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672 - 15 May 2015: News
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Local Enterprise Partnerships are being offered free advice on how to deliver active travel and public transport elements of their Local Growth Fund... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The Government has completed the final steps in the transition from the DfT’s devolved major scheme funding regime to the Local Growth... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Geoff Gardner has joined Transport for London as programme manager for behaviour change. He had been spatial planning manager (transport) at the... continue
Categories: Greater London
Local Transport Today
People/people
Christian Schmidt, formerly planning manager at the now defunct South East Wales Transport Alliance (Sewta), has been appointed transport planning... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Reggie Tricker has joined consultant Arup in its Edinburgh office as a transport planner. He joins from the City of Edinburgh Council, where he was a... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
David Hampton has left consultant Integrated Transport Planning, where he was an associate, to join consultant Tyréns UK as technical... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Matt Carlson has joined consultant CH2M as an associate director from Arup, where he was a transport modeller. CH2M is the new brand for the... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Emma Young has joined consultant Mott MacDonald as a principal consultant from AECOM. She was previously a sustainable travel co-ordinator at... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Adrian Brown has joined consultant SYSTRA as a senior consultant in its London office. He joins from Transport for London, where he has held various... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Paul Curtis has been appointed international projects manager at transport planning consultant Vectos. He was EU project manager at the London... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Alexandra Martin has joined Atkins as a transport planner from JMP Consultants, where she was an assistant transport planner.... continue
Local Transport Today
People/people
Jan Chaudhry will take over as managing director of Merseyrail in July. He is currently deputy managing director of Abellio UK, which runs Merseyrail... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The future of the proposed Garden Bridge across the Thames in central London and the Emirates Air Line cable car in east London have been questioned... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Traffic volumes on the M6 Toll road in the West Midlands rose by more than 9% year-on-year in the first quarter of 2015, according to the... continue
Local Transport Today
Media monitor
Former transport secretary Andrew Adonis commented on the possibility of Heathrow being expanded in London’s Evening Standard on 13 May
Rik Thomas
Before the General Election, the chief executive of IAG (the company that owns British Airways), Willie Walsh, “attacked the UK’s main... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A rail station serving Ebbw Vale town in South Wales opens this weekend. The station is part of an £11.5m Welsh Government-funded programme to... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Organisations are being invited to bid for a share of a £700,000 fund to deliver electric bike hire schemes across England. Carplus is managing... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Forster
UNCERTAINTY surrounds plans for a major traffic and public realm scheme in Brighton after last week’s local elections saw the Green Party lose... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Gateshead Council is pressing ahead with a targeted approach to implementing 20mph speed limits, saying a “blanket” application of... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The London Borough of Islington is pressing Transport for London to deliver the capital’s north-south cycle superhighway all the way to... continue
Categories: Cycling, Greater London
Local Transport Today
Regular news
AN EDUCATIONAL Trust is  funding a two-year research fellowship into how Britain’s streets could be made safer for cycling.  The... continue
Categories: Cycling, All of UK
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Local authorities and business leaders on the eastern arm of the proposed high-speed rail network, HS2, are stepping up their lobbying to ensure the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A wristband capable of alerting visually and hearing impaired bus passengers to their approaching stop is to be tested by the Transport Systems... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London is seeking a new IT system to assist bus service planning, with an extended range of capabilities compared with its existing... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A Swansea street that has been criticised for its safety record saw accident rates almost halve after it was remodelled in 2006-07, newly released... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A new road in Anglesey’s county town has been awarded £1.9m from the Welsh Government’s Local Transport Fund.  Construction of... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The world’s first retro-fitted fully electric double-deck bus entered service in York this week. The 15-year old vehicle, owned by Transdev and... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) is appointing a consultant to assist on developing a bus strategy for the conurbation. The consultant will... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport Scotland is assessing tenders for a study to help understand how the soon-to-open Borders Railway changes people’s travel behaviour.... continue
Categories: Railways, Rural, Scotland
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Ahmad
The prime Minister, David Cameron, this week signalled continuity for transport policy in England with the re-appointment of most of the DfT’s... continue
Local Transport Today
Lead Story
The new guidance will include advice on quality assurance for land-use/transport interaction modelling
Andrew Forster
The DfT has revealed details of forthcoming revamped guidance for assessing the economic impacts of transport schemes, which will be published in... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Areas with a PTAL score of 0 are white, those with a score of 1 are dark blue
Andrew Forster
Rules restricting the amount of parking in new residential developments in outer London will be relaxed under proposals published for consultation... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Highways England has voiced concern about a developer’s plan to dramatically increase the density of housing on a greenfield site close to the... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A fleet of self-driving shared cars could make 90 per cent of conventional cars in mid-sized cities superfluous but, at the same time, increase the... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Aberdeenshire Council has given its support to Aberdeen City Council’s plans to change traffic management in the city centre. The draft city... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
A recently-opened pedestrian plaza in the Oxfordshire town of Didcot will be opened to buses if town centre expansion plans are approved. The plaza... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Transport Focus is working with a University of the West of England-led consortium to develop a new survey to replace the existing National Road User... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Transport for London is consulting on two options for extending the London Overground to the Barking Riverside housing development on the north bank... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
The DfT has appointed consultant WSP to review in-vehicle sensor technology that would provide drivers with visual or other sensory stimuli relating... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Transport for London has launched web-based tools for transport and land-use planning. Public Transport Access Levels (PTAL), indicating how... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
New developments: council struggling to keep track
Andrew Forster
Buckinghamshire County Council is toughening up how it monitors highway planning obligations struck with developers following a critical report by... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
The Chancellor, George Osborne, this week promised cities across England more transport powers in return for agreeing to implement directly-elected... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
A High Court ruling that a council had no power to charge a  developer to cover the cost of monitoring a Section 106 agreement has not dealt a... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Cardiff: governance deficit
Cardiff city region needs a transport authority to exploit the proposed city deal with Government and other funding, academics told the Welsh... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Leeds City Council is to conduct a trial of Puffin pedestrian crossing technology. The council trialled Puffins in 2006 but decided not to install... continue
Local Transport Today
In brief
Gwynedd Council in North Wales has turned down a loan offer from a Government body to replace over 10,000 streetlights with LED (light emitting... continue
Categories: Road safety, Wales
Local Transport Today
In brief
Kent County Council has launched a procurement to convert the speed cameras in the Kent and Medway Safety Camera Partnership area from wet film to... continue
Local Transport Today
Secondary stories
Community transport: legal wrangle
Andrew Forster
The European Commission has issued the UK Government with an infringement notice concerning the compatability of the UK’s community transport... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Prof Eugene Milne: Routine activities such as cycling most effective at tackling health problems
Physical activity is the “nearest thing to a panacea” in combatting an ”extraordinary range” of health problems, according to... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
Andrew Montague will share the secrets of a successful bike sharing scheme
Dublin has seen a remarkable upsurge in cycling over the past 10 years. Since 2004, the number of cyclists coming into the city each day has gone up... continue
Local Transport Today
Regular news
The government is required to take urgent action to tackle nitrogen dioxide levels from transport after a Supreme Court ruling last month. The... continue