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Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The towers on the new Queensferry Crossing over the Forth estuary have become the tallest of any bridge in the UK, reaching 160 metres and surpassing... continue
Categories: Bridges, Scotland
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Scottish Government is commissioning research into how  developments in road vehicle energy sources could affect carbon dioxide emissions.... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
Scottish councils should be given the power to introduce a standard charge to help fund transport and other infrastructure associated with... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Councillors in Edinburgh are expected to give the go-ahead next week for restrictions on vehicle access to streets near six primary schools.  If... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Argyll and Bute Council is developing a business case for the replacement of its existing street lighting stock with more energy efficient LED... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Falkirk Council was this week debating a motion on bus franchising. The motion, tabled by Labour councillor Craig Martin read: “Council agrees... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Angus Carmichael has taken over as Scotland’s road works commissioner on an interim basis, pending the outcome of a review into the office and... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Keith Gowenlock has left consultant WSP where he was a director. He had been with WSP since 2002 and, prior to that, was business manager Scotland... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
Perth & Kinross Council is procuring a real-time travel and city information system for Perth. The council wants a system that can manage,... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Bob Mccafferty, the City of Edinburgh Council’s tram programme manager, is retiring at the end of this month. Mccafferty has held the post... continue
Local Transport Today
Detail
The City of Edinburgh Council has appointed Edinburgh-based environmental consultant Ironside Farrar to advise on the future public realm design for... continue
Categories: Cycling, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The City of Edinburgh Council is budgeting for £2m of costs associated with the Edinburgh Tram Inquiry, but will not fund legal representation... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Patrick McDonnell
Edinburgh residents were asked for their views on a year-long trial of an innovative cycling layout this week. Since September 2014 George Street, in... continue
Categories: Cycling, Scotland
Parking Review
Enforcement News
Legal advice prepared for Citizens Advice Scotland suggests that parking charge notices of around £100 issued on private land are not legally... continue
Parking Review
Parking Policy
Civil parking enforcement should be introduced across Scotland, the British Parking Association says in its latest Master Plan for Parking in... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Green groups want the Scottish Government to ringfence Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) for environmental transport and road maintenance. Responding to the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Scottish Parliament wants ministers to consider raising the speed limit for lorries to 50mph on more single carriageway roads.  In April the... continue
Parking Review
News Lead Story
Mark Moran
A Private Member’s Bill calling for a ban on pavement parking in England and Wales has been submitted to Parliament by the North Dorset MP... continue
Local Transport Today
Viewpoint
Andrew Allen
Inertia is arguably the most powerful force in land-use planning. Planners and architects alike have long recognised the tendency to replicate... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Andrew Forster
The City of Edinburgh Council is exploring how to raise funds to extend its tram line into the north of the city.  The city’s first tram... continue
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