Planned Stonehenge road tunnel moved to protect view of winter solstice

Planned Stonehenge road tunnel moved to protect view of winter solstice

Mark Moran

A planned road tunnel running past Stonehenge will be moved to protect views of the historic stone circle, the government has announced. Previously it was planned the upgraded A303 would go south of the stones,... continue

12 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
School crossing patrols wear body cameras to deter dangerous driving

School crossing patrols wear body cameras to deter dangerous driving

Mark Moran

School crossing patrols in West Sussex are being issued with... continue

20 Sep 2017Parking Review News
Smarter charging could meet demand for electric vehicle charging, reports Electric Nation

Smarter charging could meet demand for electric vehicle charging, reports Electric Nation

Mark Moran

The initial findings of the Electric Nation trial suggest that smart charging could be a... continue

19 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Ignore the environmentalists opposing Stonehenge tunnel

Malcolm Bulpitt, Maidstone, Kent ME15

In both the news and letters columns of the last issue you give space to the comments of UNESCO, and of a spokeswoman representing a branch of Friends of the Earth (FoE), who criticise Highways England over its proposals to improve the environment of Stonehenge.  Both organisations apparently... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today Comment
Hourbike retains Reading bike hire

Hourbike retains Reading bike hire

Reading Borough Council has awarded Hourbike a new three-year contract to operate the Readybike public bike hire... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Council talks on East Anglia transport group

Local authorities in the East of England met this week to discuss what may amount to the first steps in forming a statutory sub-national transport body (STB) for the area. The meeting to discuss a ‘sub-national transport group for East Anglia’ was convened by Suffolk County Council and... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
County seeks support for capital-region transport body

County seeks support for capital-region transport body

Andrew Forster

Hertfordshire County Council has written to transport... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Partial A1 upgrade probed

Highways England is exploring upgrading only one section of the A1 between the M25 and Peterborough.  The A1 East of England strategic study, commissioned to inform the next five-year Road Investment Strategy, studied the 62-mile section of A1 from the M25 to Peterborough (jctn 17).  Last... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Rethink Oxford-Cambridge Expressway plan, say councils

Rethink Oxford-Cambridge Expressway plan, say councils

Andrew Forster

Councils have expressed doubts about the... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Parts of East-West Rail link at risk

Local authorities are urging the Government not to axe parts of the western section of the East West Rail project in a cost-cutting drive. The project is intended to eventually create a new rail link between Oxford and Cambridge and the current focus is on the western section, from Oxford to... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

New consultation on airports policy

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced a new round of consultation on aspects of the Government’s draft Airports National Policy Statement, which makes the case for a third runway at Heathrow. Consultation on the draft NPS took place between February and May but did not encompass... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Stonehenge tunnel route announced

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has announced the preferred route for the £1.6bn A303 Amesbury to Berwick Down improvement scheme, which includes a 1.8-mile tunnel at Stonehenge.  The DfT said the tunnel would “remove the traffic blight on local communities and enhance the... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Give us better high-speed rail access, Luton Airport urges DfT

Give us better high-speed rail access, Luton Airport urges DfT

London Luton Airport is pressing the DfT to rethink its plans for the next East Midlands rail franchise and authorise four trains an hour to serve the airport station. Luton Airport Parkway is served by frequent Thameslink services and by one East... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Cumulative appraisal of A27 upgrade urged

West Sussex County Council is calling on Highways England to conduct a cumulative assessment of all the road improvements planned on the A27 trunk road along the South Coast. The council says such an assessment should be used to inform the design of improvements between Worthing and Lancing.... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

McWilliams joins Cambridgeshire CA

Keith McWilliams has been appointed interim transport and infrastructure directorby the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority. Hewas Skanska UK’s design services manager.... continue

15 Sep 2017Local Transport Today People
14 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Digital artists transform Brighton air quality data into images

Digital artists transform Brighton air quality data into images

Patrick McDonnell

Brighton & Hove Buses has teamed up with a local art... continue

14 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

Chichester town centre parking consultation underway

Partick McDonnell

Enabling commuters to park on residential streets in the day, and converting city centre car parks to short-stay, are among the ideas that West Sussex County Council is exploring as it seeks ways of managing parking in Chichester to deal with growing parking demands in the city. The county council... continue

7 Sep 2017Parking Review News

Cycling and walking route to link Bognor and Littlehampton

Patrick McDonnell

Preparation work has begun on a combined cycle/walking route on the A259 between Bognor Regis and Littlehampton. West Sussex County Council says many cyclists did not use the A259 because of the volume and speed of traffic, as well as the number of heavy goods vehicles.  The £2m scheme... continue

5 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News
Reigate & Banstead takes out machines and promotes phone payment option

Reigate & Banstead takes out machines and promotes phone payment option

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council, in Surrey, says that it is both making savings and increasing parking revenue by encouraging use of a cashless phone service instead of pay & display terminals. Last year the council started upgrading or replacing pay stations it its... continue

5 Sep 2017Parking Review Products & Services

Transport strategy for Worcester

Worcestershire County Council is preparing a new transport strategy for Worcester. It will complement a city centre masterplan being prepared by Worcester City Council. ... continue

1 Sep 2017Local Transport Today News

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