19 May 2017Local Transport Today News

First annual survey of Mobility as a Service in the UK to be published by Landor LINKS

Landor LINKS

The 32-page report, to be released in July, will map Mobility as a Service developments in the UK, surveying the organisations providing technology and data to enable MaaS, and looking at plans to pilot MaaS in towns and cities. While focusing on the UK, the report will include international... continue

23 May 2017Local Transport Today News
Evaluations are clear on  one thing: sticks beat  carrots for modal shift

Evaluations are clear on one thing: sticks beat carrots for modal shift

Steve Melia University of the West of England

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12 May 2017Local Transport Today Comment

Curtins opens Cambridge office

Built environment consultant Curtins has opened an office in Cambridge, led by technical director Stefano Strazzullo. “Our long-standing relationship with major universities, together with our huge portfolio in the residential, commercial and education sectors, makes us a perfect fit for the... continue

12 May 2017Local Transport Today News

Haskoning awarded travel plan contract

Gloucestershire County Council has awarded consultant Royal Haskoning a contract to provide residential and school travel plan services for the Cold Pool Lane development. The residential contract includes development of a travel plan, and could feature measures such as personalised travel... continue

12 May 2017Local Transport Today News

Hauliers fear cross-Channel snarl-ups

The Freight Transport Association is warning of huge disruption to cross-Channel freight traffic if the Le Touquet Treaty is revoked. New French president Emmanuel Macron has suggested renegotiating the treaty, which sees UK immigration checks conducted at the French ports. “The repatriation... continue

12 May 2017Local Transport Today News
Promises, promises: Conservative  mayor Tim Bowles

Promises, promises: Conservative mayor Tim Bowles

West of England Conservative Tim Bowles was a councillor on South Gloucestershire Council and a big part of his campaign message was to defend the interests of Bath and North East Somerset, and... continue

12 May 2017Local Transport Today News
Promises, promises: Conservative mayor James Palmer

Promises, promises: Conservative mayor James Palmer

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Conservative mayor James Palmer has promised to investigate an underground metro system for Cambridge; a light rail link between Cambourne and Cambridge; and an... continue

12 May 2017Local Transport Today News
Hayes is Milton Keynes transport head

Hayes is Milton Keynes transport head

Steve Hayes (pictured) has been appointed Milton Keynes Council’s new head of transport. He joins from Transport for the West Midlands (TfWM)... continue

12 May 2017Local Transport Today People

Southend bus depot becomes a Sunday coach park

Patrick McDonnell

Southend-on-Sea Borough Council will be offering coach drivers Sunday lunch when they pay to park at the coastal resort. Coaches are now allowed to use who park at Arriva’s Short Street bus depot on Sundays The £22 fee for parking includes a voucher, which is to be redeemed for a lunch... continue

4 May 2017Parking Review News

Southend parking officer admits to selling fake permits

A council officer admitted to issuing nearly £10,000 of fake parking permits and also cancelling penalty charge notices (PCNs) for friends. Heather Ffrench worked in the parking department as a parking notice officer for Southend-on-Sea Borough Council. Ffrench was one of two council workers... continue

4 May 2017Parking Review News

Woman admits assaulting Bath parking officer over Blue Badge check

Patrick McDonnell

A woman has been fined after assaulting a civil enforcement officer (CEO) in Bath who was checking whether she was entitled to use a Blue Badge. Lamia Messoud admitted common assault on a CEO on 12 December. She was found guilty and fined £100 and ordered to pay costs of £620 as well as... continue

4 May 2017Parking Review News

Taxi driver convicted of assaulting Reigate & Banstead parking staff

A licensed taxi driver has been convicted of assaulting two members of Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s parking team and given a community order requiring him to carry out 60 hours of unpaid work.  Miran Sayed from Welling was sentenced at Staines Magistrates Court on 12 April... continue

30 Apr 2017Parking Review News

Oxfordshire to develop Blue Badge app

Oxfordshire County Council is to develop a high-tech approach to solving the problem of finding a Blue Badge parking space in Oxford and Witney. The project is the result of a successful bid for almost £240,000 of government grant and will use big data and smart technology to guide vehicles... continue

30 Apr 2017Parking Review News

Sustrans wins Soton cycling contract

Southampton City Council has awarded Sustrans and Pindar Creative a contract to provide an on-street wayfinding system for cyclists. The contract runs to 30 August 2019.... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Hants procures bus real-time info

Hampshire County Council is procuring a framework contract for the supply and maintenance of real-time bus passenger information systems, such as display screens and a content management system. The contract will run for up to four years (supply of kit) and up to ten years (maintenance). Eight... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

Driverless car trials for urban roads

Driverless cars will be tested on public roads in a project awarded £8.6m from the Government’s Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles.. The DRIVEN consortium, led by Oxford-based artificial intelligence company Oxbotica, is to test autonomous vehicles in urban areas and on... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

SW Bristol transport probed

Bristol Airport and North Somerset Council are to fund a study into improving transport round the south of Bristol from the west.   The airport is contributing £450,000 and North Somerset Council £200,000 to the Bristol South West Economic Link study. Funding support from Bristol... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News
Brexit Infrastructure Bill urged to accelerate new roads delivery

Brexit Infrastructure Bill urged to accelerate new roads delivery

The Government is being urged to draft legislation to accelerate the delivery of road improvements to serve the Channel Ports in Kent. Charlie Elphicke, the MP for Dover and Deal, wants the planning processes temporarily  suspended to ensure the quick... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

DfT’s smartcard scheme for South East has flopped – NAO

Andrew Forster

A Government project to accelerate the delivery of smartcard ticketing systems on rail services in the South East of England has been a flop, an investigation by the National Audit Office has revealed. The DfT set up the South East Flexible Ticketing (SEFT) programme in 2012 in an attempt to speed... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

School travel plan activity at low ebb

School travel planning activity in Buckinghamshire has collapsed because of funding pressures on the county council, a scrutiny inquiry has revealed.  In 2004 the Labour Government set a target for all schools in England to have a travel plan by 2010, with the aim of cutting home to school car... continue

28 Apr 2017Local Transport Today News

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