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2 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

COVID-19 death risk higher for ethnic minorities, report reveals

Mark Moran

People from Black, Asian and other ethnic minority groups are at a higher risk of dying from coronavirus, says a report by Public Health England (PHE). The report, called Disparities in the risk and outcomes of COVID-19, shows age remains the biggest risk factor associated with COVID-19, while... continue

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3 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

Lorries need safe parking spaces

Mark Moran

The Freight Transport Association is urging the government to follow through on its promise to provide safe parking spaces for HGV drivers, who have been tasked with keeping goods moving throughout the pandemic and beyond. Two years after a government pledge to improve truck parking, the FTA said... continue

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3 Jun 2020Parking Review News
Covid-19 leaves programme of Clean Air Zones up in the air

Covid-19 leaves programme of Clean Air Zones up in the air

Andrew Forster

The future of England’s clean air zone (CAZ)... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

Transport plans for SE Wales re-assessed

The Welsh Government and  councils in southeast Wales are to review travel demand and transport investment needs in the light of the “new normal” following the end of Covid-19 restrictions.  In a report addressing the economic impacts of Covid-19, officers told last... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

£30m for Welsh local transport

The Welsh Government has announced the award of £30m grant funding for local transport. The payments include £3.6m to begin construction of a bus interchange in Merthyr Tydfil, £2.2m to improve bus services in Flintshire, and £3.5m to take forward the North Wales Metro... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

Grand Union revises S Wales plan

Prospective open access train operator Grand Union Trains has revised its proposed South Wales to London service, extending them to Carmarthen. Grand Union has applied to the Office of Rail and Road for a 15-year track access contract commencing in December 2021.  Services would initially... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News

We’re heading for climate catastrophe, no doubt about it

John Whitelegg Church Stretton, Shropshire

I was alarmed to read in your editorial comment (‘Climate Constraint’ LTT 15 May) statements that lend support to the case that there are uncertainties, doubts or defects on the science around climate change.   It is important that all those involved with trying to deliver zero... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today Comment
£65m set aside to keep Wales’ railways running

£65m set aside to keep Wales’ railways running

The Welsh Government will spend up to £65m over the next six months to ensure train services continue to operate on the Wales and Borders network for key workers and others that... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News
Drivers willing change habits to keep lockdown's clean air, says AA

Drivers willing change habits to keep lockdown's clean air, says AA

Mark Moran

British drivers are prepared change their behaviour to maintain... continue

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1 Jun 2020Parking Review News
Bike racks for train seats could keep passengers socially distanced

Bike racks for train seats could keep passengers socially distanced

Mark Moran

Designers are working to make more space for bicycles on commuter... continue

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1 Jun 2020Local Transport Today News
'Stay Local' is message in Wales

'Stay Local' is message in Wales

Mark Moran

Plans to allow family and friends to meet outside have been unveiled by First Minister Mark... continue

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29 May 2020Parking Review News
People will switch to cars as lockdown lifts, survey suggests

People will switch to cars as lockdown lifts, survey suggests

Mark Moran

Driving will increase in popularity as the coronavirus... continue

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28 May 2020Parking Review News
Welsh Government invests £30m in public transport schemes

Welsh Government invests £30m in public transport schemes

Mark Moran

The Welsh Government is investing £30m in... continue

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22 May 2020Local Transport Today News
Ordnance Survey sees surge in people using its digital tools

Ordnance Survey sees surge in people using its digital tools

Mark Moran

Ordnance Survey’s GetOutside project has been... continue

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22 May 2020Parking Review News
Growing caution around return to public transport, finds Transport Focus

Growing caution around return to public transport, finds Transport Focus

Mark Moran

Four out of ten people say they will not use public transport again... continue

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21 May 2020Local Transport Today News
COVID-19: What have we learnt?

COVID-19: What have we learnt?

Paul Campion

Let us not get confused: the coronavirus pandemic is above all a human tragedy and our... continue

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21 May 2020Parking Review Opinion
Taxi drivers particularly at risk from COVID-19, ONS figures reveal

Taxi drivers particularly at risk from COVID-19, ONS figures reveal

Mark Moran

Road transport drivers, including male taxi and cab drivers and... continue

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20 May 2020Local Transport Today News
Union calls for action on road transport worker COVID-19 deaths

Union calls for action on road transport worker COVID-19 deaths

Mark Moran

The RMT transport union is calling on the Government take... continue

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20 May 2020Local Transport Today News
How to protect cab drivers from COVID-19?

How to protect cab drivers from COVID-19?

Mark Moran

Commercial and private drivers of passenger vehicles have been among the groups worst affected by the disease due to the... continue

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20 May 2020Local Transport Today News
Passengers waiting over six weeks for rail season ticket refunds, says watchdog

Passengers waiting over six weeks for rail season ticket refunds, says watchdog

Mark Moran

Some rail passengers are waiting six weeks or more for a refund on their... continue

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20 May 2020Local Transport Today News

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