Travel restrictions tightened across UK as virus variant spreads

Travel restrictions tightened across UK as virus variant spreads

Mark Moran

Stricter social distancing and travel restrictions have been imposed across the UK following confirmation that a new variation of the COVID-19 virus that has emerged in recent weeks is more... continue

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Councils offered free road sign to Covid centres

Councils offered free road sign to Covid centres

The AA is offering councils free road signs to help people find temporary Covid-19 vaccination centres across the UK. There are currently around 280 community vaccination centres (excluding... continue

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Cycling and Walking Innovations 2021, Jan 26, virtual: latest programme

Cycling and Walking Innovations 2021, Jan 26, virtual: latest programme

This popular one-day summit and expo, now in its 4th year, will highlight how progressive local authorities, supported by service suppliers and consultancies, are making the most of new thinking and new opportunities. Last year's £2 billion 'walking and cycling revolution' has... continue

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Travel demand plummets as national lockdowns reimposed

Travel demand plummets as national lockdowns reimposed

Andrew Forster

Public transport operators across the UK were... continue

11 Jan 2021Local Transport Today News
Van Vuren leads Australian firm’s UK push

Van Vuren leads Australian firm’s UK push

Transport planning and modelling expert Tom Van Vuren is leaving his post as technical director of Mott MacDonald after 21 years, to head UK development for... continue

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Legal challenge launched against national networks NPS

Environmental activists have launched a new legal challenge against the Government’s transport policies, this time focusing on the National Policy Statement (NPS) for National Networks. The action is being pursued by the Transport Action Network (TAN), which has been granted a separate... continue

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Legal challenge launched against national networks NPS

Environmental activists have launched a new legal challenge against the Government’s transport policies, this time focusing on the National Policy Statement (NPS) for National Networks. The action is being pursued by the Transport Action Network (TAN), which has been granted a separate... continue

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Whitehall ‘steering MCA transport funds’

The Urban Transport Group expects the Government to try and exert considerable influence over how mayoral combined authorities spend a new fund for intra-city transport.  The Government has promised £4.2bn for long-term intra-city transport settlements for the eight mayoral combined... continue

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Car club operators urged to share usage data with councils

Car club operators urged to share usage data with councils

Car clubs could play a much bigger part in transport policy if operators agree to share operational data with councils, says a report published by the RAC Foundation.  The report proposes a Car Club-Local Authority Data... continue

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HE ‘hitlist’ to demolish railway structures

Hundreds of potentially useful disused railway structures are threatened with demolition or infilling by Highways England, campaigners have warned. Highways England is responsible for managing the DfT’s Historical Railways Estate (HRE) – around 3,200 bridges, tunnels and viaducts, some... continue

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DfT invites views on extending appraisal beyond 60 years

Longer appraisal periods are likely to improve the benefit:cost ratios of transport infrastructure projects, says the DfT in a consultation that proposes lengthening the period beyond 60 years. Sixty years is the Treasury’s  default maximum appraisal period for spending departments.... continue

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MPs launch transport infrastructure probe

The House of Commons transport committee has invited written evidence for an inquiry into the appraisal and delivery of major UK transport infrastructure. Topics the committee wants to receive evidence on include: the Government’s transport infrastructure priorities and the National... continue

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M25 ‘not a London bypass’

Very little car and taxi traffic on the M25 is avoiding London entirely, analysis for the RAC Foundation has found.  Data from more than four million trips on the road shows that only 14 per cent bypassed the capital completely. The majority –  74 per cent – had an origin or... continue

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Bus info stream up and running

The DfT’s Bus Open Data Service (BODS) should be hosting timetable, fares and real-time service information for bus services across England (outside London) from this week. The information can be used in web and app-based journey planners.  The DfT believes that mandating supply of fares... continue

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Metropolitan bus demand model

The Urban Transport Group  has launched a new model for assessing bus demand in city regions. The Metropolitan Bus Model was developed by consultant WSP and is freely available for use by the UTG’s full members. The UTG is itself using the model to explore scenarios for bus patronage... continue

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National Transport Model peer review identifies output ‘flaws’

A peer review of the DfT’s National Transport Model (NTM) has questioned the credibility of model output showing that massively increasing road capacity results in lower motorway traffic volumes. The review team also expresses concern about a ‘backcasting’ exercise that shows a... continue

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NAO conducts modelling inquiry

The National Audit Office is examining how central government makes use of computer models. “The Government relies on hundreds – possibly thousands – of models for a huge variety of critical activities, from forecasting spending plans to guiding operational decision-making,”... continue

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