Sharp drop in number of children walking to school in Wales

Patrick McDonnell

There has been a drop in the number of children walking to school, the Welsh Government has revealed. It found that in 2016/17 42% of primary school children walked to school,... continue

1 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
­­­­Hydrogen car trial poised for launch in Welsh market town

­­­­Hydrogen car trial poised for launch in Welsh market town

Rhodri Clark

More than 900 people have applied to participate in a trial... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Parking charge plan for teachers ditched

Swansea Council appears to have abandoned a proposed parking charge at schools following an outcry from teachers. The proposal was made in a recent consultation on the £20m saving the authority will have to make in the next financial year. However, there was no mention of the charge in the... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Wales seeks rail contractors

Transport for Wales is seeking contractors for a £700m programme of rail-related civil engineering works. The contract will last for two years, with an option to extend for up to two more. TfW intends to establish a framework of “specialist rail civil contractors to provide engineering... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Low cost rail re-opening in Ebbw Vale was a false economy

The decision to minimise infrastructure on the Ebbw Vale railway in South East Wales on the back of flawed passenger forecasts is proving expensive, with most of the budget for additional capacity already spent but no end to the work in sight.  The Welsh Government marked the tenth anniversary... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
Skates sets out timetable for Valley Lines asset transfer

Skates sets out timetable for Valley Lines asset transfer

Rhodri Clark

The Welsh Government has shed light on the proposed... continue

16 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Price changes have increased car park usage in Flintshire

Rhodri Clark

Parking charges introduced in 2015 by Flintshire County Council have increased utilisation levels at most of the car parks concerned. The North Wales authority introduced charges at its car parks in Buckley, Talacre, Holywell, Connah’s Quay, Shotton and Queensferry in summer and autumn 2015,... continue

10 Feb 2018Parking Review News

‘Simplify reporting of deaths to cut fraud’

Prevention of bus pass fraud would be made easier if council tax officers could identify deceased residents to colleagues who administer concessionary travel passes, according to the anonymised Welsh local authority response to the Welsh Government’s consultation on its concessionary travel... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
No consensus on the future of Welsh concessionary travel

No consensus on the future of Welsh concessionary travel

Rhodri Clark

Respondents to the Welsh Government’s... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

Funding fears for Welsh road & rail

Carwyn Jones, first minister of Wales, has disclosed that VAT will add “hundreds of millions of pounds” to the cost of the M4 Relief Road. The Government last month told LTT it would be inappropriate to disclose the forecast VAT bill, which along with inflation, is excluded from the... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

N Wales ‘suffering from lack of regional body’

Bus services in North Wales are still suffering from the abolition in 2014 of the Taith Regional Transport Consortium (RTC), it was claimed last week. Taith, which represented the region’s six unitary authorities, was cited by the Welsh Government’s Simpson review of 2011, which... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
Transport for Wales eyes more control of public transport

Transport for Wales eyes more control of public transport

Rhodri Clark

The Welsh Government wants Transport for Wales to become... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News
Council expands rural bus operations

Council expands rural bus operations

Pembrokeshire County Council in south-west Wales has started to operate two more local bus routes into Pembroke Dock from the surrounding... continue

2 Feb 2018Local Transport Today News

McDonald's parking row led to man clinging to a speeding car

A woman sped out of a McDonald’s Drive-Thru with a man clinging to her car bonnet following an argument. Deborah Ellson drove into Jonathan Morgan following a row over parking at Cross Hands in Carmarthenshire, Wales. Ellson was found guilty of dangerous driving at Swansea Crown Court and had... continue

19 Jan 2018Parking Review News

Subs may take over contracts

Some of Carillion’s subcontractors could be promoted to prime contractor status on road schemes in Wales. Carillion was contracted to deliver improvements to the A40 in Pembrokeshire and design new junctions to replace two roundabouts on the A55 in Conwy.  On the A40 works, Welsh finance... continue

19 Jan 2018Local Transport Today Business Briefing

Ministers tight-lipped on M4 road final costs

The Welsh Government has refused to disclose what the estimated cost of the M4 Relief Road is if VAT and inflation are included. LTT requested the information last week after new evidence submitted by the Government to the scheme’s public inquiry revealed that the revised cost estimate is... continue

19 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Parking charges for Blue Badge holders

Wrexham County Borough Council’s executive has approved plans to end free parking for blue badge holders in the authority’s off-street car parks. Blue badge holders will have to purchase tickets to park from 3 April but will be allowed an additional hour, beyond the time paid for, free... continue

19 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Collapse of Carillion could hit Welsh rail franchise

Questions were being asked this week about the future of one of the three bidders for the next Wales and Borders rail franchise, because Carillion was a member of the bid team.   Carillion was Abellio’s civil engineering partner. Each bidder has an engineering partner because the... continue

19 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

£180m redevelopment plan for Cardiff station

Cardiff Capital Region’s cabinet has agreed in principle to provide £40m of City Deal funding towards a £180m redevelopment of Cardiff Central railway station. The Metro Central project includes provision of a cycle hub and coach station. One option under consideration involves... continue

19 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Swansea and Brunel unis win bike hire

Bike hire schemes will be set up at Swansea University and Brunel University in the London Borough of Hillingdon after the universities won the Santander Cycles University Challenge. Each institution will receive £100,000 to cover the capital costs of setting up dock-based schemes with 50... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

Review groups to oversee all Welsh transport appraisals

Rhodri Clark

The Welsh Government has updated its WelTAG transport appraisal guidance, taking account of the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015 and other changes since the last update in 2008.  The guidance says all transport interventions must consider the needs of future as well as present... continue

5 Jan 2018Local Transport Today News

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