Union Connectivity Review recommends UK-wide strategic transport network

Union Connectivity Review recommends UK-wide strategic transport network

Mark Moran

The creation of a strategic United Kingdom transport network and collaborative working between the UK government and devolved administrations are key proposals in the final report of the Union Connectivity... continue

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27 Nov 2021Local Transport Today News
Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Competition: schools shortlist announced

Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Competition: schools shortlist announced

Join us online at 11.00 - 11.45 on Friday 3 December to celebrate the winners of both the £5,000 development grants and the £5,000 and £2,000 prizes for schools. Register free here The shortlist for entries to the Rees Jeffreys Road... continue

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30 Nov 2021Local Transport Today News
Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Competition: winners announced online, 3 December @ 11.00

Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Competition: winners announced online, 3 December @ 11.00

The shortlist of successful entries to the first Rees Jeffreys Road Fund Competition, run by The Trustees in order to celebrate 150 years since the birth of their benefactor William Rees Jeffreys, is now complete. The competition attracted an incredible 142 entries. Register free for the Winners Webinar here This... continue

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29 Nov 2021Local Transport Today News
Mask wearing made compulsory on transport in England

Mask wearing made compulsory on transport in England

Mark Moran

The wearing of face covering will once again be... continue

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29 Nov 2021Local Transport Today News
Women’s safety on public transport in the spotlight

Women’s safety on public transport in the spotlight

Mark Moran

Transport for West Midlands (TfWM) bosses met... continue

27 Nov 2021Local Transport Today News
The Union Connectivity Review: final report

The Union Connectivity Review: final report

Grant Shapps

In October 2020, the prime minister asked Sir Peter Hendy to undertake a detailed review of how the quality and availability of... continue

26 Nov 2021Local Transport Today Comment
New homes and buildings to have EV chargepoints by law

New homes and buildings to have EV chargepoints by law

Mark Moran

New homes and buildings in England will be required... continue

22 Nov 2021EVolution News
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Wider transport pledge in COP  declaration seen as progress

Wider transport pledge in COP declaration seen as progress

The transport sector has been taking stock of the outcomes from the COP26 global summit, with  a pledge to embrace wider modal changes in the drive to reduce car emissions seen as a significant step forward. A COP26 pledge... continue

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17 Nov 2021Local Transport Today News
Mile-long rural bypass is first casualty of Welsh roads review

Mile-long rural bypass is first casualty of Welsh roads review

Rhodri Clark

A mile-long bypass in rural Gwynedd has become the first... continue

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17 Nov 2021Local Transport Today News

Levelling up funding is ‘bypassing’ the strategic aims of devolved governments

Rhodri Clark

The UK Government’s allocation of Levelling Up Fund money to transport and other schemes in Scotland and Wales has been criticised for bypassing devolution. Some of the transport schemes could even be blocked by Scottish ministers. Roads have been devolved in both nations since 1999 but the... continue

17 Nov 2021Local Transport Today News
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Welsh Government admits transport errors with new hospital location

Rhodri Clark

A Welsh Government minister has admitted a £360m new hospital is a “case study” in out-of-town development with poor accessibility by public transport. Deputy climate change minister Lee Waters said the new Grange University Hospital, on the edge of Cwmbran, was an example of the... continue

17 Nov 2021Local Transport Today News
17 Nov 2021Local Transport Today News

Electric car clubs in Wales get National Lottery funding

Seven community-owned electric car clubs in rural Wales are to receive almost £500,000 funding from the National Lottery. The clubs, which link up with existing car clubs, will be launched in seven areas: Brecon, Crickhowell, Upper Amman Valley, Kilgetty and Llanteg, Pennard, Pen Llyn, and... continue

17 Nov 2021Local Transport Today News

Cardiff introduces bus gate on north-south artery

Rhodri Clark

Cardiff Council is installing a bus gate at the southern end of Westgate Street, severing a north-south artery across the city centre for general traffic. The work coincides with completion of modifications to east-west Castle Street, at the north end of Westgate Street, to enable the return of... continue

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