossing of the Severn estuary, located north of the existing crossings. Gloucestershire County Council and the districts of Stroud and Forest of Dean are jointly funding the high-level study by... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

TfL wants extra Crossrail train paths

Transport for London wants to run additional Crossrail trains west of Paddington, which could be at the expense of existing services provided by other operators.   TfL’s revised proposals for Crossrail would see:  • off-peak services in the central core increased from 16 trains... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News
More orbital road capacity to relieve M25 SW Quadrant

More orbital road capacity to relieve M25 SW Quadrant

Andrew Forster

The DfT is to explore creating new orbital road... continue

17 Mar 2017Local Transport Today News

Contactless parking arrives in Elmbridge

Residents and visitors to the Surrey borough of Elmbridge can now pay parking using contactless cards, following introduction new pay & display terminals in several council car parks. The terminals are located in the town centres of Weybridge, Esher and Cobham and in commuter car parks at... continue

16 Mar 2017Parking Review Products & Services

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