Welsh police forces ask for dashcam footage of dangerous driving

Welsh police forces ask for dashcam footage of dangerous driving

Patrick McDonnell

Police forces across Wales will now accept ‘dashcam’ footage recorded by the public to investigate driving offences following a pilot scheme in North Wales. Operation Snap was... continue

23 Aug 2017Parking Review News
Driver jailed for fatal crash during bid to reach 100mph for Snapchat video

Driver jailed for fatal crash during bid to reach 100mph for Snapchat video

Patrick McDonnell

A driver has been jailed for causing the death of a friend after he... continue

23 Aug 2017Parking Review News
Houses could be demolished to clear air in polluted Welsh village

Houses could be demolished to clear air in polluted Welsh village

Patrick McDonnell

A number of homes in a South Wales village could be demolished... continue

23 Aug 2017Parking Review News

Bus stop standards ‘will have a cost’

The Welsh Government’s proposal to issue statutory guidance on the quality of bus stop infrastructure and information has received a qualified welcome from many respondents to the Welsh Government consultation on bus industry reforms. The Cardiff Capital Region Transport Authority’s bus... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Swansea explores merits of bus QCs

The Labour-controlled City and County of Swansea Council is to compare the merits of bus Quality Contracts and partnerships. The assessment is one of six workstreams being overseen by the council’s economy & infrastructure policy development and delivery committee during 2017/18.... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Buses director to drive Welsh reforms

Transport for Wales (TfW) is to appoint a bus services director to lead Government reforms of the sector.  The director will be responsible for planning “a new integrated transport network”. “The director will be expected to work closely with Welsh Government, local... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Valley Lines asset transfer in jeopardy as devo talks drag on

Valley Lines asset transfer in jeopardy as devo talks drag on

Andrew Forster

The Welsh Government’s plan to take control of the... continue

18 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
HS2 should

HS2 should "not be at the expense of rail electrification," says Vince Cable

Lee Baker

The new leader of the Liberal Democrats has said that HS2 should not come... continue

9 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Clean Air Zone for Cardiff?

The Welsh Government has conducted preliminary analysis of a Clean Air Zone for Cardiff. “The Welsh Government anticipates a Clean Air Zone, with vehicle access restrictions, could be implemented in Cardiff during 2021 or earlier if possible, thereby achieving compliance [with the EU annual... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Severn tolls axe ‘will boost car commuting’

Car commuting between South Wales and Bristol could grow significantly after the Government abolishes the tolls on the Severn Crossings next year, analysts are predicting. Freight could also switch from rail to road.  The Government last month announced the abolition of tolls by the end of... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Ringfence wiring cash for Wales – Skates

Ringfence wiring cash for Wales – Skates

The Welsh Government is demanding that the UK Government ringfences funding that would have been spent electrifying Cardiff to Swansea for other rail... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Welsh Government and councils partner on pinch-point studies

Rhodri Clark

Local authorities are partnering the Welsh Government in “pinch point corridor studies”, with the aim of ensuring that outcomes benefit local as well as trunk roads in each area. The Government has previously been accused of planning trunk road schemes with insufficient consideration of... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

TfW seeks bus advice

Transport for Wales (TfW) is seeking consultancy support for its bus policy work. The consultant will, amongst other things: assist TfW’s bus services director with formulation of a bus strategy and implementation plan; support the implementation of smart/integrated ticketing across multiple... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Welsh transport strategy reviewed

The Welsh Government is to review the Wales Transport Strategy, which dates from 2008. The final updated strategy will be published in 2019.... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Welsh firms’ margins reach new heights

Welsh bus companies in the Bus Industry Monitor (BIM) database achieved an overall profit margin of 9.9% in 2015/16, the highest since the database began in 1988/89. The improvement was partly a result of network shrinkage that cut operating costs significantly. However, recent statistical data... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News

Ease jams for buses, says Welsh Assembly committee

The Welsh Government should publish an assessment of workplace parking levies and higher parking charges as part of an action plan to encourage modal shift to bus, Assembly Members have said. The National Assembly for Wales’ Economy, Infrastructure and Skills committee says the plan should... continue

4 Aug 2017Local Transport Today News
Severn crossings will be free from 2018

Severn crossings will be free from 2018

Mark Moran

Drivers will see an end to tolls on the Severn Crossings in 2018, Secretary of State for Wales Alun Cairns has... continue

22 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News
Welsh free parking plan flops as councils refuse to play ball

Welsh free parking plan flops as councils refuse to play ball

Rhodri Clark

The Welsh Government’s attempt to pilot free parking... continue

21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

Concessionary fares ‘is a bus subsidy’

Welsh infrastructure secretary Ken Skates has insisted that bus operators’ reimbursement for concessionary travel is a subsidy to the industry. An Assembly committee asked Skates and his officers to comment on the bus industry’s  assertion that Welsh Government subsidy per... continue

21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

Old electric trains for Wales

Five electric multiple unit trains previously used for Thameslink services will be deployed in Wales from next year, to provide additional capacity and assist with meeting mandatory disability requirements by 2020. The trains will be leased following an initial £1.9m investment by the Welsh... continue

21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

Cardiff grapples with bus station funding

Plans to build a bus station in Cardiff have run into “funding challenges”, partly because of the need to accommodate pre-existing car park leases. The previous bus station was adjacent to Cardiff Central railway station and close to the city’s main retail area, but BBC Wales... continue

21 Jul 2017Local Transport Today News

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