Reactions to UK's 'Green Industrial Revolution': where's the new cash?

Reactions to UK's 'Green Industrial Revolution': where's the new cash?

Juliana O'Rourke

Covering clean energy, transport, nature and innovative technologies, the Prime Minister’s blueprint is designed to allow the UK to move ahead with eradicating its contribution to climate change by 2050,... continue

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19 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
Polls to cut through active travel ‘noise’

Polls to cut through active travel ‘noise’

Transport secretary Grant Shapps has told councils to conduct opinion surveys to cut through the “noise” generated by active travel schemes, such as... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
Transport projects to benefit from £4bn Levelling Up Fund

Transport projects to benefit from £4bn Levelling Up Fund

Andrew Forster

The Chancellor this week  announced a new... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

John Dales

John Dales

Half full, or half empty?

As friends of mine have kindly observed from time to time, when it comes to my innate optimism, hopefulness and sanguinity (look...

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today Comment

New Green Book emphasises good strategic case over benefit:cost ratios

The Treasury this week published a new version of its  appraisal guidance, the Green Book, which reduces the emphasis on benefit:cost ratios (BCRs), and gives more attention to the local economic impact of projects.    The Green Book is used for the appraisal of all proposals that... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Hendy review floats idea of a UK strategic transport network

Sir Peter Hendy has invited evidence to inform his Union Connectivity Review for the Government, which is considering how better transport links between the UK’s four nations can promote economic prosperity and improve the quality of life. One of the issues that the review is keen to hear... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
The members of Hendy’s review team

The members of Hendy’s review team

The government has named the four members of the Union Connectivity Review team who will support its chairman, Sir Peter... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Grant awards for railway re-opening studies

Fifteen rail reopening proposals in England have been awarded up to £50,000 each to allow the ideas to be developed.  The awards from the ‘Ideas’ stream of the DfT’s Restoring Your Railway fund come despite rail demand plummeting to a level not seen for more than a... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

DfT rewards councils with best active travel plans

Seven areas of England have been rewarded with an extra portion of the DfT’s £175m Active Travel Fund grant because their bids reflected the ambitious programmes that the Government wants all councils to deliver. The beneficiaries are revealed in LTT’s comparison of the grant... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Local Tories oppose removal of W Sussex pop-up bike lane

West Sussex County Council is promising to install a high quality permanent cycleway in Shoreham after local councillors complained about the council’s decision to remove a ‘pop-up’ temporary lane  only installed this summer.   Conservative-controlled West Sussex this... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
Clock ticking for fossil fuel cars

Clock ticking for fossil fuel cars

Sales of new petrol and diesel cars will be banned from 2030, the Prime Minister has announced, though sales of new hybrid cars and... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Covid ‘may force ENCTS rethink’

The impact of Covid-19 on the public finances may force the Government to end the policy of free off-peak bus travel for older and disabled people, Hampshire County Council believes. Conservative-controlled Hampshire wants the policy changed so that English National Concessionary Travel Scheme... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Housing probe for EWR station locations

Intermediate stations on the East West Rail line between Bedford and Cambridge could become foci for housing development under Government plans. Officials from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) are leading the investigations. Officers from the Cambridgeshire and... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Charging CAZ for A10 in Herts axed over traffic diversion fear

A planned charging clean air zone (CAZ) applying to cars and other traffic on the A10 dual carriageway through the Hertfordshire town of Broxbourne has been abandoned amid concerns that the charges would shift the pollution problem elsewhere. But alternative ways of cutting the area’s illegal... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
National road pricing on Treasury’s radar

National road pricing on Treasury’s radar

The Treasury is looking again at nationwide road pricing to replace lost fuel duty as more motorists switch to electric vehicles.   The Times reported last... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Ford creates research fund to study e-scooter use in the UK

Ford-owned e-scooter company Spin has launched a  £100,000 UK micromobility research fund.  The funding will pay for researchers to analyse the behaviour of e-scooter riders and the challenges and opportunities for integrating e-scooter use into the urban infrastructure. The first... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News
Brighton to fund bike hire growth

Brighton to fund bike hire growth

Brighton & Hove City Council is to borrow £1.17m to expand the city’s public bike hire scheme, including the... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

E-scooters for Devon town

E-scooter rental firm Voi has won a contract to launch a trial scheme in Barnstaple, North Devon, early next year. Voi will work with North Devon Council, Devon and Cornwall Police and Devon’s leading FE college, Petroc.... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Online manual for road safety audits

A new online road safety audit manual has been launched by the Society of Road Safety Auditors, part of the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation. The resource has been developed specifically to assist those either new to road safety audit or not involved in road safety audit on a... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

Road safety data for MPs’ consistencies

The Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety has launched a website presenting road safety data broken down by parliamentary constituency across Britain. The Constituency Road Safety Dashboard, built by Agilysis, uses casualty data from  2015 and 2019. Users can filter results in... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

DfT prepares e-bike funding plan

The DfT has given details of a forthcoming programme to support e-bikes.  A spokeswoman told LTT: “We are confirming that a national programme of support to increase uptake of electric bikes will be developed, which could include loans, subsidies, or other financial incentives, with a... continue

30 Nov 2020Local Transport Today News

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