22 Mar 2019Parking Review Features

Don’t copy England’s bus Act, CPT tells Welsh Government

Rhodri Clark

The bus industry has urged the Welsh Government not to replicate England’s Bus Services Act 2017, saying it is too bureaucratic. The Confederation of Passenger Transport also argues that small bus operators – of which Wales has a relatively large number – could be shut out by the... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
Rebuilt bus station ‘a barrier to bus use’

Rebuilt bus station ‘a barrier to bus use’

The opening of Newport’s rebuilt bus station in 2015 has failed to boost passenger numbers, according to Newport Transport, the city’s dominant bus... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Council rules out demolishing homes to comply with NO2 limit

Andrew Forster

Councillors in Caerphilly in South Wales have ruled out demolishing a terrace of houses to eliminate illegal levels of nitrogen dioxide. But the council acknowledges that it may be forced to demolish the homes on legal grounds.  Consultants have recommended demolishing the terrace and adjacent... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Flooding hits plan for Vivarail trains

Transport for Wales Rail Services has revised its plans for deploying  hybrid trains in North Wales after flooding damaged the Conwy Valley line between Llandudno Junction and Blaenau Ffestiniog, where trial running had been planned. The line is out of use until mid-summer, and the... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

A national JTA would be too unwieldy, WLGA tells ministers

Andrew Forster

The Welsh Local Government Association has criticised the Welsh Government’s idea of setting up a national joint transport authority (JTA) to oversee buses and provide a centralised regime for taxi and private hire vehicle licensing.  The Welsh Government’s Improving public... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Back M4 relief road, FTA urges AMs

The Freight Transport Association has written to members of the National Assembly for Wales, urging them to support the proposed M4 relief road round the south of Newport. The project was championed by former First Minister Carwyn Jones but its future is uncertain following the appointment of Mark... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Incidents prompt ‘no entry’ signs on A55

Safety incidents on the A55 Expressway in North Wales have prompted the Welsh Government to erect temporary signs to discourage drivers from joining the 70mph dual carriageway in the wrong direction. The results of “investigations” on the road could inform changes to signage on the M4... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

HGV overtaking ban for A55?

The Welsh Government is investigating if there is a case for prohibiting HGVs from overtaking on certain uphill stretches of the A55 Expressway in North Wales, which connects Holyhead to the north-west of England. “Once the investigations and potential trials are complete, recommendations... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News
Waters offers councils help with active travel

Waters offers councils help with active travel

The Welsh Government has promised to help local authorities to be more ambitious in the second iterations of their Integrated Network Maps (INMs) for active travel. Deputy transport... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Further cost rise hits troubled A465 scheme

A 53 per cent increase in the projected cost of an Early Contractor Involvement road scheme may result in changes to the New Engineering Contract suite of documents, the Welsh Government has revealed. Dualling the A465 Heads of the Valleys road between Gilwern and Brynmawr was expected to cost... continue

12 Apr 2019Local Transport Today News

Cardiff ‘self-ticketing’ parking operation filmed posting signs after car was parked

A parking company was caught on CCTV erecting a ‘No parking’ sign on private land in Cardiff before taking the details of parked car. The attendant then took the sign down and the car’s owner was sent a £100 parking charge notice via post. The PCN was issued by Peter Ahmed,... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Manslaughter charge follows row over parking space

A man has been charged with manslaughter following an alleged row over a supermarket parking space ended in a death. Christopher Gadd, 48, died at the Sainsbury’s store in Pontllanfraith in Caerphilly, Wales, after being involved in a collision with a Land Rover Freelander on 4 March. The... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News
Carmarthenshire proposes beauty spot parking charges

Carmarthenshire proposes beauty spot parking charges

Rhodri Clark

Carmarthenshire County Council has raised hackles... continue

31 Mar 2019Parking Review News

Government centralises bus pass renewals

The welsh Government has been asked if it plans to take away all aspects of concessionary fares administration from councils, following the announcement that this year’s pass renewals will be managed centrally.  The Government wrote to councils last month, saying that the renewal of all... continue

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

TfW can extend its activities

Transport for Wales will be able to generate revenue from conducting work for bodies other than the Welsh Government.  A Government spokesman told LTT that TfW was a ‘Teckal’ company and could therefore generate 20 per cent of its turnover from activities not carried out on behalf... continue

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

No need for a charging CAZ, says Cardiff

Cardiff can comply with the EU annual mean limit value for nitrogen dioxide without  implementing a charging clean air zone (CAZ), says the city council.  The Welsh Government ordered Cardiff Council last spring to prepare an action plan to achieve compliance in the shortest possible... continue

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Risk of no deal Brexit puts Valley Line works in doubt

The £738m modernisation of the Core Valley Lines (CVL) in south Wales could be derailed by the DfT diverting resources from the asset transfer process to Brexit preparations, according to the Welsh Government. European Union money makes up £159m of the funding for the modernisation, but... continue

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News
Cardiff and regional transport authority at odds on JTA plan

Cardiff and regional transport authority at odds on JTA plan

Cardiff Council is at odds with the Cardiff Capital Region Transport Authority (CCRTA) over the future of regional transport governance in Wales. The Welsh Government’s transport White Paper, Improving public transport (LTT 14 Dec... continue

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News
The view from a road safety camera van

The view from a road safety camera van

When I was invited by GoSafe, the Welsh road safety partnership, to join a camera operator during a campaign on seatbelt wearing, I assumed that he... continue

29 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

Cardiff Bus increased staff as revenues fell

Cardiff Bus increased its employee numbers in 2017/18 while its revenue dropped significantly. The council-owned company made an operating loss of £2.059m in the year, compared with a £575,000 operating profit in 2016/17. The company, formally titled Cardiff Transport Services Ltd,... continue

15 Mar 2019Local Transport Today News

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