19 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
IoW rail  blueprint submitted to DfT

IoW rail blueprint submitted to DfT

A fleet of refurbished former London Underground trains will be delivered to the Isle of Wight if the Government accepts franchise operator... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Parking standards revamped  after housebuilder protests

Parking standards revamped after housebuilder protests

Andrew Forster

Worcestershire County Council has revised its proposed... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Airport’s bid for more rail services rejected

The DfT has rejected a call from the owner of Luton Airport for more East Midlands trains to call at Luton Airport Parkway station.  The station is currently served by Thameslink trains and just one East Midlands Trains service an hour. The airport wanted the DfT to increase East Midlands... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Southampton consults on city-wide CAZ

Southampton City Council is consulting on establishing a council-wide clean air zone (CAZ) covering buses, coaches, heavy goods vehicles, taxis and private hire vehicles.  Vehicles failing to met the minimum emission standards (Euro 4 petrol/Euro 6 or VI diesel) for the CAZ would have to pay a... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Labour sets tests for Heathrow expansion

Labour sets tests for Heathrow expansion

Labour has announced its opposition to Heathrow Airport  expansion but will give its MPs a free vote next week on the Government’s Airports National... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Heathrow expansion welcomed by the North and Scottish political leaders

Heathrow expansion welcomed by the North and Scottish political leaders

In early June the news that a Parliamentary vote on the expansion of Heathrow Airport was imminent produced an entirely predictable rash of commentary pieces in the media. What was perhaps not so predictable, however, was the amount of analysis focusing on the effect of a third... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today Media Monitor

Making the Oxford-Cambridge arc a good place to live

Mike O’Sullivan (Former transport and planning cabinet member – Milton Keynes Council) Stony Stratford Milton Keynes MK11

Peter Kay’s Viewpoint article on life in Essex makes for dismal reading (LTT 11 May). Field by little field, uncoordinated developer-infilling in a low density suburban car-dependent way, and rubber-stamped by local councillors, represents the antithesis of good planning.  The... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today Comment

Menzies retires from Cambs

Bob Menzies has retired from Cambridgeshire County Council where he was service director for strategy and development, which included transport strategy, passenger transport and infrastructure delivery. From 2004 to 2012 he was the council’s head of delivery for the Cambridgeshire guided... continue

22 Jun 2018Local Transport Today People
Southampton rolls out electric vehicle charging in city centre car parks

Southampton rolls out electric vehicle charging in city centre car parks

Southampton City Council has installed 30 new electric vehicle (EV) charging points across five city centre multi-storey car parks. Southampton selected NewMotion’s smart charging points, which were installed by JoJu over a six-week period. JoJu was able to connect the charging... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News
20 Jun 2018Parking Review News

Bath parking price changes aim to reduce congestion

Patrick McDonnell

Bath and North East Somerset Council is consulting on proposals to increase the cost of long-stay parking charges in its car parks and to limit the length of stay in kerbside bays.  The proposed changes form part of plans aimed at improving air quality and reducing congestion. The council... continue

20 Jun 2018Parking Review News

Mayor orders halt to Cambridgeshire Park & Ride, busway and pricing work

Andrew Forster

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority mayor James Palmer has ordered a halt to all development work on new busways, park-and-ride, and road charging, until a review determines whether the projects are consistent with his transport objectives.  Palmer’s instruction is a... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
Grayling orders inquiry into rail franchises’ timetable farce

Grayling orders inquiry into rail franchises’ timetable farce

Andrew Forster

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has asked Office of Rail... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Councillors back controversial northern bypass of Chichester

Andrew Forster

West Sussex County Council is calling for a northern A27 bypass for Chichester, despite warnings it may be impossible to deliver because of its effect on the South Downs National Park.  The council’s cabinet member for highways and infrastructure, Bob Lanzer, this week endorsed officer... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

New funding model for MetroWest probed

North Somerset Council has vowed to find a way of delivering the MetroWest phase one project to improve local rail services in Bristol and surrounding area, following the DfT’s rejection of a bid to the Large Local Majors Fund (LTT 25 May). MetroWest phase one would see the branch to... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News
No safety benefits from signed 20mph limits, says Hampshire

No safety benefits from signed 20mph limits, says Hampshire

Andrew Forster

Signed-only 20mph speed limits have had no beneficial... continue

8 Jun 2018Local Transport Today News

Apple Pay and Google Pay parking arrive in Cheltenham

PayByPhone is extending the use of Apple Pay and Google Pay to Cheltenham Borough Council. Users will be now able to select from multiple payment options, but the PayByPhone app will automatically default to Apple Pay or Google Pay if the user’s device is already set up to make payments using... continue

1 Jun 2018Parking Review Products & Services
JustPark rolls out cashless service across Dorset

JustPark rolls out cashless service across Dorset

Parking technology provider JustPark has secured a group of seven local authority mobile payments contracts in Dorset. The cashless service contracts cover 189 car parks as well as on-street... continue

1 Jun 2018Parking Review Products & Services
Remedy for Johnson & Johnson office parking problems

Remedy for Johnson & Johnson office parking problems

A car park serving offices belonging to pharmaceutical giant Johnson & Johnson has undergone a major refurbishment. The refurbishment of the 570-space car park in Buckinghamshire was managed by... continue

1 Jun 2018Parking Review News
1 Jun 2018Parking Review News

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