Appraisal ‘at odds with climate agenda’

Current transport appraisal methods with their focus on time savings are inadequate for the climate change agenda, the chief executive of Transport for Wales?has said. James Price told the National Assembly for Wales inquiry on transport decarbonisation: “[One] thing I think is worthy of some real proper look, and this is a UK as well as a Wales issue, is if we’re saying – which I think we are – that transport interventions are there to save the planet and to also generate economic activity, then why are we still evaluating them on the basis of time saved and, an important thing, killed and serious injuries reduced?” He said the transport industry was still using “a 1960s road building methodology” to assess schemes. “We will be developing... continue

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British Parking Association members will offer free parking for NHS staff

British Parking Association members will offer free parking for NHS staff

The British Parking Association (BPA) says that its members have agreed to provide free parking to NHS staff during the coronavirus pandemic. The association’s 700-plus members include local authorities, car park operators and online parking marketplaces as well as NHS trusts,... continue

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MiPermit service will allow free parking by NHS staff

MiPermit service will allow free parking by NHS staff

Chipside is working with local authorities using its MiPermit service to manage parking to enable them to offer free parking to NHS workers and social care staff. “The team at MiPermit welcomes the... continue

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RingGo offers local authorities and hospitals ways to offer key workers free parking

RingGo offers local authorities and hospitals ways to offer key workers free parking

Cashless parking provider RingGo has sent an email to all its 140 local authority customers offering two solutions to help them quickly fulfil the government’s mandate to provide free parking to NHS, health and social care workers, as well as NHS volunteers. The first offering provides a message at the top of each RingGo... continue

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Videalert launches Stingray mobile ANPR system

Videalert launches Stingray mobile ANPR system

Traffic enforcement systems specialist Videalert has launched a new modular automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) camera solution. The Stingray is designed for use with... continue

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Department for Transport seeks local authority transport data to aid COVID-19 response

Mark Moran

The Department for Transport is looking sourcing data sets of transport movements from local authorities across the country. The data will be used to support the Government’s policies to the COVID-19 outbreak. Collection of the data is being coordinated by ITS (UK). The DfT is keen to source... continue

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Chancellor announces income support for self-employed individuals

Chancellor announces income support for self-employed individuals

Mark Moran

Millions of self-employed individuals will receive direct cash... continue

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NCP offers NHS front line staff free parking at 150 sites

NCP offers NHS front line staff free parking at 150 sites

NCP is offering free parking to NHS front line staff to enable them to work when transport networks are offering limited services. NHS workers can access this offer directly via the NCP website and pre-book their space each... continue

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APCOA makes parking free for NHS staff at some locations

APCOA Parking UK NHS staff free parking at a number of car parks across the UK. Staff have to show their NHS pass to be provided with free parking. This offer takes place with immediate effect and will be valid for parking until the end of April, when it will review the situation again. APCOA said... continue

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JustPark wants to match NHS staff with free spaces

JustPark wants to match NHS staff with free spaces

Online parking provider JustPark has launched a campaign to provide the NHS with free parking during the COVID-19 pandemic. The service will enable people with driveways or parking spaces near a... continue

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YourParkingSpace champions free parking for NHS workers

YourParkingSpace champions free parking for NHS workers

YourParkingSpace, an on-demand parking platform, has launched a campaign to provide NHS workers with free parking across the UK. When registering on YourParkingSpace, NHS workers will be provided with a unique code... continue

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Self-employed taxi drivers call for support package as demand slumps due to coronavirus

Self-employed taxi drivers call for support package as demand slumps due to coronavirus

Self-employed taxi drivers across the UK, who have faced a massive drop off in demand due to coronavirus, are calling for a package of support measures for the duration of the emergency. The trade union Unite has written to the Department for Transport asking for immediate support as many drivers have seen nearly or all of their income disappear... continue

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Brexit transition period needs to be extended and clean air zones suspended, says freight organisation

The challenges posed by the COVID-19 virus will make the effective implementation of any new legislation impossible in the short term, says the Freight Transport Association (FTA), the business group representing the logistics sector. As a result, the industry is petitioning government urgently to... continue

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Competition law relaxed to allow cooperation between supermarkets

Competition law relaxed to allow cooperation between supermarkets

The Government has temporarily relaxed elements of competition law as part of a package of measures to allow supermarkets to work together to feed the nation. The move allows retailers to share data with each other on stock levels, cooperate to keep shops... continue

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