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670 - 17 April 2015: News
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Scottish Borders Council may subsidise departure charges paid by bus operators using the new transport interchange in Galashiels amid warnings that... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Community transport services in Scotland should be funded by a range of sectors, rather than just transport, to reflect the value the services... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Nick Aldworth has been appointed head of highways at Transport for London. He was previously TfL’s general manager – cycle hire. That... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Drew Ritchie has been appointed head of infrastructure in Capita’s property and infrastructure business. He joins from running his own... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Roger Wilkin has been appointed Kent County Council’s interim director of highways, transportation and waste, following John Burr’s move... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Arundel: bypass in jeopardy
A Labour Government would scrap two major road improvements in the south of England to pay for a freeze on regulated rail fares for a year.  The... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Norfolk County Council has awarded a new Norwich park-and-ride contract that will save the council about £500,000 a year, while delivering an... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has approved an apprenticeship standard for a transport planning technician, setting out the technical knowledge, skills and... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
The Greens would axe HS2 and England’s major roads programme, ploughing funding into walking, cycling and more local public transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Swansea council fears that compensation claimants would misuse information if the authority were to publish its highways maintenance inspection... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
Bus franchising could be implemented across many English towns and cities under Labour. “City and county regions will be given more power over... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Busway: new services
Andrew Forster
Additional services have been introduced on the Luton busway and extra bus stops are being explored in moves that could bring passenger numbers... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Highways England (HE) has dismissed concerns that the proposed £1.5bn Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme will worsen air quality in air... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
The Liberal Democrats’ manifesto is brimming with ideas for transport, many with a strong environmental theme. A Green Transport Act is... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
England’s biggest Local Enterprise Partnership could be broken up under plans being considered by constituent councils.  The South East... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
The link between transport and the economy is arguably the dominant theme in the first two chapters of the Conservatives’ manifesto. Chapter... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
One of Wales’ Regional Transport Consortia (RTCs) has been revived on a different legal basis. Transport minister Edwina Hart announced in... continue
Local Transport Today
Analysis
UKIP would scrap HS2 and restrict the use of speed cameras and abolish parking charges at hospitals in England. The party says HS2 is a “vanity... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Oxfordshire County Council wants the Government to ban heavy goods vehicles overtaking on a section of the A34 trunk road through the county. The... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Two councils in the Midlands have reached agreement on a funding deal to deliver a £35.7m road that they say is vital to supporting a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Construction begins this month of Highways England’s 2.5-mile A21 Tonbridge to Pembury improvement scheme in Kent. The existing single... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
At least 95% of services should operate within a window of one minute early and five minutes late
Andrew Forster
New statutory guidance on local bus services published by Senior Traffic Commissioner Beverley Bell explains the standards of service that the... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Liverpool: bus reforms
Andrew Forster
Liverpool should embrace bus Quality Contracts and consider reviving plans for a tram system, according to an environmental commission established by... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The DfT has awarded £7.6m to 37 schemes to improve local transport delivery in rural parts of England. The Total Transport Pilot Fund will... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
PTEG has distanced itself from the “stakeholder recommendations” contained in the DfT’s recently-completed triennial review of the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Public authorities making claims about the air quality benefits of transport policies should be specific about what pollutants they are referring to,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The Government must embrace the idea of road pricing, according to Theo de Pencier, the former chief executive of the Freight Transport Association,... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport for London is shortlisting potential property development partners who will help realise revenue from the 5,700 acres of property TfL owns... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Argyll and Bute Council is predicting a big rise in visitors to the isles of Mull and Bute when the Scottish Government cuts fares on the ferry... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The London Borough of Tower Hamlets has introduced a 20mph speed limit on the majority of its roads. The lower limit has been implemented using an... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Rik Thomas
On 8 April the BBC’s One Show devoted almost ten minutes of coverage to what it termed “child courts” that have been established at... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Once the various manifestos of the major political parties were due to be published only one transport issue dominated the media coverage –... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Transport for London has revealed details of a proposed trial of intelligent speed adaptation (ISA) technology on more than 30 buses in the... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Supreme Court this week heard a case against the UK Government over its failure to meet legal limits for air pollution.  The case, brought... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
None of Britain’s political parties have pledged to honour the forthcoming recommendations of the Airports Commission, which the coalition... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Dr Rachel Aldred: “For some of the most frightening near misses, people report that the incident has made them consider giving up cycling”
For most UK cyclists near misses are an everyday occurrence, with “scary” incidents happening on a weekly basis, according to a study.... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The UK should emulate the Netherland’s successful combining of rail travel and cycling, believes Erik Tetteroo, cycling policy advisor at the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Whoever comes to power after the General Election must commit to the government target of getting 55% of primary school children to walk to school by... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The team behind the Birmingham Cycle Revolution, with cabinet member Lisa Trickett front right
Updates from the eight winners of government Cycle City Ambition grants will be presented at this year’s event in Newcastle. The eight Cycle... continue