Welsh Government to provide £84.6m for bus services

Welsh Government to provide £84.6m for bus services

Mark Moran

The Welsh Government is to provide £84.6m in additional funding to help bus companies meet the challenges of coronavirus and run more services. A... continue

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Hendy accepts PM’s invite to study UK’s connectivity

Hendy accepts PM’s invite to study UK’s connectivity

Sir Peter Hendy will lead a study into ways of improving connections between the four nations of the UK on behalf of the Prime Minister. The exercise has got off to a bumpy start, however, with scepticism... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News
Scots and Welsh enraged as bill gives Westminster UK-wide transport power

Scots and Welsh enraged as bill gives Westminster UK-wide transport power

The UK’s devolved administrations have reacted furiously to a power in the Government’s Internal Market Bill that will give the Government at Westminster the power to directly fund transport projects anywhere in the UK. The Bill establishes arrangements for governance after 1... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News

Pavement parking shake-up in Wales

The Welsh Government is to give local authorities the power to fine motorists who park on pavements. Ministers have accepted the  recommendation of an independent expert group that councils should be given civil enforcement powers to control pavement parking.   Deputy transport minister... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News

Electric buses hit Newport’s streets

A fleet of 15 electric buses entered service with Newport Transport this week. The vehicles were manufactured by Chinese firm Yutong. Zenobe Energy has provided financing for the batteries, the charging system at the depot ,with nine dedicated rapid chargers, and a software platform that helps... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News

Complaints about streetlight switch-off

Caerphilly County Borough Council has received 227 complaints and one compliment for its decision to turn off streetlights between midnight and 05.30. Ten Independent and Plaid Cymru councillors have supported a motion calling on the Labour-run council to review the policy, which affects 22,698... continue

19 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News
New LTT app gets warm welcome

New LTT app gets warm welcome

Just a quick email to say thank you so much for getting the new LTT app organised. I’m sure it was incredibly... continue

16 Oct 2020Local Transport Today Comment

Pockett to retire as CPT Wales director

John Pockett, the Confederation of Passenger Transport’s director for Wales, is to retire at the end of the year at the age of 68. Pockett has held the post since it was created in 2000. A process to find a new full-time director is underway.... continue

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European parking data agreement

Mark Moran

Alliance for Parking Data Standards (APDS), an international specification for parking data, will be adopted by the pan-European transport DATEX II data initiative. DATEX II is a data standard for exchanging traffic information between traffic management centres, traffic service providers, traffic... continue

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12 Oct 2020Parking Review News

ZatPark awarded G-Cloud 12 supplier status

Mark Moran

Unity 5’s ZatPark parking management, permit and enforcement software has been named by the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) as a UK government approved supplier under the latest G-Cloud 12 Digital Marketplace framework for the supply of cloud software. CCS supports the public sector to achieve... continue

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12 Oct 2020Parking Review News
PARC Awards: Best annual parking reports rewarded

PARC Awards: Best annual parking reports rewarded

Lincolnshire County Council was named the Overall Winner in this year’s PATROL Parking Annual Reports by Councils (PARC) Awards. The competition recognises the important role that annual... continue

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12 Oct 2020Parking Review Features
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Positive career progression for the parking sector

Mark Moran

The British Parking Association (BPA) has launched three new skills development and workforce initiatives: a mentoring scheme; a network for women in parking; and an awards scheme for outstanding individuals. The initiatives were unveiled by the BPA during its annual conference, which was run as a... continue

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12 Oct 2020Parking Review News
Electric vehicle infrastructure needs a boost

Electric vehicle infrastructure needs a boost

Mark Moran

The most common reason for not wanting an electric vehicle (EV) is a concern about a lack of public charging points, research by the... continue

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12 Oct 2020Parking Review Features
How has the pandemic changed parking?

How has the pandemic changed parking?

Over half of UK local authorities provided free parking during the first months of the pandemic, a study by cashless parking provider RingGo... continue

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12 Oct 2020Parking Review Products & Services
Bike storage company reports gets COVID boost

Bike storage company reports gets COVID boost

Mark Moran

British cycle storage manufacturer Grease Monkey says it has seen demand soar due to modal shifts during the pandemic. Growing... continue

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12 Oct 2020Parking Review Products & Services
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The inspiring women who keep the country moving

The inspiring women who keep the country moving

Mark Moran

Female managers, engineers and operational staff working in the bus and rail sectors were among the winners of the 2020 Amazon everywoman in... continue

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9 Oct 2020Local Transport Today News
Road transport is a COVID emergency

Road transport is a COVID emergency

COVID-19 has forced the Government to intervene in most spheres of life: locking down the nation, shutting parks, a multi-billion-pound... continue

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5 Oct 2020Local Transport Today Comment

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