‘Government should take MaaS opportunities’

‘Government should take MaaS opportunities’

THE UK appears to have stalled in delivering “full scale” Mobility as a service (MaaS) schemes, states a new report. Some trials have lost momentum while seeking further funding, with both “spectacular failures” and “slow declines”, says the Third Annual Survey... continue

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Local Government Ombudsman finds council and contractor at fault in case of ‘Mrs X’

Local Government Ombudsman finds council and contractor at fault in case of ‘Mrs X’

Cherwell District Council and its parking contractor have both been found at fault by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman for the way in which they handled the case of a woman who could not pay for parking at an out-of-order terminal. The ombudsman upheld a complaint by the woman, referred to as ‘Mrs X’,... continue

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Tendring goes extra mile for disabled motorists

Tendring goes extra mile for disabled motorists

Twelve public car parks operated by Tendring Council have received Disabled Parking Accreditations (DPA). The Essex council also achieved Park Mark status in 15 of its sites. Park Mark is... continue

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BPA launches new Car Park Audit

The British Parking Association (BPA) has launched a car park audit scheme for private parking operators of its Approve Operator Scheme (AOS). The initiative allows AOS members to request visits to specific car parks from which they will receive detailed feedback on the condition and operation of... continue

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Southampton City Council

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Essex 3PR school safety scheme expands

Essex 3PR school safety scheme expands

The North Essex Parking Partnership (NEPP) has launched a scheme to encourage parents not to drop their children at the front gates of Pear Tree Mead... continue

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Majority of drivers support action on engine-idling, says RAC

The majority of motorists support enforcement action on engine-idling, a survey by the RAC suggests. Seven-in-10 drivers (72%) want to see councils tackle motorists who leave their engines running when parked. And 44% of people surveyed by the RAC saying officials should tell them to switch off and... continue

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Money Advice Trust signals concerns over debt

A rise in the use of bailiffs to collect debts owed to local authorities in England and Wales has been driven by a surge in the use of bailiffs to collect parking debts, says the charity Money Advice Trust. Bailiffs, now known officially as enforcement agents, have the right to visit a property to... continue

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A city can only be as smart as its citizens

A city can only be as smart as its citizens

Juliana O'Rourke

In recent years, the idea of a ‘smart city’ has shifted from science fiction to meaningless buzzword to –... continue

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Fostering public and private sector innovation

Fostering public and private sector innovation

Since 2014, Innovate UK has invested around £1.3 billion to help businesses across the country to innovate, with match funding from industry taking the total value of projects... continue

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Future mobility impacts

Future mobility impacts

Digital connectivity is the 'golden thread' in the future mobility agenda, enabling new... continue

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MPs to look at case for road pricing

A national debate is needed on whether road pricing could help plug the shortfall caused by sharp falls in Fuel Duty and Vehicle Excise Duty, the House of Commons Transport Committee has stated. It wants to see discussions start now ahead of an inquiry into road pricing, which will be announced in... continue

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Green spaces: measuring their impact on health and wellbeing for citizens

Green spaces: measuring their impact on health and wellbeing for citizens

Cities are busy places and green spaces can provide a space of calm or a place to exercise, somewhere to meet friends or enjoy nature. Green spaces also improve air quality and sequester carbon, making our lives better and healthier.  At the same time, within the public sector, the... continue

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DfT remains vague over rail enhancements schedule

DfT remains vague over rail enhancements schedule

Rhodri Clark

The DFT is not saying when it will publish its pipeline of rail enhancement schemes, more than six months into Network Rail’s Control Period... continue

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Long delay on review of VAT for transport projects

Rhodri Clark

HMRC has not yet completed a review started in 2017/18 of VAT charges for major transport projects. Some transport infrastructure bodies have been setting aside large amounts of money pending the outcome. Government bodies can recover VAT on goods and services in an agreed list but not on others.... continue

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Thinktank calls for road usage tax to cover lost fuel revenue

Thinktank calls for road usage tax to cover lost fuel revenue

A system of road pricing should be introduced to combat traffic congestion and compensate for the £28bn loss of revenue from fuel duty as the country makes the transition to electric vehicles, the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has... continue

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Flintshire County Council

Strong public support for greater local government involvement in buses in England has been indicated in two recent surveys, one of which was commissioned by Abellio. Abellio, a subsidiary of Dutch national rail operator NS, operates no buses in Greater Manchester but commissioned ComRes to conduct... continue

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